Caistor CC cement top four Lincs County League finish

Caistor CC finished fourth in the Lincolnshire County League Premier Division EMN-150914-142402002
Caistor CC finished fourth in the Lincolnshire County League Premier Division EMN-150914-142402002

A final day victory on Saturday secured a top four finish for Caistor in the Lincs County League Premier Division.

Caistor eased to a six-wicket win, their 12th of the summer, at home to mid-table Scunthorpe to confirm fourth place in the top flight behind champions Nettleham.

Skipper Gareth Johnson won the toss and gave the visitors first bat at Brigg Road.

Paul Dimbleby struck early to remove wicket-keeper David Brown for four, but Scunthorpe skipper Ian Snowden (32) and Jake Smith (43) rebuilt with a second wicket stand of 43.

But that was as good as it got for the visiting batsmen as the three-man Caistor attack struck regularly.

Number 10 Tim Foster (12 not out) was the only other batsman to make it into double figures as Scunthorpe were dismissed for just 123.

Dimbleby took an excellent 4 for 44, but was narrowly trumped by Kieran Brooker who was particularly efficient down the order to finish with 5 for 27.

Caistor’s reply got off to a shaky start as Harry Boulton (5), Peter Briggs (9) and Dimbleby all fell cheaply to leave the hosts in a little bother at 40-3.

But Jim Parker (28) held things together before Rory Ronaldson (52 not out) guided Caistor to their target in the 33rd over.

Scunthorpe: 123.

Bowling: S. Woolley 14-3-47-1; P. Dimbleby 16-3-44-4; K. Brooker 14.5-3-27-5.

Caistor: H. Boulton 5, P. Briggs 9, J. Parker 28, P. Dimbleby 4, R. Ronaldson 52*, K. Brooker 13*, Extras 13. Total: 124-4.