Match Reports


South Notts League

Old Dalby v Radcliffe On Trent - 11th June

Another comfy win, Dalby were put into bat and got off to a good start with Gant 16, Herrick 25, Wass 52, D Greaves 33, Conway 30, Clayton 38, Coulter 15, Gent 16 not out for Dalby to finish on 301 for 8 In reply Radcliffe never really looked like chasing the score down as they looked to stop Dalby from taking maximum points, but 4 wickets from Creedon, 3 for A Greaves with 2 in 2 balls, 1 for Gent and 1 for Gant and 2 good catches from Coulter for Radcliffe to finish on 158 all out

Chilwell v Old Dalby - 3rd June

The un defeated record continues on a very difficult wicket, Dalby elected to bowl a dominant display in the field restricting Chilwell to 106 all out with a five wicket haul for the rising star Tony Woodcock, four wickets for Gent after a slight altercation with the umpire 😀 The spin master Joe Gant taking the other wicket, also an acrobatic catch from Lee Creedon not without injury!! and two good catches from Alfie Greaves In reply Old Dalby openers got off to a bad start with R Herrick and Conway out cheaply, Wass 17, Greaves 16, To leave young Harry Clayton 35 not out, Joe Gant 25, Dalby finishing on 108 for 5

Old Dalby v Belvior - 28th May

Another maximum points haul for dalby as they were put in to bat with Herrick and Knott getting off to a good start before Knott was out for 17 and Herrick for 19 followed by greaves,Wass, and Coulter cheaply driver batted well for 40 but a great partnership between Gant 55 and Conway 88 with some fine hitting from both with dalby finishing on 274 for 8. In reply Belviors openers were dismissed cheaply off the excellent bowing of gent who finished with 12 overs 4 for 36. With a greaves bowling very well at the other end. Gant came on to claim a couple of wickets with Webster Freckingham taking a wicket. An excellent run out and 2 wickets for D greaves 1 in the last over to gain maximum points. Also a special mention to Wass , Conway and Knott for 3 excellent catches

Old Dalby v Thrumpton - 20th May

In a top of the table clash on a rain affected day the match was reduced to 30 overs per side with Dalby putting Thrumpton into bat, looking a bad decision when Thrumpton raced to 110 for 1 in 16 overs, with Alfie Greaves taking the first wicket, Gent bowled 8 excellent overs, Gant bowling 4 overs 3 wickets for 7, Conway 2 for 31 and Derosa 3 for 11 of 3, Alfie Greaves taking the final wicket, 3 brilliant catches, 2 by Alfie Greaves and the exceptional left handed athletic Take off by Joe Gant, to bowl Thrumpton out for 146 In reply Dalby got off to a steady start with the Conway crew, R Conway finishing on 18, the barman Wilf Conway held it for 2, Driver and D Greaves started to tick the scores on nicely when the heavens opened, but after an hour and a half delay the grounds man and Thrumpton umpire got the game back on with Driver brilliantly caught for 47 after smashing it around the ground, D Greaves finished for 50, Coulter 6 not out, Gent 9 not out and hit the winning runs with great composure Finishing on 147 for 5

Radcliffe On Trent v Old Dalby - 13th May

Two wins out of two for Old Dalby In a close match, Radcliffe were put into bat starting well with 80 runs without loss until Harry Clayton broke the deadlock with a caught and bowled, he then claimed a wicket off the dangerous J Booth, with a great catch from Adam Rudd following several drop catches!!! Alfie Greaves took three quick wickets with three bounce Creedon along with Gant chipping in with a wicket each for Radcliffe finishing on 163 for 7
Dalby's innings got off to a great start with Knott and Conway setting off at a steady pace not falling for 16 runs but Conway and Clayton ticked the score to over 100 before Clayton was out for 36, Conway went on to make his 50 to finish on 60, D Greaves finishing on 22, a middle order collapse made a tight game of it before Alfie Greaves hit the final two runs with an over and four balls to spare

Old Dalby v Basford - 7th May

A great start to the season, Dalby batted first getting off to a bad start losing both openers Conway for 0 and Knott for 6. Wass then got some quick runs and started a partnership with D Greaves before Wass out for 33, Greaves and Coulter started to build the score before Coulter was LBW followed by Greaves for 31. Gant and Driver set a steady partnership with Gant hitting full stride finishing on 152 not out Driver 18, Will Gent got out cheaply, Alfie Greaves 25 not out with Dalby finishing on 311 Basford innings got off to a bad start with Alfie Greaves taking two wickets in his first two overs, gent claiming a wicket in his second over, 2 Basford batsmen raced to the 50's W Street 90 brilliantly caught out by Gent from the bowling of Gant, as Dalby fielders dropped catch after catch it looked like Dalby wouldn't get Basford all out but a further wicket for Gant and 3 more for Alfie Greaves with two in two balls to finish with a five wicket haul for 66 for the 15 yr old

Burrough League

Tuesday 20th June - Old Dalby v Sproxton Burroughs league 

A great performance by Old Dalby as Sproxton chose to bat, Dalby's bowling attack of young Harry Towne (15) and Ed Purcell kept things tight in the first couple of overs and Sproxton found it hard to score runs, in Townes second over he blitzed the Sproxton batting line up with 4 wickets in the over including a Hatric, finishing his 4 overs , 5 wickets for 11 runs, Webster Freckingham's magnificent spin bowling wizardry had the batsman bamboozled (and the wicket keeper!), 3 wickets for 8 runs and Sid Silverwood keeping it tight at the other end taking a wicket left Will Gent to close the match taking the final wicket leaving Sproxton 46 all out

In reply Dalby mixed the batting order sending in normal opening bowler young Alfie Greaves (15) and senior Mick Coulter the pair saw the game out with some magnificent stroke play with Coulter finishing on 21 not out and Greaves 29 not out hitting a great 6 to close the game

Tuesday 9th May - Old Dalby v Asian Sports

A good win for Old Dalby in their first Burrough League game against a good Asian Sports team. Dalby batted first losing Silverwood, Gant, Wass and Owens cheaply but Sharp and D Greaves ticked the score on nicely with Sharp 42, D Greaves 31 not out with Coulter, A Greaves, Gent chipping in for Dalby to finish on 118 for 9 In reply Asian Sports got off to a terrible start with A Greaves taking 2 wickets in the first over, quickly followed by Gent at the opposite end with a terrific spell of bowling taking 4 wickets, Gant chipped in with a crucial wicket, Silverwood with 2 wickets, in a close finish the opposition required 5 off the last over, but the Sharp's second ball of the over closed the match.

Under 10's Kwik Cricket

Friday 23rd June - Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Syston

Two games for the kwik cricket team, against Melton with them batting first, some good bowling by William, Tom, Thomas, James, Isaac, Freya, Vaughan and Archie keeping it to a tight score of 242, Dalby batted well lost a couple of wickets in the last two overs to fall 10 runs short In the second game playing Syston in an entertaining game, which Dalby won by 8 runs, changing the team around bringing Freddie in for Freya, excellent batting only loosing one wicket, bowling good and kept the game tight with some excellent fielding to claim the match

Under 11's Incrediball

Friday 16th June - Market Overton - Old Dalby

A hot evening at Market Overton against a very strong side.  Dalby batted first and scored 210 loosing several wickets to some very experienced bowlers.

We were looking good until a couple of experienced batsmen took to the crease and saw Market Overton home for 284

Friday 2nd June - Old Dalby v Egerton
With Dalby Scoring 221 and Egerton Scoring around the 280 mark it was a lovely atmosphere. Everyone looked to be enjoying themselves, it was nice to see some training put into practice, areas to practice on for improvement as with anything but a fantastic effort made by all. 
Brilliant wicket keeping from Charlie with Ben stepping in at times, Archie & Finlay's 2nd overs were fantastic, some lovely balls that were so close to being wickets. Fantastic fielding from Sammy, some great throws. Huge improvement on Masons bowling (great to have you back) Lovely to welcome our new members Archie & Thomas, some lovely cricket played from both and some great 4’s for Thomas. William taking a maiden over with no runs conceded which is an amazing achievement, well done, and a big well done to todays Captain Ben you did a great job. 

Under 15's

Wednesday 21st June - Frisby v Old Dalby  

Another good win, Old Dalby batted first and on a difficult wicket they got off to a steady start with Angus Wilbourn 21, Innes Yates 9, Alfie Greaves and Harry Towne kept the score ticking on with Greaves 25, Towne 24 for Dalby to finish on 108 for 6 In reply Frisby never really got going with tight bowling from Wilbourn and Ben Carr, followed by Towne and Ben Wells with a wicket a piece for Carr, Towne and Wells. Frisby struggling to get near the target, Dalby had the chance to bowl the youngsters who performed brilliantly Fraser Morley taking his first wicket, along with Callum Purcell taking a wicket. Also great overs from Quinn Brittain and Joe Knott, plus an excellent run out from Knott and two great catches by Alec Purcell for Frisby to finish on 80 for 6

Old Dalby v Plumtree - 14th June

A good win this evening for a young Old Dalby side, a big thanks to all the youngsters, who came along, fielded with excellent enthusiasm, Fraser, Callum, Quinn, Charlie and Joe to help the team along.  Plumtree batting first, with tight bowling, good fielding and good catching kept Plumtree down to 117 in 20 overs, with Ben Carr 2 wickets, Alec Purcell 1 wicket and 2 for Alfie Greaves with 3 catches for Harry Towne
In reply Dalby got off to a great start with Angus Wilbourn finishing on 48 with some excellent big hitting and Innes Yates for 7, Alfie Greaves just got going, but a couple silly run outs put pressure on Dalby, Harry Towne came in with a steady 15 playing some great shots, accompanied by Ben Carr with 10 not out and Alec Purcell 8 not out, both seeing Dalby home with a lovely display of batting to finish 118 for 4

Syston v Old Dalby - 7th June

A good win 134 for 2, Syston 86 for 3 Dalby batted first getting off to a great start with Innes Yates 47 not out, Angus Wilbourn 23, Harry Towne 22, Alfie Greaves 18 not out In reply Dalby kept the bowling tight with a wicket for Ben Carr, Alec Purcell and Harry Towne, good bowling as a team but particularly from Joe Knott, Ben Wells, Quinn Brittain and Fraser Morley and excellent fielding from Vaughan Brittain

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