The Saturday trip to Cromford Meadows was a chance to put right the poor display one week ago against Butterley.
It was almost an unheard of performance. Two batsmen were denied making centuries on the same day in the same fixture.
Batting first Heanor made 288 for 7. A huge total by any standard but Cromford are a top four side and needed treating carefully.
Stars of the batting were Jake Bramley who was trapped LBW when agonisingly close to a century on 99, whilst at the other end was Jason O'Dell who was bowled having scored 93. Both played well and have a long time now to think about what may have been. Well batted both and better luck next time.
These two batsmen can sit and chat with Kevin Barber who earlier in the season made 91 and Oliver Naylor who made 96. The game can be cruel at times. Only Mark Fletcher has passed three figures this year but hopefully there is still time for another centurion to turn up and tackle the nervous 90's.
In reply the target was too much for the home side and some decent bowling saw Kevin Barber take 3 wickets and Paul Fletcher 2 with Steve Morley and Jason O'Dell one apiece. Cromford made 179 for 7 and Heanor took 19 points..
Of the top four teams Heanor performed the best with a winning draw. Spondon and Pilsley lost and Cromford obviously had a losing draw. Ambergate though, the visitors at Heanor next week, are coming up fast making it a five horse race to the end.