Winning draw for Duffield

County League

Division One

Duffield 1st XI (19pts) 253-9 [46 overs] (T Roe 88, S Muskett 37) drew with Tutbury 1st XI (9pts) 167-9 [46 overs] (R Ellerington 34, D Yeomans 37, B Johal 4-30).

DUFFIELD CC first XI continued their fine start to the season with a winning draw in a top-four clash with Tutbury.

Duffield are now just seven points behind leaders Cutthorpe.

Duffield seconds also had a good day as they recorded a two-wicket win at Matlock seconds on division 5N.

Matlock (8pts) 186-7 [46 overs] (M Burton 34, E Pressland 48, E Sims 3-35) lost to Duffield (22pts) 187-8 [46 overs] (O Paish 40, R King 42, K Watkinson 3-44) by 2 wickets

Duffield thirds picked up the full 27 points from their home game against Nutbrook thirds in division 9N.

Duffield (27pts) 186 all out [46 overs] (D Bingham 50, A Kelly 31, H Kelly 37, D Kerry 5-51, R Gilbert 3-27) beat Nutbrook (5pts) 96 all out [28 overs] (R McGrath 31, K Blake 5-26) by 90 runs

Belper Amateurs

In division 5N, Belper Amateurs firsts maintained their position amongst the front runners in the division after gaining a winning draw at Swanwick Hall.

Swanwick Hall (12pts) 191-8 [46 overs] (Andy Wilson 61, Chris Maleham 3-27) drew with Belper Amateurs (16pts) 194-9 [46 overs] (Steve Dymond 34, Oliver Deeming 66, Andy Wilson 4-16).

In division 7N, Belper Amateurs second XI (4pts) 138-7 [46 overs] (M Morris 65, A Matthews 3-19) lost to Heanor Town second XI (22pts) 140-4 [36.3 overs] (A Matthews 48, M Edwards 49*, M Morris 3-48) by 6 wickets. See page 21 for report.