CRICKET: Frustrating weekend for all but Caistor 2nds

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Saturday’s cricket matches were a washout across the county, and it was no different in Caistor, the 1sts and 2nds games against Alford were cancelled.

Sunday saw the sun return though and Caistor 2nds did fit in their Bob Welton cup match against Holton le Clay 2nds, although this started late and was reduced to 30 overs due to a wet outfield.

Caistor were put into bat and posted what looked like a strong 154, opener Stuart Costello hitting 35, Liam Wood 33 and Chris Laister 19 not out.

Gareth Cook started the Holton reply in good fashion with a knock of 18. Cue Henry Gillot with the ball in the Caistor attack.

In his six overs he ripped out the heart of the Holton side, taking five wickets for just 13 runs. Costello and Oliver Barrick picked up one each and it was left to Tim Brown to wrap up the final three wickets, including two ducks, to leave Holton all out on 100.

Caistor 3rds will be cursing the weather as they had all but beaten Brigg 1sts in Lincolnshire League Division Four when the match was abandoned.

Caistor were put into bat by the visitors, Tim Tait the pick of the batsmen, hitting 75 before being run out. Solid knocks of 29 from Tom Borrill and 21 from David Gowshall moved Caistor to 172 in their 45 overs.

Charlie Trembath was the pick of the Brigg bowlers, taking three wickets in nine overs for 42 runs.

Trembath then led Brigg’s reply, hitting 57 to open the visitors innings. Matthew Bell hit 54 and Tom Brock 11, but few of Brigg’s other batsmen offered resistance.

Ben Barrick took five wickets for 29 runs, Daniel Jackson two wickets and Tim Gillot one.

This left Brigg on 151 for 8 with 6 overs left and Brigg on the verge of defeat when the game was abandoned.