Caistor Cricket Club climbed into the top half of the Lincolnshire Premier League when they defeated leaders Alkborough at Brigg Road by six wickets.
Skipper Liam Wood had to sit the game out through injury and wicketkeeper Gareth Johnson captained the side in his absence.
His first success was to win the toss and ask the visitors to bat as more and more captains in local cricket are seemimgly doing.
Paul Dimbleby must have been delighted with that option as he proceeded to produce some fine bowling to claim five of the Alkborough wickets,the cost being 43 runs from his 17 overs of tight medium fast bowling, in which he extracted movement and some occasional bounce from the pitch.
Paul Jackson, Dimbleby’s opening partner, was equally tight, giving away only 21 runs in his 14 over shift, but he remained wicketless despite his best efforts. A
lborough used up all their 50 overs with Ian Roden hitting an unbeaten half century and ex Broughton and Cleethorpes wicketkeeper Graham Wilson making 39.
As so often this season the Caistor innings owed its basis to Harry Boulton who batted throughout for an unbeaten 78. Ryan McKitton scored 25 and Jim Parker was unbeaten on 19 when Caistor got home on 153 for 4 wickets in the 47th over.
Caistor 2nd were without a game.
Fixtures this weekend:
Caistor 1st v Alkborough away
Caistor 2nd v Alkborough 2nd home
Caistor 3rd v Washingborough away
Sunday Caistor Cougars v Hibaldstow home.