Haith innings not enough to stop Meggies home reverse
ANDY Haith blasted 69 runs with the bat but his Cleethorpes Cricket Club 2nds team couldn't conquer Cherry Willingham at Chichester Road.
The villagers returned home with a 56-run win under their belts and bagged the full 20 points from the Lincolnshire County Cricket Premier League match.
Cherry picked off the Meggies attack to the tune of 217 runs in 50 overs, losing seven wickets along the way.
Captain Will Carter cracked ten fours in his 64 and shared an opening stand of 84 with Matt O'Halloran (32). Other good contributions came in the middle from Andrew Johnson (34) and Craig Cosgrove (36).
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Cleethorpes' John Zielinksi sent down 15 overs for a return of three for 67. Phil Hutchinson took two for 42 and Stuart Harvey bagged two for 55. China international Jiang Shuyao also chipped in with three catches.
In reply, the Meggies slumped to 25 for four until the middle-order efforts of David Mansfield (42) and captain Haith (pictured), who cracked four sixes, helped lift the all-out effort to 161 – earning the consolation prize of three batting bonus points.
Graham Priestley was Cherry's most penetrative performer with four for 74. Matt Spikings managed two for 22 and Matt Carter took two for 44.
Caistor Town claimed an emphatic nine-wicket victory inside 18 overs against Messingham by bowling out their opposition for just 63.
Shaun Bridges was the only Messingham batsman who can look back with any satisfaction. He went in at number five and batted right through to the end for an unbeaten 38.
Matt Lawson's ten was the only other double-figure contribution.
Experienced Caistor left-arm seamer Paul Jackson sent down 12 overs for a haul of four for 14, while opening partner and fellow medium-pacer, Paul Dimbleby, took three for 26. Spinner Sahan Wijerathne chipped in with two for 19 and then made 25 not out, assisting Harry Boulton (29 no).
Scunthorpe Town benefited from a couple of 'helping Chands' on their way to a tonic six-wicket home win over fellow championship-chasers Barton Town in a high-scoring match in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League premier division.
Left-arm bowler Garmesh Chand took four for 53 while Ramesh Chand went on to rattle up an undefeated 107 as Scunthorpe overhauled the visitors' 210 for eight with four overs to spare at Heslam Park. Ramesh's knock included 15 boundary fours.
Earlier, Barton batsmen Chris Kipling, skipper John Knapton, James Barker and Patrick Hughes all reached the 30s without going on to make sizeable scores. After tea, Ramesh was supported by Shaunak Sen (44) and captain Ian Snowden (34).
HOLTON-le-Clay inched home by two wickets when hosting reigning champions Scothern in division one of the Lincolnshire County Cricket League.
Scothern managed 153 for eight, Richard Johnson finishing unbeaten on 60, as Danny Portus took three for 32, Luke Ford three for 55 and keeper Josh Plaskitt three dismissals.
Paul Holmes struck 52 at the top of the Holton order and there was a telling, undefeated 35 from Danny Barker to see Holton to victory in the 42nd over.
The experienced Johnson had another good all-round game for Scothern, taking three for 26 in 10 overs to add to his earlier good work with the bat.
Good bowling by Andy Severn, four for 55, and Dean Cressey, two for 40, failed to save bottom side Cleethorpes 3rds from defeat when they visited Market Rasen.
Rasen opener Jason New scored 58, while Liam Scales finished undefeated on 28 in their side's 171 for seven.
Skipper Paul Hewstone, batting at number nine for the visiting Meggies, made 33, and Ryan Harrison 22, but their side was bowled out for 115. Rasen opening bowlers Graeme Bell and Will Bradford captured three for 38 and three for 18 respectively, while Karl Bierlein managed two for 15.
SPINNER Paul Fytche denied Ian Dawson a century as Messingham 2nds defeated Keelby in a clash of the high-flyers in division two.
Left-handed Dawson was dismissed for 93 as second-in-the-table Messingham, allied to Rob Talbot's middle-order 71, helped the team to an impressive total 243 for five.
Jamie Skudder took three for 58 in the Keelby attack, with Fytche managing two for 42.
The visitors slumped to 43 for six, but their innings gained momentum through the efforts of Jamie Charlton (50) and Chris Charlton (40).
They were eventually bowled out for 151 in the 37th over, Paul Baxter taking four for 48 and Dawson holding four catches.
Two players from Owmby made significant contributions to their team's 35-run win against Grimsby Town 2nds at Augusta Street.
Skipper Rakesh Chandar-Nair opened the innings of 170 for eight and posted 61, sharing a first-wicket stand of 91 with Kev Bowring (25).
Dan Hill then grabbed five for 49 for the villagers, as Town were dismissed for 135.
Grimsby's best personal efforts were three for 27 by Dale Ford and 21 from Brendan Volley.
FINE bowling from seasoned seamer Mick Barton helped Grimsby team Laportes claim their first division three win of the season – at leaders Hibaldstow.
The margin of victory was 39 runs and ended the villagers' their unbeaten league record.
The match suffered a number of interruptions due to rain and was not completed until almost 8pm.
Laportes were dismissed for 165 in the 43rd over, openers Mike Francis and Ian Rudland scoring 49 and 25 respectively, as Simon Pullan spearheaded the home attack with six for 54 and Jim Bore managed three for 28.
All-rounder Pullan then hit 46 with the bat, to add to an earlier 25 from Adam Barker, the former Appleby-Frodingham strokemaker.
But Hibaldstow were dismissed for 126 in the 39th over, Barton polishing off the innings to finish with six for 39, while Gill Singh Palli offered good support with three for 20.
Second-placed Haxey 2nds did just enough to inch home to a one-wicket win when visiting Barton Town 2nds at Marsh Lane.
Barton were bowled out for 118, Mark Austin scoring 37 and Regs Koen 34.
Haxey responded with 119 for nine, Lewis Mann making 26 and Scott Barlow a very important, unbeaten 23.
A bowler on each team took the eye, Ethan Tonks grabbing five for 15 for the visitors, with Koen taking six for 35 in the Barton attack.
Wet weather hit this division harder than any other.
Numerous fixtures were rained off. For Outcasts, it was their eighth rained-off match in ten scheduled games this season.
IT is rare for extras to top score in a Lincolnshire s League team total approaching 150.
But it happened in division four, with Immingham Blossom Way the side to benefit from runs gifted to them as they went on to beat Holton-le-Clay 2nds by 72 runs.
Blossom Way chose to bat first and were given a decent start by openers Jamie Fountain (29) and Paul Farmery (23).
The next three batsmen to visit the crease all failed to threaten double-figures before Gary Adams added a handy 27 in the middle-order.
But that generous helping of 31 extras – all but three of which came in wides – saw the all-out total lifted to 148 with only two deliveries going unused in Immingham's allocation.
In the Holton attack, Jack Barker took three for 38, Tom Latimer three for 39, Trev Holmes two for five and Scott Parnham two for 25, while keeper Sam Marshall managed three dismissals.
Trev Holmes, with 27, played the only innings of note after tea, Holton-le-Clay being dismissed for 76.
Much of the early damage was inflicted by Matt Lond (four for 15), while the innings was brought to a rapid conclusion when Liam Clarke joined the Immingham attack as the sixth bowler.
For in just three overs, two of which were maidens, he helped himself to a haul of four for seven.
Levi Hoggard bowled well and Matt Gleadell batted impressively as third-in-the-table Morton won by nine wickets when entertaining Caistor 3rds at the Roses ground in Gainsborough on Saturday.
Caistor used up only 33 overs in being dismissed for 108, Will Jacob hitting 26 in the middle-order, as Hoggard took four for 40.
There were also two wickets apiece for Chris Leonard, James Metcalfe and James Cooper.
Morton openers Gleadell (62 not out) and Cooper (39) took their team to within a run of victory when the latter was dismissed, saving Caistor from a whitewash.
Leaders Old Lincolnians journeyed to Scothern 2nds and won by six wickets.
But Scothern, who have yet to win in their first season in the Lincs League, thwarted the leaders' attempts to take the maximum 20 points on offer.
Invited to bat first, they negotiated the entire 45 overs to score 120 for nine and clinch a batting bonus point.
Liam Harris – at three on the card – played the only sizeable innings of 56, as veteran Mike Savage grabbed four for 35, Rich Chester two for 22 and Ed Barker two for 36.
Old Lincs took 27.4 overs to secure victory after tea, opener Joe Walukiewicz falling just one run short of a half-century and Alistair Moss scoring 23.
Greg Handsley helped Scothern secure a bowling point with a return of three for 13 in only four overs.
The highest level of rainfall in Lincolnshire last Thursday was recorded in Keelby, which experienced 63mm in about an hour – according to the experts.
So it was no real surprise that Keelby 2nds' had to call off their match with Holton-le-Clay 2nds due to wet conditions underfoot.
FIRST division outfit Holton-le-Clay suffered a 38-run defeat at premier division Scunthorpe Town in their George Marshall Trophy replay.
The re-arranged match was played as an evening encounter at Hibaldstow, rather than Heslam Park, and saw Scunthorpe post 122 for eight in their 20 overs, the bulk of the runs coming from openers Ian Snowden (52) and Ramesh Chand (29).
Ian Hallam was the pick of the Holton bowlers, finishing with four for 22, while Jack Barker took two for 20, Jim Birkwood two for 25 and Josh Plaskitt held three catches.
The visitors responded with 84 for nine, of which Danny Barker scored 24 in the middle-order.
Ramesh Chand completed a good all-round performance by taking three for 12, Ben Brumby managed three for 11 and Jake Smith three for 20.
A second attempt to complete the tie between Louth 2nds (division one) and Keelby (division two) will now be made in Louth on Thursday, July 5.
The original game was washed out at the halfway point and the teams must now start all over again in a 20 overs-a-side evening encounter.
Due to Appleby-Frodingham having a home Yorkshire League fixture on Sunday, July 15, the George Marshall tie between App-Frod 2nds and Barton Town will now take place at the Marsh Lane ground.
In the Bob Welton Cup, sbowling by the opening seam bowlers of Outcasts 2nds saw the division three team pulled off a shock 133-run quarter final win over division one team Cleethorpes 3rds.
Graeme Fletcher led the way with six for 13 in his permitted nine overs, four of which were maidens.
Jon Wroot was even more miserly, managing five maidens and conceding only seven runs while taking three wickets.
That all added up to the Meggies being skittled for just 28.
Earlier, the visitors had scored 161 for eight, top scorers being Josh Bramhill (33) and Dave Hobson (32).
For Cleethorpes, Dean Cressey took two for 32 and Reece Holberry two for 28.
The quarter-final between Barton Town 2nds (division three) and Market Rasen 2nds (division four) will now be played as an evening game at Barton, on Wednesday, July 11.
The original tie was washed out by bad weather, without a ball being bowled.