Kershaw falls just short in home draw

NDET 2-6-12 MC 16'Cromford Meadows v Breadsall. Cromford Batsman Adie Kershaw
NDET 2-6-12 MC 16'Cromford Meadows v Breadsall. Cromford Batsman Adie Kershaw

CROMFORD Meadows 1sts’ batsmen continued their recent hot streak in Saturday’s Derbyshire County League Division 6N game at home to Breadsall.

Following on from Darryl Losper’s record-breaking efforts with the bat last week, it was the turn of Adie Kershaw to star.

He made 95 in a total of 256-7, receiving fine support along the way from Callum Martin (41 not out) as Cromford racked up a commanding score in their 46 overs.

In reply, Breadsall battled hard and held on for a draw, finishing on 165-8.

Cromford took 19 points from the game and Breadsall eight.

As for Cromford Meadows 2nds, their game at Darley Abbey was scheduled to take place on Sunday but, like all fixtures in Derbyshire County League, it proved to be a washout with both teams taking six points.

This means that, after seven games of the season, Cromford Meadows 1sts are very handily placed in third position in the Division 6N while the seconds are propping up Division 10N but have games in hand on the teams above them and are only point behind the side immediately above them.

This Saturday, the first team makes the short trip to take on Ashover while the seconds welcome visitors Stanton Elks to the Meadows.