Saturday 13th August 2016
Hucknall 4th XI v Old Dalby 1st XI
Old Dalby travelled to Hucknall looking to continue their unbeaten run but Hucknall were not going to be easy to overcome. After winning the toss Dalby put Hucknall in to bat and things looked to be going their way when 2 wickets had been taken by the 4th over but M Fifoot(27) and M Rees (47) put together a good partnership to take Hucknall to 80 -3. Paul Whyley (42) then took control and Dalby's bowlers struggled to dismiss the batsmen Hucknall finishing on 186 for 10 in 44 overs
Dalby's innings got off to an even worse start with the first wicket going in the first over and things then went from bad to worse with the batsmen struggling with the unpredictable wicket and soon they were 68 for 7 and it looked like they would struggle to make 100. However Harry Clayton (41) and Phil Greaves (27) had other ideas and put on a fine display to take Dalby to 136 all out in 33.2 overs. This was not the result Dalby had hoped for but fortunately for them results at the top of the table meant that they keep the pressure on and next week's trip to Belvoir is eagerly anticipated.
Saturday 6th August 2016
Old Dalby 1st XI v Bingham 2nd XI
Old Dalby entertained Bingham on a beautiful afternoon and were looking to repeat the win they had last month when they traveled down the A46 to the visitor’s ground. Dalby won the toss and elected to bat and openers Rob Herrick (47) and Tom Driver (50) were quickly off the mark and the runs soon began to mount up, the scoreboard was showing 90 when Herrick was caught behind but Dalby were only just getting started and they had plenty of batting to come. David Greaves (84) and Joe Gant (69) aided by Ben Wass (25), Alfie Greaves 14 not out Harry Clayton (12) Will Gent 10 and Tony Woodcock 9 not out all chipped in to amass 358 for 9 in 45 overs.
Bingham began their innings but it soon became apparent they had no answer to Dalby's bowlers and Tony Woodcock 3-11, Will Gent 2-15, Alfie Greaves 2-29, Harry Clayton 1-4 and Joe Gant 1-8 soon ensured that Bingham were all out for 96 in 28 overs. Dalby travel to Titchfield Park in Hucknall for next week’s game hoping to capitalise on their winning form.
Saturday 30th July 2016
Whatton & Aslockton 2nd XI v Old Dalby 1st XI
Old Dalby took the short trip to Whatton & Aslockton looking to keep up with the division leaders. Whatton with only 10 men won the toss and elected to bat first and Dalby's bowlers set about making sure they contained their hosts and ensuring they took full bowling points. Whatton put up little resistance and after 7 overs were 4 wickets down with only 10 runs on the board, Dalby took full advantage of their opponents young side and Whatton finished on 71 for 9 in 31 overs. Dalby's bowlers posted figures as follows, Carrick Fone 4-0-5-3, Alfie Greaves 5-1-7-2, Wilf Conway 7-1-20-2,Lee Creedon 5-2-7-1 and Tony Woodcock 6-1-14-1
After an early tea opening batsmen Rob Herrick (25) and Tom Driver (29 not out) soon put the finish in sight and Dalby ran out winners with 72 for 2 in 15.2 overs. Dalby remain in 2nd spot in the league and closed the gap on divisional leaders Belvoir 3rd's to 18 points.
Saturday 23rd July 2016
Newark R & M III v Old Dalby
Old Dalby lost the toss and Newark decided to bat first on a very hot afternoon. Newark fielded two new openers to those who played the previous week at Old Dalby and it looked like their main aim was to remain in for the 45 overs. The runs were very slow in coming and with 13 overs gone there were only 31 runs on the board, but the batsmen proved very difficult to dismiss and after 45 overs Newark finished on 142 for 3.
After the break Dalby set about chasing down the target and thanks to Ben Wass (61 not out) and Rob Herrick (26) the target was reached in 24 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. This was not as comprehensive victory as the previous week but Dalby remain in second place in the league with 5 games remaining.
Saturday 16th July 2016
Old Dalby v Newark R & M III
Old Dalby lost the toss, Newark put them in to bat and after a slow start Dalby's openers picked up the pace and soon the runs were mounting up. Rob Herrick finished on 74 and Tom Driver who was just back from honeymoon added 76 to the total. However this was not the end of Dalby's batsmen as Ben Wass (59), new signing Wilf Conway (35) and youngster Alfie Greaves (41*) all helped Dalby on to a record total of 344 for 8 in 40 overs.
Newark's innings got off to a bad start with both openers going in the 3rd over and apart from Luc Chignell (47) they offered little resistance and they were all out for 108 runs in 24.2 overs. The damage being inflicted by Will Gent 3-18, Alfie Greaves 3-6 and Joe Gant 2-29. The 20pts achieved by Dalby has taken them to second place in the division and put them on course for an exciting end of season run in.
Saturday 2nd July 2016
Bingham II v Old Dalby
Old Dalby traveled to Bingham knowing they needed to win in order to keep up with the division leaders. After winning the toss Dalby elected to bowl and their bowlers set about their task and some tight bowling contained Bingham and they were all out for 67 runs in 23.4 overs.
After tea Dalby's openers Rob Herrick (33) and Chris Knott (24) made light work of scoring the runs needed for a victory and Dalby finished on 68 for 0 in 12.2 overs.
Dalby's Bowling; Carrick Fone 3-14 and 16 yr old Matt Lindley 3-9
Saturday 25th June 2016
Old Dalby v Hucknall IV
Dalby were all set to play host to HucknalI when half an hour before the start the heavens opened and the prospect of a match looked bleak. Both teams were keen to play, especially Dalby as their two previous games had been cancelled and so began the wait for the weather to clear up. The tea break was brought forward to a late lunch and the rain finally stopped, the covers were brought of and all eleven Dalby players got to work forking the square to try to get rid of the water. The strategy worked and both teams agreed to 20 overs each to get a game played in order to try to beat the next downpour.
Dalby were put in to bat and had 14 on the board before the loss of Alistair Fell (7), but Rob Herrick (20) and Ben Wass (63) put together a great stand. Herrick went in the 8th over with 36 on the board but Wass was joined by David Greaves (33) and Dalby clocked up the runs and finished on 148 for 6 in their 20 overs.
Hucknall's innings got off to a bad start with opener Regan Neale going for a duck, only H Burton (32) and P Whyley (22) put up any resistance to Dalby's bowlers and they finished on 97 for 9 with 14 year old Ben Carr taking a wicket with the last ball of the match.
Dalby bowlers Joe Gant 3-20, Will Gent 3-5 and Ben Carr 2-14
Saturday 3rd June 2016
N&ACC IV v Old Dalby
Old Dalby won by 102 runs
Old Dalby batted first and their batsmen managed to rack up the runs thanks to Ben Wass (68) David Greaves (31) Tom Driver (20) Will Gent (19*) and Alistair Fell (19) to finish on 201 for 10 in 44.5.
Notts and Arnold lost their first 2 wickets cheaply and only a mid-order rally by Stannard, Kaye and Bashir helped them to 99 for 10 in 38 overs. Joe Gant 3-13, Carrick Fone 3-21 and David Greaves 2-16 inflicted the damage and Dalby ran out easy winners.
Saturday 28th May 2016
Old Dalby 1st XI v East Bridgford II XI
East Bridgford won by 79 runs
East Bridgford elected to bat first and Dalby looked to be on course until Anseer Mehmood (57) proved difficult to remove and the runs began to rack up. Too many extras also added to Dalby's woes and East Bridgford ended on 157 for 10 in 43.3 overs. Dalby bowling Carrick Fone 3-34, Alfie Greaves 2-30 and Will Gent 3-30
Dalby's batsmen apart from Rob Herrick (14) and Ben Wass (32) put up little resistance and Dalby were skittled out for 78 for 10 in 27.2 overs, most wickets falling to Ameer Shah 5-16.
Saturday 21st May 2016
Wymeswold II v Old Dalby
Wymeswold won the toss and put Dalby in to bat in a game reduced to 36 overs due to showers being forecast during the afternoon. Dalby got off to a slow start and in the 5th over were 11-2 but Rob Herrick (22) held one end up and assisted by David Greaves (18) they moved the score on to to 43. Joe Gant 69 not out and Lee Creedon 38 gave Dalby a final score of 168 for 7 in the allotted 36 overs.
Play resumed after tea and a short sharp shower soon brought the players back in but they were soon back out and Dalby's bowlers set about their task determined to beat the weather.
Dalby had 5 bowlers, 3 of them under 15 years' old and they all performed very well. Wickets were taken by Alfie Greaves 3-23 and Ben Carr 2-17 and they were assisted by Joe Gant 2-12 and Lee Creedon 1-27 enabling Dalby to hold Wymeswold to 107 for 9 in 36 overs.
Saturday 14th May 2016
Nottinghamshire Deaf vs Old Dalby 1st XI
Win for ODCC away to Nottinghamshire Deaf who were 143 for 10 in 42 overs - ODCC 147 for 7 in 43.2 overs
Old Dalby won the toss and elected to field. Nottingham Deaf started slowly due to tight bowling from Dalby but the batsmen proved difficult to dismiss due to a number of dropped catches. However solid bowling from Tony Woodcock 6-26 saw the opposition all out for 143 in 42 overs.
After the break Dalby's innings began with the loss of openers Driver and Coulter with only 18 runs on the board. David Greaves (38) and Joe Gant (42) then struck up a partnership until Greaves was bowled by L Savage. Lee Creedon stepped up to try to see Dalby home but was caught out on 11 runs and it looked like they would fall short as in the previous week. The runs were slow in coming but Nigel Walters (10) and Phil Greaves (13*) saw Dalby agonisingly close to winning and it was left to Tony Woodcock to to hit a final 4 to clinch victory for Dalby. Old Dalby finishing on 147 for 7 in 43.2 overs.
Saturday 30th April 2016
Notts & Arnold Amateur CC 4th
XI v Old Dalby 1st
Notts & Arnold won the toss and elected to field in a match reduced to 36 overs apiece due to the poor weather forecast. Dalby’s batsmen set about their task despite several interruptions due to the inclement weather. Joe Gant 33, Wayne Sharpe 22, Lee Creedon 19, Harry Clayton 18, Ben Wass 17 and Tom Driver 15 helped the score on and Dalby finished o 147 all out in 29.3 overs.
After tea Notts & Arnold took to the field and Dalby’s bowlers managed to keep the runs down with Lee Creedon 4-20 and Joe Gant 2-14 enabling Dalby to run out winners by 37 runs. Notts & Arnold finishing on 110 for 9 in 36 overs.
Saturday 7th May 2016
Old Dalby 1st
XI v Belvoir 3rd
Dalby won the toss and elected to field however they found it hard to take wickets due to a lack of first choice bowlers being available. Tony Woodcock being the best of the bowlers with 3-38 but far too many extras were given to Belvoir and with Chris Bealby making 53 not out and James Perkins 45 it enabled them to finish on 186 for 6 in 45 overs.
Dalby’s innings got off to a bad start with Rob Herrick going cheaply but fellow opener Alistair Fell made 82. Apart from George Herrick 29 and Michael Coulter 15 no other batsmen put up much resistance and Dalby fell short by 14 runs finishing on 172 for 10 in 38 overs.
Bowling Will Bray 3-11, Jamie Gilbertson 3-45