Cricket: Wood's men want cup glory repeat
PUTTING their Lincolnshire County League Premier Division fortunes aside, Caistor Town travel to Bracebridge Heath 2nds tomorrow (1.30pm start) in round two of the George Marshall Trophy.
Liam Wood's men have been in mixed premier division form this season, winning three and losing three of their completed league matches.
But having won the competition in 2010, Caistor will be hoping for an extended cup run this year, especially after Bracebridge knocked them out at the same stage in 2011.
Talisman Paul Dimbleby returns for Caistor alongside fellow all-rounder Paul Ridley – the pair have replaced Mark Gowshall and Kieran Brooker.
In the absence of Gareth Johnson, 21-year-old Peter Jacob takes the gloves and will be hoping for an extensive run in the side.
Kevin Parker's second team are without a game this weekend.
Meanwhile, Ernie Allison's third team will be looking to record consecutive division four victories when they host Immingham Blossom Way 1sts tomorrow (1.30pm start).
Caistor, who finished second bottom in 2011, have only played twice in the league this season, winning one and losing one of their fixtures.
Kieran Brooker and Ryan Farrow led the thirds to victory against Keelby 2nds last weekend and both keep their place in a strong-looking line-up.
Veteran duo David Gowshall and Terry McKitton return.
Firsts v Bracebridge Heath 2nds – tomorrow at Cliff O'Cross Court (1.30pm start); Liam Wood (capt), Harry Boulton, James Parker, Sahan Wijerathne, Dominic Bishop, Paul Dimbleby, Tom Boryszczuk, Paul Ridley, Peter Jacob (wk), Paul Jackson, Tim Brown.
Thirds v Immingham Blossom Way 1sts – tomorrow at Brigg Road (1.30pm start); Ernie Allison (capt), Nathan Davis, David Gowshall, Matthew Travis, Ben Young (wk), Sam Welton, Ryan Farrow, Harry Capstick, Kieran Brooker, Oliver Barrick, Terry McKitton.