Cricket -Denton 1sts V Nutley

Denton 146 for 3 beat Nutley 143

Nutley elected to bat at a sun baked Avis Road and were soon in trouble against a fired up Dan Smith (4/43) as they slumped to 27 for 4 and then 51 for 6 as Dilip Pereerra (3/13) kept up the onslaught.

Only a well made half century from Warren Freer (56) and 29 extras took Nutleys total to 143.

In reply Denton lost an early wicket before Liam Poulton (22) and Pereera (65no) took control. Nutley skipper Alan Poulter pulled off a stunning slip catch to dismiss Poulton but Pereerra and Karunacharige Ranga Thushara (45no) saw the hosts to victory at 146 for 3 with a big hitting partnership. Freer (2/26) was the pick of Nutleys bowlers.

Nutley entertain Eastbourne 3rds next Saturday.

Match scorecard

Warren Freer made 56

Nathan Harding