20:20 competition at Anston Cricket Club, action from Ordsall V Papplewick (w110712-3d)
20:20 competition at Anston Cricket Club, action from Ordsall V Papplewick (w110712-3d)
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ORDSALL Bridon fell at the final hurdle in their attempt to capture the Mallen Trophy on Sunday.

After beating Papplewick and Linby in the semi-final they were lost to Anston, at Ryton Road.

Anston and Harthill were the hosts for the 20 overs semi-finals, before Anston and Ordsall Bridon met in the final on Sunday evening.

Losing the toss Anston were put in to bat and then unleashed an assault on the Ordsall Bridon bowlers.

Long (19) fell after a good start, but this brought together Perera and Lyne.

The two batsmen punished anything loose, Lyne hitting eight sixes on his way to a magnificent 109 not out.

Perera also hit eight sixes, eventually getting out trying to hit the famous Gary Sobers trick of six sixes in an over, hitting four before being caught on the boundary trying for his fifth.

Anston made 246 for 3 off just 20 overs.

Bridon knew they would have to get off to an aggressive start, which they did, but early breakthroughs from Ruczenczyn and Plant and a run out from the same two saw the pressure get to Ordsall Bridon.

An onslaught from Brewer, who hit five sixes in a quick fire 54, kept Ordsall Bridon in the game before he was bowled by Long.

Once he was gone Anston took hold of the game, with Ordsall Bridon struggling to keep up with the run rate and Anston taking some breathtaking catches through Brearley, Long and Norbury.

The visitors were eventually all dismissed for 141.

Anston lifted their second trophy in successive seasons, celebrations followed and John Lyne was awarded Man of the Match.


NW w/Leverton 215 all out

Retford 219 for 5

RETFORD took 20 points from this five wicket win over their near neighbours.

Jon Cook was the star, taking 5 for 33 as the hosts were dismissed for 215.

He also hit 79 unbeaten runs in Retford’s innings of 219 for 5.

This Saturday Retford host Thoresby Colliery, while Ordsall Bridon are at Glapwell.