First Premier League win comes at Dunstall

Matlock secured their first Derbyshire Premier League win of the season with a seven wicket success at Dunstall on Saturday.

Skipper Matt Cluer won the toss and put the home side into bat, Peter Camm removing the Dunstall opener with the second ball of the day.

Camm then took three more wickets to wreck the innings to 48-5, aided aided by the economical Ed Lander and a first wicket for Steven Chapman.

Dunstall rallied with a partnership innings of 84 between Scott Elstone (54) and Callum Broderick (40) but when Camm had Elstone caught by James Smith and then Broderick by Edward Lowe the innings dissolved to an all out total of 169.

Camm finished with 6-59 aided and abetted by the accurate and consistent Chapman (4-42) in only his second game for the club.

When Steve Scrimshaw took the wickets of openers Chris Fletcher and Kevin Leatherday some tremors may have gone through the Matlock camp at 46-2 but the 2013 overseas professional James Smith (87*) gave a repeat of last Saturday’s performance, just losing partner DrageThompson (20) in the process before Smith and Cluer saw Matlock safely home.

Matlock 3rd XI made a remarkable start to their first league fixture of the season at Darley Abbey.

Abbey thirds batted first against the youthful opening pair of Rory Simpson (4-15) and Ed Blackburn (1-21).

Tim Braund bowled two overs giving away one run in taking two wickets and Andy Hawkmoon just needed nine balls to take three wickets without conceding a single run.

Darley Abbey skipper Paul Roe scored 27 out of a 38 run total but he too succumbed to Hawkmoon.

Matlock only lost one wicket and took 10.5 overs to overtake the Darley total.

On Sunday, Matlock overcame the Derbyshire Colts Academy side in a prestigious friendly at Causeway Lane.

Batting first, Matlock made 258 all out, Devon Conway with an excellent 71 before retiring hurt, Matt Cluer making 57 and Andy Rogers 50.

Colts fell 27 runs short in chasing the total, Ed Lander and Ed Lowe taking two wickets each to secure the victory.