The Second XI had the privilege of playing the first SNCL game of the season at GLA, whilst the First XI made the short trip down the Epperstone bypass to play Hoveringham.
Both teams lost the their respective tosses, but that would be all they'd lose on a record breaking day.
The Hoveringham skipper must still be having nightmares over asking Calverton to bat first as the runs flowed. Despite the early loss of Darren Wright, the rest of the batsman made hay taking full advantage of a particularly short boundary one side of the wicket. Scott Andrew and Adam Peel put on 131 for the second wicket before Adam fell for 63. Skipper Ryan Evans joined Scott who was making steady progress and the two of them compiled another good partnership of 81 before Ryan was adjudged LBW. By now the 'wee man' was getting into his (short) stride and a ton beckoned. Cal Williamson & Scotty added another 116 runs plundering the bowling to all parts before Scott finally fell to the last ball of the innings for a magnificent 140. Cal was undefeated on 47 as the innings closed on a mammoth 334-4.
Meanwhile up the road at GLA the Bottesford Captain was probably ruing batting first as Jarrod Bell tore the top order to shreds. Bowling with great control and enough movement to bother the batsmen, Bottesford never really threatened to post a decent score in perfect batting conditions. With Ethan Wright chipping in with 3 wickets and Jarrod returning to mop up the tail, 122 all out was a superb effort by the bowlers, Jarrod finishing up with the remarkable figures of 6-28 off 10 overs.
After the Seconds had tucked into a wonderful spread by Mrs Bateman, it was the turn of the batsmen to shine (well three of them anyway). Skipper Graham Waghorn dragged Jarrod away from the teas and out with him to open the batting, whilst Fraser Ball sat on the verandah with pad rash! 97 were added for the first wicket before the Skipper was adjudged LBW for about 50!! Fraz joined Jarrod and the remaining 25 runs were achieved without any alarms. A 9 wicket victory with 17 overs remaining - heady stuff!
Down at Hoveringham, they (Hoveringham) weren't going to die wondering! Two early wickets for the Skipper put Calvo in the driving seat, but runs were coming at a healthy lick as the score rattled along to 77-2. Then a collapse of 'Calvoesq' proportions due to fine spells of bowling by the 'spin twins' saw the hosts subside to 125 all out. Brinsley finishing with 4-20 off 8 overs and Daz with 2-15 off 5.
So, 40 points from 40 and the two biggest wins ever recorded on the same day since just prior to the Boer War!
MOM - 1st XI Scott Andrew
MOM - 2nd XI Jarrod Bell