Sunday, 27 July 2014

SNAITH EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE ROUND-UP BY GLEN SANDS

SNAITH LEAGUE SHIELD FINAL @ Pollington
Outcasts lifted the Snaith League Shield on July 21st when beating Goole Town by seven wickets at Pollington. Town batted first , making 123 for 4 with Oscar Sugden hitting 31 , Ashton Nottingham 25 and Louis Sugden 24 not out only for Deol Singh to reply with 35 for Outcasts before skipper Anthony Fitzgerald ( 32 not out ) and Andy Torr ( 19 not out ) put together an unbeaten 4th wicket partnership of 58 to spark the Isle sides celebrations.

SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Goole Town are within one win of retaining the title following their three wicket win over Thorne Colliery who were bowled out for 77 after which Town reached 78 for 7 in a low scoring thriller but second placed Outcasts kept up the pressure when they squeezed to a nine runs victory over Airmyn at Hirst Priory , Jamie Belton scoring 53 not out in their innings of 102 for 4 then Bowlers Graeme Fletcher ( 2 for 9 ) , Jamie Arrowsmith ( 2 for 14 ) and the captain himself ( 2 for 21 ) ensured that Airmyn fell short of their target. The one other Division One game saw Fishlake awarded the points against Askern who called off through lack of numbers late in the day.

SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Carlton Towers and Sykehouse both clinched promotion when beating Pollington and Drax respectively. Pollington set a target of 120 for 2 against Carlton with Lawson making 68 not out and Smales 50 not out but Scott Woffinden's unbeaten 59 and 43 from Rob Holah saw their team home to a nine wicket victory and it was equally as emphatic for Sykehouse who racked up a huge total of 195 for 6 at Drax thanks in the main to Allen ( 66 ) and Dinnage 63 not out ) , Coulbeck taking 3 for 22 for Drax who then replied with79 for 8 , Adamson scoring 39 of those.Burn won a tight affair at Eggborough who scored 116 for 6 when batting first , Scott Tyson top scoring with 24 for the Power Station side , young starlet Abbott proving to be quite a prospect when picking up 3 for 25 then Tom Cobley took centre stage when hitting 37 not out including five sixes to see his team home despite requiring 19 from the final over. That man Scott Tyson was economical with the ball when finishing with figures of 3 for 14 from Four overs. Finally in Division Two Hensall beat Hirst Courtney by five wickets with Hirst making 130 for 5 when batting first , Jake Wild top scoring with 51 not out only for the in form Richard Whaley to guide his team home with 48 in a score of 131 for 5 , Craig Lawson taking 3 for 16.


MONDAY JULY 21ST
SNAITH LEAGUE SHIELD FINAL  @ Pollington
GOOLE TOWN  v  OUTCASTS
Goole : 123 for 5 ( O Sugden 31 ; A Nottingham 25 ; L Sugden 24 no )
Outcasts : 124 for 3 ( D Singh 35 ; A Fitzgerald 32 no )
RESULT : OUTCASTS win by 7 wickets

THURSDAY JULY 24TH
SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
FISHLAKE  v  ASKERN WELFARE  -  Postponed  Askern unable to field a team

GOOLE TOWN  v  THORNE COLLIERY
Thorne : 77 all out
Goole : 78 for 7
RESULT : GOOLE TOWN win by 3 wickets

OUTCASTS  v  AIRMYN
Outcasts : 102 for 4 ( J Belton 53 no )
Airmyn : 93 for 9         G Fletcher 2 for 9 ; J Arrowsmith 2 for 14
RESULT : OUTCASTS win by 9 runs


SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
DRAX VILLAGE  v  SYKEHOUSE
Sykehouse : 196 for 6 ( C Allen 66 ; K Dinnage 63 no )
Drax : 79 for 8 ( C Adamson 39 )
RESULT : SYKEHOUSE win by 115 runs

EGGBOROUGH  v  BURN
Eggborough : 116 for 6 ( S Tyson 24 ; C Tyson 21 )   P Abbott 3 for 25
Burn : 117 for 4 ( T Cobley 37 no ; Montgomery 30 ) S Tyson 3 for 14
RESULT : BURN win by 6 wickets

HENSALL  v  HIRST COURTNEY
Hirst : 130 for 5 ( J Wild 51 no )
Hensall : 131 for 5 ( R Whaley 48 )   C Lawson 3 for 16
RESULT : HENSALL win by 5 wickets

POLLINGTON  v  CARLTON TOWERS
Pollington : 120 for 2 ( D Lawson 68 no ; S Smales 50 no )
Pollington : 124 for 1 ( S Woffenden 59 no ; R Holah 43 )
RESULT : CARLTON TOWERS win by 9 wickets

FIXTURES THURSDAY JULY 31ST
SNATH LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Airmyn  v  Goole Town
Askern Welfare  v  Howden Town
Thorne Colliery  v  Outcasts

SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Burn  v  Hensall
CArlton Towers  v  Drax Village
Hirst Courtney  v  Eggborough
Sykehouse  v  Pollington



BILLINGBOROUGH v SKEGNESS


Jamie Epton who scored an unbeaten century for Skegness at Billingborough.  PICTURE BY NIGEL WEST.  www.photoboxgallery.com/nigelwestphotography 

JULY 26 READERS LINCOLNSHIRE ECB PREMIER CRICKET LEAGUE ROUND-UP BY ANN BOULTON

Two centuries, an eight wicket haul and five catches for Bracebridge Heath captain Paul Cook were the highlights of a weekend that saw Spalding pull off the biggest upset of the day with a comprehensive victory over leaders Bourne.
Tim McIntosh took the eight wickets for Sleaford while in the same game Sam Evison hit 100 of Woodhall Spa’s total of 254 for nine.
Sleaford gave chase with Oliver Burford leading the way with 62, but the visitors fell short by 29 runs as the final wicket fell on the last ball of the game, a victory that moved Woodhall up to equal fourth in the table.
The second century came from Jamie Epton whose unbeaten 110 saw Skegness to victory at Billingborough in the highest scoring game of the day where both sides topped the 250 run mark.
Steve Scott hit 65 as Billingborough finally found some batting form to notch up 257 for nine but Epton’s ton and 52 from Peter Houghton saw the Skegness to six wicket win.
Henry Charlton made 73 and Ben Smith 81 at Bourne as Spalding finished on 239 for nine.  The home side were then reduced to 16 for four and despite a middle order rally by Carl Wilson (49) and Rob Bentley (44), Bourne were still 100 short of their target when the final wicket fell.
A captain’s innings from Steven Crossley saw Grimsby pick up valuable points with a draw at Lindum who batted their way to 247 for six, Will Wright continuing his good form with 70.  Crossley hit an unbeaten 46 as the visitors reached 167 for seven, Jake Benson claiming five wickets.
Lindum gained sufficient points to hang on to second place but are now only one ahead of Bracebridge Heath who made the day’s highest team score at home to Louth, with 279 for eight, of which Hymie Bentley hit 86 and Brett Houston 72.
Matt Carter then bowled an economical 17 overs to take four for 34 as, helped by some good catching from Cook, Louth were all out for 114.
Market Deeping moved back into third place, on level pegging with Woodhall but with more victories.  A very young Market Rasen side, with six players under 17, were the visitors to Outgang Road where Tom Andrews’ 62 and Dave Sargeant’s 51 helped Deeping to 230 before the final wicket fell.
Rasen then reached 86 for four but collapsed to 88 all out, Lee Peacock taking five wickets.

Results
Market Deeping 230 (Andrews 62, Sergeant 51), Market Rasen 88 (Peacock 5-40);
Spalding 239-9 (Charlton 73, Smith 81), Bourne 139;
Bracebridge Heath 279-8 (Bentley 86, Houston 72), Louth 114 (Paul Cook took five catches);
Woodhall Spa 254-9 (Evison 100, Cheer 53, McIntosh 8-56), Sleaford 225 (Burford 62);
Lindum 247-6 (Wright 70), Grimsby 167-7 (Benson 5-56);
Billingborough 257-9 (S Scott 65), Skegness 258-4 (Epton 110no, Houghton 52).


P
W
L
Draw
NR
Bat
Bowl
Win
Total
Bourne
15
7
1
5
2
50
48
70
213
Lindum
15
5
4
4
2
44
54
50
190
Bracebridge Heath
15
7
3
1
4
43
49
70
189
Market Deeping
15
7
3
3
2
38
48
70
181
Woodhall Spa
15
5
2
4
4
41
44
50
181
Louth
15
5
4
3
3
31
44
50
161
Spalding
15
4
4
5
2
47
41
40
161
Sleaford
15
4
5
4
2
48
45
40
159
Skegness
15
6
5
0
4
36
39
60
155
Grimsby
15
3
6
4
2
29
32
30
105
Billingborough
15
0
10
2
3
21
38
0
78
Market Rasen
15
0
6
3
6
7
26
0
70




Wednesday, 23 July 2014

SKEGNESS v LINCOLN LINDUM


Ryan Sneddon bowling for Lindum at Skegness. PICTURE BY NIGEL WEST.  www.photoboxgallery.com/nigelwestphotography 

JULY 19 SOUTH LINCS & BORDER CRICKET LEAGUE

Grantham suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Stamford Town in the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division.
With their nearest rivals Boston and Lindum Ramblers rained off, the leaders could have opened up a substantial gap at the top.  But Stamford had other ideas and after Grantham had completed their innings on 184 for seven, the home side gave chase, overtaking their opponents’ total with just two balls of the game to go.
Seven points now separate top and second with Ramblers seven behind Boston who are their opponents next week when Grantham play fourth placed Bourne 2nd who lost to Sleaford 2nd by six wickets.
Matt Haslam topped the day’s bowling figures with seven wickets for Woodhall Spa 2nd in their victory over Welby.
Market Deeping 2nd moved back into contention at the top of Division One with a six wicket win over Cavaliers.  Deeping now lie third, seven points behind Grantham 2nd who beat Friskney, while leaders Spalding 2nd recorded the day’s highest total with 235 before bowling Boston 2nd out for 145.
Heckington were once again involved in a nailbiter, this time at Long Sutton 2nd where rain reduced the game to 30 overs a side.  Chris Morley made an unbeaten 49 in Heckington’s 119 for five - and at the close Long Sutton were just two short of their target on 117 for seven.
In Division Two, Lindum 3rd and Freiston have opened up a gap over third placed Claypole.  Lindum lead Freiston by seven points after beating Timberland by just one wicket while Freiston claimed a five wicket win over Burgh & District and Claypole beat Pinchbeck.

Premier Division
Grantham 184-7, Stamford Town 188-7;
Woodhall Spa 2nd 139-7 (McCarrick 55), Welby 91 (Haslam 7-36);
Bourne 2nd 151 (Mansfield 5-22), Sleaford 2nd 152-4 (Sneath 63);
Boston v Belton Park – abandoned, no play;
Lindum Ramblers v Skegness 2nd – abandoned, no play
Moulton Harrox v Long Sutton – abandoned, no play

Division One
Friskney 132 (Peters 5-17), Grantham 2nd 134-4;
Heckington 119-5, Long Sutton 2nd 117-7;
Spalding 2nd 235 (Hussain 76, Jukes 61, McNulty 5-49), Boston 2nd 145;
Woodlands 183-9, Baston 86 (Updadhya 5-15);
Cavaliers 99, Market Deeping 100-4 (Witt 51);

Division Two
Spalding 3rd 162-8, Belton Park 2nd 163-2 (R Perera 60no, J Law 53no);
Claypole 216, Pinchbeck 121;
Timberland 148-5, Lindum 3rd 150-9;
Burgh & District 148, Freiston 149-5 (Ilyas 59no);


JULY 20 NORTH LINDSEY CRICKET LEAGUE ROUND-UP BY GLEN SANDS

It was Semi Finals day in the Amazing Smile NLL KO Cup and both games proved to be dramatic in their own way.

AMAZING SMILE NLL KO CUP SEMI FINALS
Overseas wicket keeper batsman Lane Tutty produced the performance of the season when hitting 207 not out for Caistor Cougars at Hibaldstow where his team racked up an incredible 311 for 5 , Joe Taylor taking 3 for 77 for the home side who replied with 141 , Tom Taylor top scoring with 49 as the wickets were shared around for the Cougars. The other Semi Final was an Isle of Axholme derby which was reduced to a 28 overs per side game due to early rain at Hirst Priory. Luddington batted first and their top four all contributed well as they set a target of 166 for 7 , Andrew Lawson making 49 , Darren Clark 47 and Jamie Arrowsmith 40 for the team from the North of the Isle , Matthew Teal taking 3 for 6 late in the innings and for a long time Outcasts were just behind on run rate despite some terrific batting by Jamie Belton and Tom Sharpe who had been pushed up the order to try and add some impetous to the scoring. That proved to be a very good move because with thunder and rain moving ever closer SDharpe realised his team needed a big over and boy did he deliver , smashing 19 in the 20th over after which the heavens opened and within five minutes the ground was flooded. That meant that NLL Fixture Secretary had to consult the rules and having done so declared that Outcasts had won by just one run with Ludd being 122 for 2 after 20 and Outcasts amazingly being on 123 for 2 !! Hero Sharpe was left on 43 not out whilst Jamie Belton had played his part with an excellent knock of 44 not out. Special mention should go to umpires Ralph Gray and Patrick Taylor who liaised well with both teams and used common sense to ensure the game was played long enough for a result to be achieved.

AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION ONE KO CUP SEMI FINAL
The rescheduled Cup Semi Final between Grimsby Town and Haxey was postponed due to the storms that swept the county through Saturday night and Sunday morning.

AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION THREE
Leaders Messingham were due to travel to Bawtry CC but the heavy rain and storms on Saturday meant that the Bawtry ground was flooded so the points were shared but there was play at Normanby Park where the home side were bowled out for 66 by Barton Vikings , George Phillips picking up an impressive 6 for 4 before James Austin's 46 not out saw the Vikings gain a six wicket victory , a result that means that the top five sides are seperated by only three points now.

Can clubs also be reminded that we still have no venues for the following Cup Finals despite emails being sent out at the start of the season :

Sunday August 10th  Division Three KO Cup Final  -  Bawtry CC  v  Messingham
Sunday August 17th  Division Two KO Cup Final   -  Cleethorpes  v  Blyth CC or Outcasts
Sunday August 31st Division One KO Cup Final  -  Scunthorpe Town  v  Grimsby Town or Haxey

The Amazing Smile NLL KO Cup Final will be held at Hirst Priory Outcasts who kindly agreed to host the game which will be between Caistor Cougars and Outcasts.

AMAZING SMILE NLL KO CUP SEMI FINALS
HIBALDSTOW  v  CAISTOR COUGARS
Cougars : 311 for 5 ( L Tutty 207 no )  Joe Taylor 3 for 77
Hibaldstow : 141 all out  ( T Taylor 49 )
RESULT : CAISTOR COUGARS win by 170 runs

OUTCASTS  v  LUDDINGTON
Luddington : 166 for 7 ( A Lawson 49 ; D Clark 47 ; J Arrowsmith 40 )  M Teal 3 for 6
Outcasts : 123 for 2 ( from 20 overs )  ( J Belton 44 no ; T Sharpe 43 no )
RESULT : OUTCASTS win on better run rate

AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION ONE KO CUP SEMI FINAL
GRIMSBY TOWN  v  HAXEY  -  Postponed due to heavy rain and wet conditions

AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION THREE
BAWTRY CC  v  MESSINGHAM   -  Postponed due to flooding
RESULT :  BAWTRY CC  1 pt   MESSINGHAM  1 pt

NORMANBY PARK  v  BARTON VIKINGS
N Park : 66 all out S Kelsey 15 ; A Jackson 15 )  G Phillips 6 for 4
Vikings : 69 for 4 ( J Austin 46 no )
RESULT : BARTON VIKINGS win by 6 wickets

FIXTURES SUNDAY JULY 27TH
AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION ONE
Alkborough  v  Broughton
Haxey  v  Appleby Frodingham

AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION TWO
Blyth CC  v  Luddington
Outcasts  v  Hibaldstow

AMAZING SMILE NLL DIVISION THREE
Misterton  v  Normanby Park
Upton cum Kexby  v  Bawtry CC

** games subject to possible Cup rearrangements

OUTCASTS WIN SNAITH CRICKET TROPHY

Outcasts lifted the Snaith Cricket League Shield on July 21st in the rearranged Cup Final played at Pollington, defeating their league Division One rivals Goole Town by seven wickets, WRITES GLEN SANDS.
Goole batted first making 123 for 5 with Oscar Sugden hitting 31 , Ashton Nottingham 25 and Louis Sugden 24 not out only for the Isle side to reply by reaching 124 for 3 in the eighteenth over , Deol Singh making 35 , skipper Anthony Fitzgerald 32 not out and Andy Torr 19 not out , the latter pair putting together an unbeaten fourth wicket stand of 58 to clinch their victory.