Middle Rasen keep up form with fantastic win

MIDDLE Rasen carried on their tremendous form of late with another dominating win this time at home to Heighington.

Batting first, Middle didn’t get off to the best of starts, losing captain Boryszczuk in the third over, and he was soon followed by Potter for four.

Darren Salmon and Kev Salmon steadied the ship briefly, but both were dismissed early on for 12 and seven runs respectively, leaving Middle on 35-4.

Once again man of the moment Tom Bradford had to come to Middle’s rescue with the bat and he dug in with a brilliant 34, supported well by Nash, 16, and the improving Daniel Quinlan adding a very useful 31 not out.

Andy Quinlan added three and Dan Norburn chipped in 13 as Middle pushed to set a higher target.

Alex Norburn finally managed to get in the runs and despite only making two it was a relief for him, having previously had four ducks.

With a total of 140-9 Middle knew if they got into the Heighington batting line up early on then the points would be coming to them.

County star James Fussey had dangerman Dave Orrey LBW for four in the fourth over and when Dan Norburn removed Tomlinson and Tupholme Middle were in the driving seat.

Heighington lost wickets pretty much every other over, Norburn 2-18, Fussey 1-13, Darren Salmon 3-13 and Nash picking up 3-29.

Middle bowled the visitors out for 81 giving them full 20 points and making that 76 out of a possible 80.