Ordsall Bridon hit third spot in Premier

Kimberley v Ordsal Bridon'Newdigate Street, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2NJ '9th May 2015''Ordsal Bridon's Martyn Long''Picture by Dan Westwell''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
Kimberley v Ordsal Bridon'Newdigate Street, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2NJ '9th May 2015''Ordsal Bridon's Martyn Long''Picture by Dan Westwell''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140

Ordsall Bridon have hit the heady heights of third in the Notts Premier Cricket League, after a winning draw at Kimberley.

The Institute won the toss and invited their guests to bat in a match reduced to 46 overs per side.

Martyn Long (37) provided an 85-run base with skipper Paul van den Heuvel, from which the side went on to total 204-8.

Van den Heuvel, who was sixth out for 75, top-scored and Alex King claimed 5-60 to limit the damage.

After Sam Johnson fell to his first ball, Shaun Levy and Tom Rowe took Kimberley to 90 before Rowe was run out on 65.

From there, wickets fell regularly until Chris Glover was left to play out the final over in a nervy finish to secure the draw, Aqab Ahmed’s 4-56 not enough to lead his side to the win.

In the Bassetlaw Championship, Retford were five-wicket winners over Edwinstowe.

Hosts Edwinstowe were bowled out for 133, Chandra Kumara taking 4-34 and Jonathan Redfern supporting with 3-30.

In reply, Retford knocked off the runs for the loss of five wickets, Amit Kundra unbeaten on 34.

Division One’s clash between Grassmoor Works and Ordsall Bridon II was a weather affected draw.

Grassmoor made 238 for 8, Andy Legg taking 5-57, and in reply Bridon were 85 for 7 when the game was called off, Adam Sedgewick with 30 runs.

In Division Three Retford II beat Edwinstowe II by seven wickets.

Iain Bates took 5-50 and Kevin Pattenden 4-27 as Edwinstowe were skittled for 71, Retford hitting 72 for 3 in reply.