CAISTOR Cricket Club went down heavily to Lincolnshire Premier League champions Messingham on Saturday despite a fine bowling performance from seamer Paul Dimbleby.
Caistor won the toss at the Memorial Ground and skipper Liam Wood opted to give the home side first knock.
Messingham lost Andy Cook early as Lewis Jefferson had him caught by Jim Parker. Dimbleby claimed his first victim when he trapped Tom McDougall lbw.
Kieron Lindley offered some resistance with 25, but from there it was all downhill for Messingham as they were all out for 121.
Dimbleby bowled 20.5 overs to claim his season’s best figures of 7 for 31. Spinners Tom Boryszczuk and Sahan Wijerathne each had one wicket and Caistor must have felt at tea that they had a real chance of victory.
Their downfall however was in the brittle batting that let them down at the start of the season as they collapsed to 63 all out, only Sahan Wijerathne making any real contribution with 36.
Harry Boulton went without scoring and Jim Parker with two, Peter Briggs also with two, Liam Wood with eight and Tom Boryszczuk for a duck as Caistor found themselves 45 for 7.
They were all out for 63 with Deeble taking 3 for 31 and Andrew Langford 7 for 30.
Caistor’s defeat was by 58 runs in a game they could well have fancied winning after their performance in the field.
South Kelsey’s mid season revival in Division 1 continued when they won away at Outcasts. The result lifts them away from the lower regions of the table to mid table safety.
The Isle of Axeholme side took first knock, and fine bowling and fielding by South Kelsey saw them dismissed for 126.
Sean Kirwin took 4 for 54 and he was well supported by Chandi Wathukarage with 3 for 32. Connor Hawkins took an impressive 2 for 1 off only four overs .
When South Kelsey batted they always looked comfortable in chasing down their target with Neil Day scoring 41 and Chandi 24. Connor Hawkins then added an unbeaten 35 as South Kelsey eased on their target, finishing on 127 for 3.
Caistor 2nds are in second spot in Division 2 following their rather hard earned victory over lowly Stamford Homes, who were bowled out for 71, but who then took seven Caistor wickets before eventually losing in a low scoring encounter.
Hartsholme 2nds made 195 for 8 against Owmby then restricted them to 163 for 9, It was a defeat that leaves Owmby in relegation trouble.
Hibaldstow are handily placed in third in Division 3 after they beat Immingham Blossom Way by 75 runs.
Hibaldstow set a target of 209 for 8 and then restricted Blossom Way to 134 for 9.
Cherry Willingham 2nds saw off South Kelsey 2nds, scoring 207 for 5 then bowling their hosts out for 97.
In Division Four Keelby 2nds moved level on points with Caistor Town 3rds, beating them in a high scoring foot of the table match. Keelby made 264 for 9 before restricting Caistor to 202 for 9 in the second innings.
This weeks fixtures:
Alkborough v Caistor
Grimsby Town 2nds v South Kelsey.
Caistor 2nds v Alkborough 2nds, Stamford Homes v Owmby, Market Rasen v Keelby
Cherry Willingham 2nds v Hibaldstow, South Kelsey 2nds v Scunthorpe Town 2nds
Alford 2nds v Market Rasen 2nds, Hykeham 2nds v Caistor 3rds, Keelby 2nds v HLC 2nds