CRICKET: Alkborough have revenge over Caistor

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Caistor Cricket Club found the tables turned when they visited Alkborough in the Lincolnshire Premier League on Saturday.

Only seven days earlier they had won the home game at Brigg Road convincingly. This time Alkborough were victorious by four wickets.

Returning Caistor skipper Liam Wood won the toss and chose to bat. Opening pair Harry Boulton and Andy Pearson put on a half century stand before being parted.

Getting rid of them both was fast bowler Steve Raynor, Boulton bowled for 4 and Pearson caught after making 27. Wood was then stumped for a duck, also off Raynor. Caistor with 27 late runs from Paul Dimbleby got to 158 all out in the 46th over.

With outfields quickening in the dry weather that target was clearly in reach. Paul Dimbleby claimed 4 for 53 in the Caistor attack from his 18 overs.

Liam Wood and Paul Jackson each took a wicket, but Alkborough got home without too much trouble on 159 for 6 in the 43rd over for their win, Craig Ross top scoring with 51.

Caistor 2nds made it a double defeat at the hands of Alkborough when they went down at Brigg Road by 75 runs.

Alkborough took first knock and with Gray and Jenkins both hitting half centuries they made a very useful score of 190 for 7 off the 45 overs. Oliver Barrick took 4 for 6 for Caistor, with Paul Rendall and Chris Laister each taking one wicket.

Caistor lost early wickets in their reply and only Dave Gonshall (35) and Laister (25) got any runs. Caistor’s all out total of 115 came by the 34th over and the 75 run win by the visitors was very convincing.

The day was even worse for Caistor 3rds who went down at Washingborough by 247 runs in Division 3. The home side hit 280 with Willey hitting a century.

The Caistor attack took a battering, though Terry McKitton claimed 2 for 54. Caistor’s innings fell apart from the start and an all out total of 33 in just 15 overs saw only George Gillott reach double figures with 12.

This week Caistor 1st XI face Cherry Willingham at home. Neither the 2nd or 3rd XI have scheduled games