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Friday, 19th December 2014

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Rain Halts Academy Progress

Thunder and lightning followed by rain finally forced the abandonment of this match, just as it was drawing to an interesting finish.

Notts Premier League
Notts Academy: 184-6 13pts, Cuckney 229 12pts (match abandoned as a draw)

Thunder and lightning followed by rain finally forced the abandonment of this match, just as it was drawing to an interesting finish.

The loss of four overs as the Academy chased victory certainly came at a time when they were in the ascendency at 146-3 from 32 overs.

Tom Rowe had shown great promise with a composed 51, including 6 fours and a six when he was the third wicket to fall bowled by Ian Parkin who bowled economically and reduced the run rate.

Ollie Swann also compiled an attractive half century before falling to the same bowler for 54 from 60 balls, his dismissal coming immediately after the resumption following a break for rain & lightening.

Michael Robson also fell to Parkin for 27. Still requiring 37 from four over,s the umpires decided that the weather conditions had deteriorated still further and brought the teams from the field.

Cuckney had batted on winning the toss and were 70-4 after 22 overs thanks to some accurate bowling and keen fielding from the Academy players.

Wicket keeper Matthew Cross took three catches to dismiss the first three batsmen and claimed a further victim later on.

Tom Ullyett (88) and Richard Stroh (61) added 125 for the 5th wicket to stage a recovery for the visitors but Dan Cumming (3-46) and Brett Hutton (3-53), aided by two run outs by Adam Dobb and Scott Elstone, kept them in check.

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