Ordsall Bridon conquer the Cavaliers in first win

Ordsall Bridon v Harthill. Bridon batsman Paul Van den Heuvel G130504-2c
Ordsall Bridon v Harthill. Bridon batsman Paul Van den Heuvel G130504-2c
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Ordsall Bridon picked up their maiden victory of the Notts Premier Cricket League on Saturday when they hosted West Indian Cavaliers.

Rain delayed the start of play, and with the overs reduced to 35 each, Ordsall won the toss and elected to have the Cavs bat first.

The Bridon bowlers made early progress reducing their visitors to 64 for 4, but Akhil Patel scoring at almost a run a ball held the innings together before he was dismissed on 99.

On reaching maximum batting points, Bilal Shafayat declared the innings closed on 183 for 7.

Matthew Makings with 3 for 45 led the Bridon bowling.

The hosts’ reply made a slow start, as they fell to 20 for 2.

Paul van den Huevel (36) and David Fagan then combined in a stand of 75 to get them back on track.

By the time Fagan fell for 82, Bridon needed just seven more for their first win of the season, which they duly accomplished with seven balls remaining.

This weekend, third from bottom Bridon visit third placed Clifton Village.

In the Bassetlaw League, Retford had a dominant nine wicket win over Harthill in Division One.

Pascal Bradley took 5 for 27 as Harthill were dismissed for 109, and Mark Bull was unbeaten on 46 as Retford made 110 for 1.

Division Two Ordsall Bridon II beat Kiveton Park II by eight wickets, thanks to Andy Legg’s 5 for 48.

Retford II, in Division Three, had a winning draw with Welbeck III.

John Laking and Sarvesh Kotian both notched half centuries, and Chris Watt took 3 for 77.