CRICKET: Great weekend for all Caistor teams

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Hibaldstow fell 29 short in a classic run chase against local rivals Caistor 2nds at Brigg Road on Saturday.

Caistor 2nds took centre stage when Caistor 1sts trip to Appleby Frodingham was called off due to a waterlogged outfield.

The town 2nds won the toss and elected to bat, but it could not have been a worse start, opener Nathan Davis going for a duck.

Kevin Parker and Liam Wood then put together a partnership, hitting 24 and 20 respectively. Andrew Pearson was removed for a duck by Nick Shepherdson before Dominic Bishop hit 22 and Ben Young 30.

At 109 for 5 Caistor were looking to build a good total, but Hibaldstow’s Joe Taylor had other ideas. He ended with four wickets for 19 runs, Nathan Goodhall and Kieran Harris taking a wicket each as Caistor were restricted to a very reachable 132 for 8 in their 45 overs.

In reply, Hibaldstow opener Mark Nicholson hit 11 before he was dismissed by Tim Brown. Thomas Taylor added 27 before he was dismissed lbw by Chris Laister.

That left Hibaldstow on 35 for 2. Brown, Bishop and Laister then ripped the middle order out of Hibaldstow, who found themselves on 53 for 6 soon after.

Nathan Goodhall steadied the ship with his 25 and Carl Nazareth added an unbeaten 19. He was on his own though as Bishop and Brown cleared up the tailenders to leave Hibalstow on 103 all out.

On Sunday Caistor 3rds hosted Keelby 2nds and ran out winners by 33 runs.

Keelby won the toss and elected to bowl. Opener Tim Tait was the only Caistor batsman to make an impression, hitting 52 before being dismissed by Adam Parker.

Keelby had the hosts back in the clubhouse for 140 all out though, James Gorbutt taking 3 wickets for 15 runs, Adam Parker 3 for 35, Jamie Charlton 2 for 12 and Alex Reed and Bruce Roberts one each.

In reply, Sanjay Chauhan hit 37, Jamie Charlton 22 and Alan Travis 22 not out. Apart from these three though, Keelby’s batsmen didn’t trouble Caistor and they were all out for 107, Terry McKitton taking four wickets, Ernie Allison three, Henry Gillot two and Ben Barrick one.

Caistor 1sts George Marshall Trophy Quarter Final match against Outcasts 1sts did go ahead on Sunday, Caistor running out winners by 39 runs.

Caistor hit 173 for 5 off their 45 overs and in reply Outcasts were dismissed for 134.

Caistor U11s were also victorious this week when they hosted Appleby Frodingham.