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5th July 2012
Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club
This week is a first for the LCA Player of the Week Awards with Martyn Dobson of Welbeck Colliery.CC & Johannes Bothma of Wolverhampton.CC both taking figures of 7-26 to jointly become the LCA Bowlers of the Week.
Spinner Dobson took the wickets in Welbeck’s 6-wicket victory over Plumtree in the Nottinghamshire Premier League.
After winning the toss and deciding to field first, Welbeck restricted the visitors to 191 for 9 off their 42 overs.
After looking comfortable at 88-1, Plumtree lost wickets at regular intervals largely down to Dobson, who took his seven wickets in just eight overs.
After finishing 4th last season, Welbeck will be disappointed to be sitting just one place above the relegation zone at this stage in the season.
Club Secretary Darren Walker believes the Welbeck are now looking at realistic targets for the rest of the season: “After the problematic start we had, I think the most we can hope for is to reach mid-table in the league.”
Welbeck face a big match against Papplewick & Linby.CC this Saturday (7th July), who sit one place and just four points above the club in the league.
South-African Bothma’s dismissals led Wolverhampton to a winning draw against bottom side Wellington.CC in the Birmingham & District Premier League.
Aaron Jevons hit 87 & Moeen Ali scored 72 as Wolverhampton finished on 250 for 5 off their 53 overs.
Only two players Wellington players hit double figures as the visitors fought hard for a draw to eventually finish on 95 for 8 off 37 overs.
4 of Bothma’s dismisalls were bowled as the seamer tore through the Wellington batting line-up.
After finishing 6th last season, Wolverhampton may consider themselves title challengers as they sit 35 points off the top of the table in 4th place.
The club host West Bromwich Dartmouth.CC this Saturday (7th July), a match which is surely considered a must-win if Wolverhampton are to keep in touch with the team’s above them.