Carnforth crumble as Alex hits half ton

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NETHERFIELD made short work of Carnforth at Parkside Road despite playing without a professional, a highly unusual occurrence for a club of their standing.

In a game reduced to 30 overs-per-side, Carnforth never recovered from being reduced to 1-3 by opening bowlers Stuart Nixon and Nathan Chambers.

Tom Barnfield made a fighting 35 off 51 balls and Phil Thornton 29 but the visitors were dismissed for 103, Nixon claiming 6-63 and Chambers 4-40.

Carnforth sub-pro Mel Whittle bowled Ben Haddrick for 22 but Cumberland County pair Alex Atkinson (52no off 26 balls including four fours and five sixes) and Marc Brown (32no) sped Netherfield to a nine wickets win despite a short break for further rain.

Netherfield 108-1

Carnforth 103 ao

Northern Cricket League Division One