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Cricket: Ticknall roar back in Derbyshire Premier Cup after league mauling

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

CUP RUNS ... Ticknall opener Paul Borrington.

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TICKNALL surged into the last four of the Derbyshire Premier Cup with victory over Nottinghamshire outfit Cuckney on Sunday.

The Grange side made up for their hammering at the hands of title-chasing Sandiacre on Saturday with a solid performance in the cup match.

Batting first, Ticknall compiled 256-1 in their 50 overs, with Tom Wood hitting an excellent 124 not out and Derbyshire opener Paul Borrington 77. Luke Harvey also weighed in with an unbeaten 36 at the end.

In reply, Cuckney fell 16 runs short as Derbyshire bowler Mark Turner took 3-39 for the visitors.

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A day earlier there was little to celebrate for Ticknall as they were embarrassed at home by Sandiacre in a Derbyshire Premier League clash.

Borrington went first ball and it set the tone as the hosts were shot out for only 62, Eddie Ikin top scoring with 27 and Harvey (14) the only other batsman to reach double figures.

Marius Conway-Jones (4-14) was the pick of the Sandiacre attack as Ticknall's batsmen failed to get going.

After a short break, the visitors took only 13 overs and three balls to wrap up a comprehensive nine-wicket win.

Incessant rainfall over Deer Park put paid to any prospect of play on Saturday between Dunstall and Chesterfield as parts of the square were left under water by the early afternoon.

Having waited around until about 1.30pm, Dunstall captain Tom Mandleberg and Chesterfield's Simon Lacey finally agreed that there was no realistic chance of the ground drying out by 3.45pm – the cut-off point for a 25 overs per side game under Derbyshire Premier League rules.

The Stags are due to be back in action on Saturday away at high-flying Sandiacre Town, who at the weekend secured their place in the semi-final of the Royal London National Club Championship with victory over Northern CC.

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