Blackboys 165 – Nutley 154
Nutley were relegated following another defeat after getting themselves into a winning position.
Having been asked to bat Blackboys lost a quick wicket before Chris Turner (81) took command. So dominant was Turner that his half century came up with just 62 on the board! However, wickets fell regularly as the home batsmen’s shot selection frustrated Turner at the other end. Nutley stuck to their task to dismiss the hosts for 165 as Nick Parsons (3/15) backed up the good work done by Mark Reed (2/19), Alan Poulter (2/22) and Nick Avis (2/44).
Nutley made a positive start to their reply through Ian Ritchie (30) before Steve Setters (3/24) caused a mini collapse but it was an excellent fifth wicket stand between Nick Avis (59) and Alan Poulter (26) that brought dreams of a rare victory. However, when Chris Turner (3/36) removed them both the run chase fell short at 154.
Next week Nutley host promotion chasing Mayfield 3rds in the seasons final match.