Market Rasen blown away by Sleaford

Liam Scales batting for Market Rasen First XI against Sleaford on Saturday EMN-150622-180538002
Liam Scales batting for Market Rasen First XI against Sleaford on Saturday EMN-150622-180538002

Market Rasen First XI slumped to a heavy defeat when they entertained Sleaford at Rase Park on Saturday.

Sebastian Darke returned excellent figures of 4 for 48 and James Fussey chipped in with 2 for 58 as the visitors were bowled out for 268, Thomas Shorthouse (63) and Louis Kimber (64) top scoring for the visitors.

Despite 28 from opener Will Bradford, the home side collapsed to 14-4 and 38-7.

Charlie Scales (11) was the only other batsman to reach double figures as Rasen were bowled out for 80 in just under 36 overs.

Veteran Nick Goacher was Sleaford’s chief destroyer with 4 for 16 from 12 overs.

Market Rasen sit seventh in Lincolnshire ECB Premier League, one point behind Louth.