With no 1st team game this weekend the 2nd team was some what strenghtened for the visit of high flying Wollaton. The day got off to a bad start as Turner lost yet another toss, but was let off as the Wollaton skipper chose to bat, which would have been what Turner would have asked them to do anyway!!!!
The innings was started by Turner, with 1 run coming off the 1st over The 2nd over was the responsibilty of Mark Nevin who went one better, beginning with a maiden. Turner struck with the 2nd ball of his second over, Wollatons opener edging to Glenn Formoy at 1st slip with the score on 2. A few overs passed, with the number 3 for Wollaton yet to get off the mark, and with pressure building on him he attempted to take a quick single, but Max Danby at mid wicket had different ideas, a clean pick up and a calm throw to Newby meant the batsman was on his way back to the shed, the score 13/2.Turner struck twice in his 4th over, Andy Gordon catching the other opener at mid - on for 12 followed by Danby taking a catch at cover, the new batsman not troubling the scorers and the score remaiming on 13. Nevin struck in his 6th over removing the number 4 for only 1 run! The score at a very commanding 29 - 5!! Turner and Nevin finished their spells with, 6 - 1 - 22 -3 and 6 - 2 - 11 - 1 respectively. Wollaton now began do dig deep and their numbers 6 and 7 formed a partnership worth 76, with Andy Gordon ( 6 - 1 - 15 - 0), Glenn Formoy (6 - 3 - 11 - 0, including a run of 25 dot balls), Phil Zdanowski (4 - 1 - 22 - 0), Max Danby (4 - 0 - 18 - 0) all trying but not succeeding in breaking the partnership. This was finally ended by Andy Laughton ( 4 - 0 - 19 - 1), the batsman finally caught behind by Newby and the final wicket of the innings going to Dan Collington ( 4 - 0 - 19 -1) with the last ball of the 40 overs, Wollaton finishing 143 / 7 with their number 6 batsman ending the innings on 76 not out.
After tea openers Kev Osbon and Dave Newby took to the field, but a wicket soon fell, Osbon falling in the 3rd over for 2, with the score on 6. Danby (6) now joined Newby at the crease and pushed the score up to 15 before being bowled by a great ball which moved back in. Formoy strode out and fell 2 balls later for 0, followed by Kev Smith out 1st ball to a good full length ball, the score still 15. Dan Collington was next to the crease and ended the run of ducks smashing his 1st delivery for 4, but falling 5 balls later for 9, the score now oddly 29 - 5 off 8 overs. With the game looking like Fiskerton were going to throw it all away quickly, Andy Laughton stepped out to join Newby determined to stop the run of wickets. This partnership began to gain runs, but with the score on 53, Newby called for a quick single, only to find Laughton asleep on his bat and ineveitebly the latter was run out easily for 15. Skipper Rob Turner came to the crease hoping to stop the rot and a heavy, embarrasing defeat. This proved to be the case as Turner and Newby settled into a steady partnership with Newby scoring most of the runs including a 4, but not the orthodox way with a boundary, no this was all with their legs, although both batsman, nearly bringing their tea back up agreed that this was to be the only one of these 4's of the innings. Turner finally fell for a well crafted 16, with the score now on 128 ending a partnership of 75, which had seen Newby getting to his 50 and Fisko closing in on an unexpected win. Andy Gordon was the next batsman, and he and Newby saw the side home , Gordon hitting the winning runs finishing 4 not out, but without a doubt the Man of the Match could only go to one man and that was Dave Newby who carried his bat and ended the innings 79 not out. Fiskerton winning inside 33 overs, 7 wickets down, after being 53 / 6 on 15 overs.
Well Done Lads!!!