Cricket

Tuff Dogs return to top spot

Tuff Dogs, the defending champions who are aiming for a fourth successive title, moved back to the top of the Evening Cricket League’s Premier Division standings after rivals The Associates came a cropper against BCB Academy.

The Associates had ended Tuff Dogs’ unbeaten run the previous week, but slumped to a seven-wicket defeat against the Academy.

Tuff Dogs are level with Fine Leg Byes — eight-wicket winners over De Wicketest — on 12 points, but boast a superior net run rate. The Associates also have 12 points, but from a game more, and are down to third.

Trevor Corday’s four for 14 and Bevin Carr’s three for 20 helped dismiss Renegades for 85 and the leaders, who have also reached the final of the Central Counties Cup after dispatching ECL First Division outfit North Village on Saturday, completed a five-wicket victory with 16 balls to spare.

Meanwhile, CV Chargers, a new club backed by the Twizy company, continue to set the pace in the First Division, having won all four of their matches so far.