Middle Rasen take championship

MIDDLE Rasen Cricket Club have sealed the McKinnells League 2 Championship withn three games to spare.

Richard Boryszczuk’s Middle team bounced back from last week’s shock defeat at Caythorpe to demolish Waddington in under 20 overs.

Winning the toss, Boryszczuk put Waddington into bat and in just 13 overs Waddington’s innings was finished.

Darren Salmon had opener Marks caught excellently by Daniel Quinlan with just his third ball, then in his next over he removed the dangerous Phil Dainty. The very next ball Heath was clean bowled.

Middle had to wait three overs before they struck again, and it was Darren Salmon picking up two wickets, bowling Billy Evans and Watson, leaving Waddington 24 for 6 and Salmon 6-14.

But there was no stopping Salmon, the next over he bowled King for another duck. Carl Robinson, who in recent weeks had being taking wickets for fun, was bowling fantastically with no reward until in what was his seventh over he clean bowled Shaw leaving robin 1-8 in his 7 overs.

So with just one wicket remaining Darren Salmon bowled Griffin for a duck leaving Waddington 28 all out and Darren Salmon with figure of 8-14 of just 6 overs

Rory Jackson was given a chance to open in Tom Boryszczuk’s absence, partnering Ivan Nash, but both openers had a day they will want to forget with the bat.

Jackson was bowled in the first over for a duck and Nash got a bit excited and top edged straight into the air to be caught for a nought a swell.

Kevin Salmon and Tom Bradford were in at three and four and quickly reached the target in 5 overs with 11 and 10 not out for the pair.

The win gave Middle Rasen 20 points meaning they had passed the 200 mark for the season and with Branston losing at Lindum and Caythorpe going down to North Scarle, Middle Rasen have 81 point lead at the top of the division and cant be caught.

The hard work put in by the players, groundsman and everyone connected with the club behind the scene’s has reaped its dividends as the club will now play in division one next season.

On Sunday, August 19, Middle Rasen play there final home game of the season as they entertain a strong Cherry Willingham team and Middle will look to take there unbeaten home record into next season.