Cricket – Nutley 131 lost to Kerala Strikers 176

Nutley slumped to their third consecutive defeat to undo all their good work earlier in the season.

The match was all about one man when batting first, Strikers makeshift opener Shimmy Karinattu Thomas (92) played a beligerent innings to get the visitors off to a flying start. He was well supported by Dinu Baby (26) before the Nutley bowlers fought back through Warren Freer (4/37) and Alan Poulter (3/40). Only two other batsmen made double figures as Strikers totalled 176.

In reply several of Nutley’s batsmen made starts but wickets fell regularly as Strikers used eight bowlers with two wickets apiece for Kalesh Karickal Nandakumar (2/15), Carol Thomas 2/3), Jinson Francis (2/23) and Edwin Vadukkoot Jose Paul (2/16). Only Poulter (36) made any progress as Nutley fell for 131.

Match scorecard

This week Nutley visit Herstmonceux 2nds