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22nd July 2012
Clifton Village currently sit 5th in the league
Clifton Village 1st team’s slim hopes of retaining the Nottinghamshire Premier League title are as good as over after they could only manage a losing draw away to the Nottinghamshire Academy.
A total of 36 extras which included 20 wides helped the Notts Academy post 259 for 4 off their 50 overs.
It was a good all-round batting performance for the home side with all the batsmen contributing to the 1st innings total.
Opener Sam Kelsall (76), Scott Elstone (46) and Anuj Dal (42*) laid the platform for Notts with Adam Tilcock smashing a quick-fire 33 off 26 balls to set Clifton 260 for victory.
Tom Lungley (1 for 39) & Liam Andrews (2 for 55) were the best of a poor bowling performance by the visitors.
In reply, the Clifton openers reached 104 before the first wicket fell in the 26th over, but with the run-rate always rising in favour of Notts, the visitors knew a draw was turning into the visitors’ best possible outcome.
Liam Andrews with 29 from 25 balls & Dominic Harvey with 29 also from only 16 balls represented a stubborn force for Clifton in the middle order.
Adam Tilcock was by far the stand out bowler for Notts finishing with figures of 5-63 from his 10 overs.
Jacob Bell well supported Tilcock with two wickets of his own, but the home side were unable to take the victory with Clifton finishing nine wickets down.
As far as the Clifton Village 1st team is concerned, the league season is as good as over, they just haven’t been at the races this year with the team sorely missing a reliable batsman.