South Kelsey had their best win for some time when they put Scunthorpe Town 3rds to the sword in an away game, winning by 95 runs in the Division 2 fixture.
South Kelsey won the toss and elected to bat on a fine sunny afternoon. There was no doubting the intentions of the batsman as they put together a total of 185 for the loss of 4 wickets, their best batting effort of the season so far.
Opener Andrew Fisher was the rock on which the innings was built, his 64 paving the way for Andrew Heath to add a fluent 55 not out as Kelsey used up all of their allotted overs.
When Scunthorpe Town batted after tea they were soon in trouble to the medium fast bowling of Matt Thompson, a stalwart of the South Kelsey attack in recent seasons.
His two top order wickets began the collapse of the Scunthorpe innings, but even his performance was eclipsed by that of Mark Fisher, who took his 5 wickets at a cost of just 7 runs in 3.2 overs to mop up the tail as Scunthorpe were all out for just 90 runs in 20 overs.
Hibaldstow were the second of our local village sides to win, this time the margin was by 88 runs at Cherry Willingham 2nds.
Hibaldstow won the toss and elected to bat. Chris Nash with 38 and Adam Barker with 56 were the main run scorers in a total of 163 all out. Their stand of 96 for the second wicket was the basis of the Hibaldstow innings. When Cherry batted they were always struggling due to some impressive bowling by Joe Taylor (3 for 11), Thomas Taylor 93 for 34) and Gary Dixon (3 for 5).
The trio broke the back of the home innings as they crumbled to 75 all out in 40 overs. It could even have been worse as the home side were on 29 for 7 at one stage.
It was a pity that with the weather set fair after two wet Saturdays that several sides were without games including Owmby, Keelby 2nds and Brigg Town.
LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE
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SATURDAY, MAY 17
Alford 261 for eight (Garlick 52, Balding 52, Savage 5-72), Haxey 29 (J Irving 5-13); Messingham 230 for five (Antcliffe 101, Dannatt 55), Alkborough 91 (A Langford 5-39); Broughton 180 for nine (E Taylor 5-44), Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 76 (T Reed 5-21); Caistor 157 (Boulton 68), Barton Town 81 (Jackson 5-33); Hartsholme 97 (Bayliss 6-37), Nettleham 98 for three; Scunthorpe Town 173 for five (Redmond 71), Cherry Willingham 152 (Carter 51, B Brumby 5-34).
Cleethorpes 2nds 112, Scothern 113 for six; Horncastle 113 (Thorpe 5-44), Hartsholme 2nds 90 (H Smith 6-61); Scunthorpe Town 2nds 190 (Doleman 70, W Ahmed 5-46), Haxey 2nds 33 (Dave Peacock 6-15); Outcasts 160 (L Ford 5-48), Holton-le-Clay 117.
Hibaldstow 163 (Barker 56), Cherry Willingham 2nds 75; Alkborough 2nds 190 for seven, Grimsby Town 2nds 109; Caistor 2nds 178 for seven (K Parker 50), Keelby 162 (Volley 50); Alford 2nds 203 for seven (McHamilton 90, Calvert 83), Louth 2nds 165 (Siddiqui 55, K White 7-44); Washingborough 82, Messingham 2nds 83 for one.
Barton Town 2nds 137, Clee Town Laportes 42; Outcasts 2nds 205 for nine (Lupton 89), Market Rasen 2nds 99; Normanby Park 96, Cleethorpes 3rds 97 for two; Nettleham 2nds 61 (Chester 8-35), Old Lincolnians 65 for five; South Kelsey 185 for four (A Fisher 64, Heath 55 not out), Scunthorpe Town 3rds 90 (M Fisher 5-7).
Morton 146, Holton-le-Clay 2nds 149 for seven; Scothern 2nds 217 for four (Hilldreth 83, Harris 67), Caistor 3rds 88 (W Jacob 52);Old Lincolnians 2nds conceded to Cleethorpes 4ths.
This weeks village fixtures in the Lincolnshire League:
George Marshall Cup: Hibaldstow v Brigg Town,Keelby v Outcasts,Omwby v Bracebridge Heath 2nds,South Kelsey v Morton.