South Notts League
A dogged Tony Dyer (28) saw wickets tumble at the other end as Belvoir fell to 42-3.
At this point he was joined by the jaunty Ryan Lewis (34) in a 36-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Wollaton’s Max O’Dowd (3-58) then snaffled a couple of wickets with his clever tempting spin and Belvoir were in trouble at 96-6.
Enter Lewis Dann to punch and smack a 31-ball 34 in a 56-run seventh wicket partnership from 50 balls with his captain Olly Clayfield (30).
Some last-minute lusty blows from Matt Irvine secured the third batting bonus point, but Richard Adams had the last hurrah with his third wicket off the penultimate ball.
Wollaton’s ground fielding and catching was excellent. Some of Freddie Sail’s stops in the covers were superb and Ian Dodd’s run out of Dyer very sharp.
With the weather threatening and then interrupting Wollaton’s innings twice, there was a need for speed.
James Godrich (73) did all that could have been asked of him. His 50 from 69 balls was full of forcing cricket and three huge sixes. He changed gear with 23 more runs from 13 balls before making Tom Neville sweat over a towering drive to mid-wicket.
Godrich was ably supported, indeed out-scored at times, by O’Dowd (56 from 52 balls) in a partnership of 69 for the second wicket.
Belvoir were still battling in the field and two sharp catches by keeper Danny Ross, off the clever spin of James Fellows (2-28), may have rekindled a spark of hope but it was not to be.
Grantham & Melton
Frisby, Hoby & Rotherby 116
Buckminster welcomed the bottom side and duly handed them a hammering.
Alex Sears led the way with a sublime 117. His innings included 14 fours and five sixes and, along with Jack Berry (43) and Andrew Murdoch (33), helped set an imposing total.
With a massive score to defend, Buckminster used five bowlers, with Craig Colby relishing a rare chance to take 5-20.
Frank Woodhead Final
Egerton Park 174-5
Thorpe Arnold’s picturesque ground played host to a high-scoring final that saw Egerton Park defeat Buckminster
Chasing nearly 10 runs an over was always a big ask for Buckminster, though Jack Berry, with an unbeaten 84 , gave them hope up until the closing overs.
Market Overton 133-6
Charlotte Colston picked up her best figures for Buckminster to help defend their total of 155-4.
She took 4-25 after Dave Allen had earlier racked up 70 runs for the home side. Matt Creaney (33) and Pete Morgan (16no) added useful late runs to set Market Overton a fair target.
South Lincs & Border League
Billingborough 261-3 dec
Moulton Harrox 184
Billingborough declared after 29 overs, with Luke Hollingworth making 96, Dave Newman 64 and Steve Scott unbeaten on 50.