Middle come agonisingly close for a second week in a row

DEJA vu struck for Middle Rasen Cricket Club this week as it entertained Billingborough Millers and fell narrowly short of the visitors total for the second week running.

When losing the toss and being made to field first Boryszczuk’s men got to work and despite seeing opener Gollop dropped twice in the first over, speed demon Dan Norburn smashed the wickets of fellow opening batsman Robert Wells.

Gollop soon followed when caught by Boryszczuk and with the score on 30-2, Middle were looking to take advantage of the early wickets.

Wells thought he had Godby caught behind, but Ivan Nash spilled it and this was to prove costly as Godby would later go on to make 108 runs.

The Millers finished on 198

Middle got the Chase underway and it didn’t start well with Alex Norburn going fourth ball for a duck.

Darren Salmon added ten before he was dismissed and Kevin followed for nine. Tom Bradford was out for ten, leaving Middle 93-4 off just 15 overs.

With 146 on the board Middle were closing in on there total until Boryszczuk got the ball that all spinners would love to bowl with, the ball seemingly going down leg side for a wide and while attempting a sweep shot it turned back in a mile and clipped his leg stump.

With just Nash and Charman left, and 24 runs needed, Charman was bowled leaving Middle narrowly short for the second week running.