CRICKET: Caistor skipper leads by example to record convincing victory over Cherry Willingham

Caistor bowler Paul Jackson who claimed 5 wickets against Cherry Willingham.
Caistor bowler Paul Jackson who claimed 5 wickets against Cherry Willingham.
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Caistor skipper Liam Wood has had a hard time with the bat this season but Saturday was his day as he found form and delivered a very convincing win for his side at home to Cherry Willingham.

The win was by a margin of 84 runs against the struggling Lincoln area side.

The visitors to Brigg Road won the toss and surprisingly decided to bowl in the excellent batting conditions.

For once, Harry Boulton at the top of the Caistor order went cheaply, being bowled by Will Carter for 7.

Wood came in at first wicket down and proceeded to stay for the rest of his side’s innings, slaying the visiting attack to all parts in a fine unbeaten 76.

Gareth Johnson was his main partner as the ‘keeper hit a very useful 49. Andrew Pearson hit 20 and Paul Dimbleby gave typical steadfast assistance with 19. Caistor closed on 180 for 6.

Cherry Willinghham struggled from the start in their reply as the experienced Caistor opening bowling duo of Paul Jackson and Paul Dimbleby got among them.

Will Carter with 27 and Matt Spikings with 23 offered resistance, but Cherry were all out for a meagre 96 in 31 overs to confirm that they are clear relegation candidates in the Premier Division. Dimbleby had 4 for 38 and Jackson 5 for 54 in the convincing win.