CRICKET: Weekend results

Round up of local cricket

READERS LINCOLNSHIRE ECB PREMIER LEAGUE

 

July 19

 

A rained off game at Market Rasen and defeats for Market Deeping and Louth dramatically altered the look of the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League top six.

Lindum were the main beneficiaries, leaping up from fifth to second after winning at Skegness while Woodhall Spa went from seventh to fifth following their victory over Louth.

Grimsby put clear water between themselves and the bottom two, recording their third win of the season with an excellent batting performance against Market Deeping. 

Maninder Singh hit the day’s only century with an unbeaten 114 and Steve Butterfield made 66 of Grimsby’s total of 255 for five – the highest team score of the day. Danny Cliffe then took five wickets as Deeping were bowled out for 104.

After a slow but steady start at Skegness, where Saikat Sarkar (41)and Karanjit Bansal (44) put on 68 for the second wicket, Luke Robinson’s 76 helped Lindum to 236 for seven at the close, Sarkar and Robinson adding 102 for the third wicket.

For the first half of their innings, Skegness were matching their opponent’s score, Brendan Young hitting 41 off 37 balls, but the combined attack of Bansal and Jonny Miller slowed the rate.

However, from 123 for seven, Umar Farooq took up the challenge, sharing stands of 29 with Paul Butler and 49 with Mark Chamberlain.  Farooq made 53 but eventually fell to Robinson and the last two wickets went with no addition to the score as Skegness were 197 all out, Miller ending with five for 59.

Spalding ensured they stayed above Skegness with victory over Billingborough for whom veteran Roy Tilley claimed his second five wicket haul.  Spalding just failed to reach maximum batting points with 224 for nine before bowling Billingborough out for 124.

At Louth, Jonathan Cheer hit 80 of Woodhall Spa’s 211 for eight before the visitors bowled their hosts out for 99.

With former second-placed Bracebridge Heath rained off at Market Rasen after nine overs, Bourne increased the gap at the top to 35 points after beating Sleaford in a high scoring game at London Road.

The home side made 245 for seven but an unbeaten 98 from Stuart Airey and 71 from Pete Morgan saw Bourne to a six wicket win.

We were saddened to hear of the death of the league’s president Harry Pougher on Saturday.  Harry did a great deal of work in helping set up the league and has been a staunch worker and supporter on its behalf over the past 15 seasons.

 

Results

Grimsby 255-5 (Singh 114no, Butterfield 66), Market Deeping 104 (Cliffe 5-53);

Woodhall Spa 211-8 (Cheer 80), Louth 99;

Sleaford 245-7 (Hibberd 55), Bourne 246-4 (Airey 98no, Morgan 71);

Spalding 224-9, Billingborough 124;

Lindum 236-7 (Robinson 76); Skegness 197 (Miller 5-59);

Market Rasen 18-1 off nine overs v Bracebridge Heath – abandoned, rain

 

 

P

W

L

Draw

NR

Bat

Bowl

Win

Total

Bourne

14

7

0

5

2

49

44

70

208

Lindum

14

5

4

3

2

39

51

50

173

Bracebridge Heath

14

6

3

1

4

38

44

60

169

Market Deeping

14

6

3

3

2

33

43

60

161

Woodhall Spa

14

4

2

4

4

36

39

40

161

Louth

14

5

3

3

3

31

41

50

158

Sleaford

14

4

4

4

2

43

41

40

150

Spalding

14

3

4

5

2

42

36

30

141

Skegness

14

5

5

0

4

31

35

50

136

Grimsby

14

3

6

3

2

27

30

30

100

Billingborough

14

0

9

2

3

16

37

0

72

Market Rasen

14

0

5

3

6

7

21

0

65

 

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