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.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

HARTSHOLME 2NDS v OUTCASTS - LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Outcasts continued their unbeaten run in the Lincs League Division One on July 19th when not only did they beat Hartsholme 2nds but also the weather as several games around the county were affected by the heavy rain that swept across Lincolnshire, WRITES GLEN SANDS.
Almost as soon as they arrived in Lincoln it began to rain and that meant that the game was 70 minutes late getting underway and was reduced to 35 overs per side but having won the toss and invited Hartsholme to bat first the Outcasts bowling pair of Graeme Fletcher and Liam McAnaney quickly got to work. Fletcher produced an absolute jaffa to bowl Paul Bassingthwaite for nought , nipping one back through his defences then McAnaney had Tom Manghan caught by Josh Bramhill in the next over and with only six on the board it was Bramhill again who snaffled a catch to send Mark Leverett back to the pavilion , earning Fletcher another wicket. Nick Green and Lucas Cooling offered some resistance as the sun began to shine but opener Green was then superbly caught at gully by Spud Tait to earn McAnaney a second victim. Cooling had made eight when he edged a catch to wicket keeper Mark Fletcher off Macca leaving Hartsholme on 48 for 5 then Tom Parker and Andy Putt produced a fight back of sorts until Tom Sharpe was brought on to bowl and his extra pace brought the break through when he bowled Putt for 23. Josh Pickersgill and Ben Winfield found Sharpe just a bit too sharpe and went quickly , then Parker was caught by Tait , again off Sharpe's bowling for a hard earned 19 and Outcasts had eight overs in which to grab the tenth wicket. For a while they looked likely to miss out but the opening pair were brought back on and Graeme Fletcher did the trick when he had Ben Hart caught by Sharpe for six , leaving the home side all out for 109 , Sharpe finishing with 4 for 19 , Fletcher with 3 for 23 and McAnaney 3 for 41.
The Outcasts reply began in bright sunshine and sultry conditions as Andrew Lawson and John Stokoe set about the business of chasing down the target but Stokoe was soon back in the pavilion having been caught at gully Tom Manghan off Mark Leverett for five. The in form Russell Fletcher joined Lawson at the crease and at that moment the dark clouds began to gather in the sky , prompting Lawson in particular to press the accelerator. He clicked through the gears with ease , cracking the ball to all parts with an array of powerful shots. He brought up his half century with his ninth four ( plus one six ) in only 34 deliveries but then lost concentration when the umpires took a while to decide wether to leave the field with rain threatening , the big man being stumped by Paul Bassingthwaite off Dave Smith for 63. Russell Fletcher had accumulated eleven runs and was joined by Spud Tait then the left hander was caught at cover by Pickersgill off Smith but last weeks centurion Josh Bramhill strode to the middle to help Tait see their team home , hitting one boundary while Tait finished on 27 not out to clinch twenty valuable points for Outcasts in their promotion chase.
This victory meant that the Priorymen closed the gap at the top to just five points behind Scothern who's scheduled game was postponed but they cannot rest on their laurels as they have some tough games coming up beginning with a home fixture against Bracebridge Heath 2nds who are third behind Outcasts but with games in hand.
Outcasts 2nds were due to take on table toppers Cleethorpes 3rds at Hirst Priory but the game never got underway as the rain fell from the due start time so they remain 35 points behind the Meggies in the promotion battle so they will hope to make up that deficit on July 26th when they head to Normanby Park for their next league outing.

JULY 14 & 17 SNAITH EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE ROUND-UP BY GLEN SANDS

MONDAY JULY 14 - ARTHUR BRANT TROPHY FINAL
Carlton Towers lifted the first silverware of the season on July 14th when they beat Sykehouse by seven wickets at Hensall where they restricted Sykehouse to 115 for 9 , Gary Strephan hitting 36 while Rob Holah took 3 for 18 and Dawson 3 for 19 then Scott Woffenden saw his team home with 61 in their total of 118 for 3.

THURSDAY JULY 17 - SNAITH & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
The title race was thrown open on July 17th when leaders Goole Town suffered their first defeat of the season , going down to Askern Welfare by 47 runs and giving second placed Outcasts renewed hope of overhauling Town at the top with just two weeks to go. Aaron Gillies top scored for Askern with 66 not out in a score of 166 for 6 before Town replied with 119 for 7 , Louis Sugden making 63 with Sash Madapatha picking up 3 for 14 from his four overs. Fishlake missed the chance to close the gap on Goole following their defaet at the hands of Thorne Colliery where Josh Yeoman hit 48 and Kev Pearson 32 when Fishlake set a target of 124 for 5 but Ash Langdale made 62 not out and Connor Pattison 32 not out as Thorne eased to 125 for 1 to improve their hopes of avoiding a bottom two finish. Finally Airmyn also gave their chances of climbing out of the  relegation places when they beat fellow strugglers Howden in a closely fought contest that ended with just four runs seperating the teams. Bramham hit 33 for Airmyn in a total of 92 all out , A Smith taking 4 for 15 and Naylor 3 for 23 then Bodycombe made 26 in reply for Howden who finished on 88 for 8 , just four tantalising runs short of their target , O'Hara capturing 3 for 14 for Airmyn.

SNAITH & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
It remains a two horse race at for the title in Division Two with both Carlton Towers and Sykehouse locked on 26 points and both now just one win away from assuring promotion. Carlton were given a tough game at Hensall who scored 122 for 5 when batting first , Richard Whaley scoring 50 not out and Calvert 33 as Mark Holmes took 3 for 7 then Rob Holah hit 52 not out and Scott Woffenden 36 as Carlton reached 123 for 5 in replywhilst Sykehouse hit the biggest total of the evening when entertaining Eggborough , posting a score of 176 for 4 thanks to Phil Sanders who made 66 and Gary Strephan who hit 35 and Strephan then starred with the ball too when taking 3 for 5 as Eggborough were restricted to 82 for 6. Hirst Courtney climbed into third spot after they beat Pollington by five wickets who made 115 for 4 when batting first , Lawson top scoring with 46 then Phil Alford made 52 not out and Knight 22 as Hirst reached 117 for 5 with Pollington's Smales taking 3 for 18 and finally Drax Village celebrated their first win of the season when they went to promotion hopefuls Burn and came away with the points. David Watson scored 34 not out as Burn made 135 for 6 , Murray taking 3 for 19 for Drax who then replied with 136 for 2 as Morris hit 72 not out and Worley 29 not out to guide them to that elusive first victory.

MONDAY JULY 14TH
ARTHUR BRANT TROPHY FINAL @ Hensall

CARLTON TOWERS  v  SYKEHOUSE
Sykehouse : 115 for 9 ( G Strephan 36 )   R Holah 3 for 18 ; J Dawson 3 for 19
Carlton : 118 for 3 ( S Woffenden 61 )
RESULT : CARLTON TOWERS win by 7 wickets

THURSDAY JULY 17TH
SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

AIRMYN  v  HOWDEN TOWN
Airmyn : 92 all out ( R Bramham 33 )  A Smith 4 for 15 ; M Naylor 3 for 23
Howden : 88 for 8 ( T Bodycombe 26 )  O'Hara 3 for 14
RESULT : AIRMYN win by 4 runs

ASKERN WELFARE  v  GOOLE TOWN
Askern : 166 for 6 ( A Gillies 66 no )
Goole : 119 for 7 ( L Sugden 63 )   S Madapatha 3 for 14
RESULT : ASKERN WELFARE win by 47 runs

THORNE COLLIERY  v  FISHLAKE
Fishlake : 124 for 5 ( A Yeoman 48 ; K Pearson 32 )
Thorne : 125 for 1 ( A Langdale 62 no ; C Pattison 32 no )
RESULT : THORNE COLLIERY win by 9 wickets

SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

BURN  v  DRAX VILLAGE
Burn : 135 for 6 ( D Watson 34 no )   Murray 3 for 19
Drax : 136 for 2 ( Morris 72 no ; Worley 29 no ; Vickers 26 )
RESULT : DRAX VILLAGE win by 8 wickets

CARLTON TOWERS  v  HENSALL
Hensall : 122 for 5 ( R Whaley 50 no ; J Calvert 33 )   M Holmes 3 for 7
Carlton : 123 for 3 ( R Holah 52 no ; S Woffenden 36 )
RESULT : CARLTON TOWERS win by 7 wickets

HIRST COURTNEY  v  POLLINGTON
Pollington : 115 for 4 ( D Lawson 46 )
Hirst : 117 for 5 ( P Alford 52 no ; G Knight 22 )   J Smales 3 for 18
RESULT : HIRST COURTNEY win by 5 wickets

SYKEHOUSE  v  EGGBOROUGH
Sykehouse : 176 for 4 ( P Sanders 66 ; G Strephan 35 )
Eggborough : 82 for 6             G Strephan 3 for 5
RESULT : SYKEHOUSE win by 94 runs

UPCOMING FIXTURES

MONDAY JULY 21ST
SNAITH LEAGUE SHIELD FINAL  @ Pollington

Goole Town  v  Outcasts

THURSDAY JULY 24TH
SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Fishlake  v  Askern Welfare
Goole Town  v  Thorne Colliery
Outcasts  v  Airmyn

SNAITH LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

Drax Village  v  Sykehouse
Eggborough  v  Burn
Hensall  v  Hirst Courtney
Pollington  v  Carlton Towers

SNAITH LEAGUE DIV ONE PLAYED WON LOST NO RES TIED TOTAL
1. GOOLE TOWN 10 5 1 3 1 20
2. OUTCASTS 10 5 1 4 1 19
3. FISHLAKE 11 4 3 4 0 16
4. ASKERN WELFARE 10 3 4 3 0 12
5. THORNE COLLIERY 8 3 3 2 0 11
6. AIRMYN 9 3 5 1 0 10
7. HOWDEN TOWN 10 1 6 3 0 6
SNAITH LEAGUE DIV TWO PLAYED WON LOST NO RES TIED TOTAL
1. CARLTON TOWERS 12 8 2 2 0 26
2. SYKEHOUSE 12 8 2 2 0 26
3. HIRST COURTNEY 12 6 3 3 0 21
4. BURN 12 6 4 2 0 20
5. POLLINGTON 12 4 6 2 0 14
6. HENSALL 12 3 6 3 0 12
7. EGGBOROUGH 12 2 7 3 0 9
8. DRAX VILLAGE 12 1 8 3 0 6

 

LUDDINGTON WIN BROUGHTON EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE

BY GLEN SANDS

Luddington clinched the 2014 Broughton Evening League on July 16th when they beat defending champions Appleby Frodingham at Brumby Hall to ensure their place at the top of the table.
Ludd batted first posting a total of 149 for 6 thanks to 52 from Spud Tait before he retired and  27 from Jamie Arrowsmith then Frod were restricted to 101 for 6 as Liam Grimes hit 33 not out and Corey Brown 21 , Tom Sharpe taking 2 for 6 and Arron Curry 2 for 14.
The trophy will be presented at the Lincolnshire League Presentation Evening at Hemswell Cliff in April 2015.

BROUGHTON EVENING LEAGUE 2014 PLAYED WON LOST NO RESULT TIED TOTAL
1. LUDDINGTON 6 4 0 2 0 14
2. BARTON TOWN 6 2 2 2 0 8
3. APPLEBY FRODINGHAM 5 2 2 1 0 7
4. BROUGHTON 5 0 4 1 0 1