A RECENT run of success has placed Netherfield with an advantage ahead of their upcoming matches.

Netherfield won 3 out of 4 games on a busy Bank Holiday weekend of Cricket for Matt Jackson’s team who started their weekend with an imposing 7 wicket win at Chorley.

They later travelled to Denby on Sunday for the North Regional Finals on an afternoon where Netherfield missed out by 75 runs to Barnt Green in the final.

The field concluded their Bank Holiday with a dominant 7 wicket win against Kendal in the derby on Monday at Parkside Road.

Netherfield who made the relatively short trip to Chorley on the Saturday bowled the hosts out for 89 where both Matt Jackson and Louis Backhouse picked up 3 wickets each before Brad Earls knock of 42 and Lee Hogg’s 33 saw Netherfield close on 93-3 off 15.2 overs.

However, on Sunday Netherfield progressed into the final of the North Regional finals after they defeated Ockbrook and Borrowash by 1 run in dramatic semi-final.

Netherfield were restricted to a seemingly below par total of 104-9 against one of the favourites for the competition, where Ben Barrow top scored with 42.

However, despite being up against it, Netherfield fought back during a dramatic second innings where two wickets apiece from Dan Bernet and Louis Backhouse saw the Field fight back for a tense last over.

With Ockbrook and Borrowash closing in on the final, Samuel Medhurst bowled a tight last over as Netherfield held on before securing victory by one run.

In the final Netherfield who lost the toss and were put into field saw Barnt Green post 175-5 where Rheedyi Amin scored an undefeated knock of 101 off just 56 balls.

However, in reply Netherfield closed on 99-8 in a second innings where Louis Backhouse sustained a serious injury as the overs were reduced. And with little chance of Netherfield chasing down the total, Barnt Green ran out victorious in an otherwise heroic effort by Matt Jacksons Team.

Netherfield who didn’t get home until Midnight faced Kendal at Parkside Road in an eagerly anticipated derby clash on Bank Holiday Monday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Indian Sub Professional Sagar Udeshi dismantled Kendal's attack after he returned figures of 5-10.

Udeshi who came into the attack with Kendal 3 wickets down saw Isaac Medhurst trap both Paul Dodds and Chris Miller LBW before Matt Jackson bowled Oliver Tyson.

However, in his first delivery Udeshi bowled Kendal Professional Rongsen Jonathan before taking the wickets of James Fleming, Sam Fletcher, and Kuldeep Singh.

Netherfield continued to rip through Chris Millers team with Dan Bernet claiming the wickets of both Joseph Dodds and Matthew Park before Udeshi prized his fifth wicket trapping Toby Tyson LBW with Kendal all out for 75 off 40,05 overs.

Netherfield made a slow start in their reply after both Brad Earl and Ben Barrow were dismissed, Kuldeep Singh seeing Earl who was caught by Rongsen Jonathan before Toby Tyson trapped Barrow LBW.

The Field recovered where Josh Dixons knocks of 25 and Lee Hoggs 21 saw the hosts close in and while Matthew Park bowled Dixon, Lee Hoggs undefeated 36 off 57 saw Netherfield to victory closing on 79-3 off 25.3 overs.

Netherfield host Lancaster on Saturday in the penultimate league game before finished their season the following Saturday with an away game at Penrith.

Kendal travel to Longridge on Saturday before hosting Longridge on Sunday in the 40 Over Cup final, however The Auld Greys will be without Rongsen Jonathan who has returned to India.

A Sub Professional for the weekend’s games will be announced in due course.