Grobbelaar lays waste to Kelsey’s batting order

THE sun shone all day but it was far from a full programme in the Lincolnshire Cricket League on Saturday.

In the Premier League spinner Connor Hawkins bowled well for South Kelsey, taking 5 for 27, but they were well beaten when visiting championship-chasing Nettleham at Mulsanne Park.

Nettleham hit an impressive 199 for eight, but South Kelsey were then skittled for a mere 61. The home side’s overseas star, Juan Grobbelaar, demolished the Kelsey innings with 7 for 16. Jack Harrison scored 31 in South Kelsey’s meagre reply. In the same league there was no scheduled game for Caistor.

In Division 2 Keelby are still favourites for the championship after a very good win at Washingborough. Keelby hit 148 for nine and Washingborough were all out for 74. Nick Wright’s 43 was the best for Keelby.

Caistor 2nds remain in relegation trouble after losing by four wickets away to Scunthorpe Town 2nds.

Caistor failed to post a testing total and were all out for 96, home bowler David Peacock doing the damage with the remarkable figures of five wickets for just 15 runs.

Scunthorpe Town 2nds replied with 99 for six though Kieran Brooker bowled well, taking 3 for 48 in 15 overs.

Also in Division 2 Owmby enjoyed a comfortable home win over Grimsby Town 2nds at Todmoor, spinner Ciaron Deegan taking 6 for 23. Owmby hit 160 for six, and Grimsby Town 2nds 112 for nine in reply.

In Division 3 it is still a case of top and bottom for our local sides. Hibaldstow continue to sweep aside all before them at the top, this time giving an eight wicket beating to Cleethorpes 4ths. Cleethorpes 4ths were skittled for 46, Hibaldstow easing home on 47 for two.

South Kelsey 2nds stay bottom after losing to fellow strugglers Outcasts. Kelsey again fell short of runs, although Matt Burgess managed 20. Three of the four Outcasts wickets taken by Kelsey after tea went to Andrew Stockdale. Scores were South Kelsey 2nds 86, Outcasts 87 for four.

In Division 4 third placed Caistor 3rds were dismissed for only 50 by Scunthorpe Town 3rds, losing by seven wickets.

Veteran left-arm spinner Udi Sheikh grabbed seven wickets for Keelby 2nds in their eight wicket home win over lowly Scothern 2nds - newcomers to the Lincs League this year.

Scores were-Scothern 2nds 128 (Sheikh 7-14), Keelby 2nds 129 for two;