Cricket: Cleethorpes hope for an Osmond recovery
CLEETHORPES first team travel to Leeds tomorrow to face Yorkshire Academy (noon start) hoping that Alex Osmond recovers from the back injury that kept him out of last weekend's abandoned draw with Castleford 1sts.
With cousin Rory Osmond out injured with back problems of his own, and Charlie Tomlinson also unavailable, Indy Hayre keeps his place with Callum Robinson is also included.
Bowling has been the Meggies strong suit this season, but they have struggled with their batting – only three half centuries have been recorded in the first eight games.
Alex Osmond and Graham Hume currently lead the Cleethorpes bowling tally with 18 league wickets each – the latter in particular has looked more dangerous lately with the wickets starting to dry out.
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Meanwhile, Cleethorpes second team face Lincolnshire County League Premier Division leaders Barton Town 1sts tomorrow (1pm start).
The Chichester Road clash is sure to be keenly-contested with Barton, who are unbeaten in 2012, fielding a number of former Meggies players.
Stuart Harvey and Ryan Harrison both return with John Zielinski eager to add to his 12 wickets in his last two outings.
Paul Hewstone's third team face Bracebridge at home on Sunday (1.30pm) still waiting for a first league victory.
Cleethorpes fourth team, captained by Kevin Blewitt, travel to Outcasts 2nds tomorrow (1.30pm) while the Meggies' North and East Lindsey sides are in action on Sunday.
First XI v Yorkshire Academy (away) – tomorrow at 12 noon, meet 9.30am at club: J Osmond (capt), B Kirby, A Osmond, I Hayre, P Sunley, C Robinson, G Hume, J Mansfield (wk), H Clewitt, F Lumby, A Ellis. Scorer: G Hackney.
Second XI v Barton Town 1sts (home) – tomorrow at 1pm, meet 12noon at club: A Haith (capt), S Airey, R Harrison, Shu Yao, B Marris (wk), S Harvey, M Chamberlain, I Mansfield, P Hutchinson, J Zielinski, M Owen. Scorer: B Peacock.
Fourth XI v Outcasts 2nds (away) – tomorrow at 1.30pm, meet 11:25am at club: K Blewitt (capt/wk), J Todd, S Would, R Holberry, R Pearson, K Hall, H Tasker, E Lumby, C Carter, L Dickens, S Hilton.
Third XI v Bracebridge Heath 2nds (home) – Sunday at 1.30pm, meet 12:30pm at club: P Hewstone (capt/wk), D Mansfield, J Farmery, I Mansfield, K Richardson, R Woodward, S Taylor, D Healey, L Markham, D Cressey, A Severn. Scorer: M Lewis.
NLL XI v Hibaldstow (away) – Sunday at 2pm, meet 11:45pm at club: B Marris (capt/wk), C Brown, M Owen, S Hilton, M Chamberlain, S Would, E Lumby, S Harvey, F Lumby, T Morley, L Dickens. Scorer: B Peacock.
Academy XI v Southbank (away) – Sunday at 2pm, meet 12:15pm at club: P Sunley (capt), H Clewett, Shu Yao, R Holberry, H Tasker, C Carter (wk), H Smith, J Mansfield, C Robinson. Two players to be confirmed.