CAISTOR Cricket Club’s remaining promotion hopes disappeard when they entertained Scunthorpe Town at Brigg Road on Saturday.
With overseas star Sahan Wijerathne already departed home for Sri Lanka, Caistor were always going to struggle against a Scunthorpe side who themselves have been chasing championship honours.
The official result was an incomplete win by 62 runs for the vistors.
Scunthorpe Town CC 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat. Paul Dimbleby struck early getting rid of opener Simon Kiddle for one.
Kiddle was well caught behind by keeper Peter Jacob. Ramesh Chand then put together a useful 30 before being caught and bowled by Dimbleby.
Ian Snowden and Garmesh Chand then put together an unbeaten partnership which took the Scunthorpe total to 188 for 3 after their 50 overs. Dimbleby with 2 for 33 had the best return in the Caistor attack.
Peter Briggs and Harry Boulton both went cheaply when Caistor replied and only Dominic Bishop with 21 and Dimbleby and Mark Gowshall, who both hit 32, made the scorebox work.
The final total of 126 for 8 was 62 runs short of the target.
South Kelsey are now doomed after they lost at Alford by eight wickets.
South Kelsey won the toss and skipper Marcus Meadows decided to bat. Joe Irving was soon among the wickets for the home side however getting rid of Neil Thompson, Connor Hawkins and Rob Baty cheaply.
Patrick Henderson with 54 and Atiq Ullah with 42 rescued the innings and a late contribution from Elliott Drinkell of 22 meant that Kelsey posted 149. Alford however only lost two wickets in reaching their target.