Market Rasen cricket round-up: Keelby enjoy perfect weekend

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Our local village teams had mixed fortunes in their Lincolnshire League games last weekend.

Keelby topped the honours list with both of their teams winning.

The First XI travelled to struggling Haxey Seconds in Division Two, and like their First team, who were trounced by Caistor, the seconds were soon struggling.

Haxey batted first and were bowled out for 72 in just 24 overs with Michael Phillips, Gary Spencer, Danny Bevis and Liam Skipworth all taking two wickets.

Keelby’s target was an easy one when they went in to bat and they reached it in the 17th over for the loss of four wickets. Bevis held the innings together with an unbeaten 34 to secure a convincing six-wicket win.

Brigg Town travelled to Grimsby Town Seconds and lost by seven wickets at Augusta Street.

Matthew Bell with 60 and Jack Richards (27) provided almost all of their total of 124-9, and Grimsby had no trouble getting the runs required, losing just three wickets along the way.

Mayer resisted the Brigg attack for an unbeaten 68 while Tom Brock took 2 for 48.

Hibaldstow had a convincing home win over Morton by an impressive eight-wicket margin.

Tom Taylor had a fine all-round match, taking 5 for 30 as Morton were dismissed for just 84. Opening the Hibaldstow reply Taylor had no trouble taking charge and finished on 37 not out as the villagers reached 85-2 for an eight-wicket win.

Keelby Seconds had an easy home win against Scunthorpe Town Second XI.

The visitors posted 126-9, Mark Pidgon taking 3 for 28 in the home attack, and in reply, Keelby lost only a single wicket, reaching 126-1, with Martin Robinson unbeaten on 48 and Nigel Walker finishing on 66 not out.