Caistor Cricket Club 1st team had their best win of the season when they beat Cleethorpes 2nd on Saturday, June 1.
Skipper Liam Wood lost the toss and his Cleethorpes counterpart surprisingly opted to put Caistor into bat.
Caistor openers Harry Boulton, who has been in very consistent form, and Ryan McKitton had an excellent opening partnership of 81 before Boulton was bowled by Ian Hallam.
McKitton, promoted from the lower sides to good effect in recent weeks, pressed on for a hard hitting 62,well supported by Wood with 32, before McKitton was stumped.
Then wickets fell all too quickly in the middle order before Paul Dimbleby steadied things with a useful 26. It all meant that Caistor were all out for 190 in the final over.
Cleethorpes lost Marris early to a caught and bowled by Dimbleby and then set about trying to get away some tight Caistor bowling. Paul Jackson for once failed to make inroads, but was very economical, and it was Dimbleby,together with spinners Tom Boryszczuk and Kieran Brooker, who shared the wickets among them as Cleethorpes failed to reach their target, finishing on 150 for 9 when the 50 overs were completed.
The ‘incomplete’ win will move Caistor into a mid-table, something to build on. The wicket taking ability of young spinners Brooker and Boryszczuk is pleasing to see and credit is due to skipper Wood for his encouragement of them.
After the George Marshall Cup win the previous week Caistor look to be hitting good form for what is always a key month in the season.
Caistor 2nd suffered a setback at Haxey 2nd, losing by 46 runs in a low scoring match.
Caistor’s bowlers were economical in the main but none could take more than a single wicket in the Haxey innings of 144 for 6 from the 45 allocated overs. Ryan Farrow,Harry Capstick,Chris Laister and Paul Rendell all took one wicket.
Caistor struggled in reply, Mark Gowshall top scoring with 28, but it was not enough as Caistor were all out in a mere 35 overs for 98. They will feel disappointed not to have got closer to the target.
David Gowshall with 36 and Sam Welton with 26 top scored as Caistor 3rds won at home to Broughton 2nd. Caistor posted 136 for 9 and the visitors could only manage 121 all out in reply with Oliver Barrick taking 5 for 38 and Ernie Allison 3 for 15.
This weeks fixtures:
1st v Messingham away
2nd v Hibaldstow home
3rd v Outcasts away
Caistor Cougars v Grimsby away.