Lincolnshire County League: Keelby and Brigg enjoy the best of mixed weekend


Our village sides had mixed fortunes in their Lincolnshire County Cricket League matches last weekend.

In Division Two, Keelby defeated Alkborough Second XI by 30 runs in a game reduced to 39 overs a side.

Keelby took first knock and their total of 162-8 looked at least par with a damp outfield damp during the rain delay. Danny Bevis (44) and Liam Skipworth with 43 top scored.

Alkborough always looked like falling short and were dismissed for 132, only Russ Baker putting up much resistance. Liam Clarke did the hard yards, putting in a full stint and returning figures of 2 for 46.

Skipworth completed a fine all-round effort by cleaning up the tail, his four wickets in four overs costing just four runs.

* Hibaldstow went down by three wickets to Grimsby Town Second XI at Augusta Street in Division Three.

The visitors were dismissed all too easily for a paltry 79, Mark Nicholson top scoring with 18.

Grimsby struggled with their reply and lost seven wickets before reaching 80. Gary Dixon (6 for 30) made the home side fight all the way.

Also in Division Three, Brigg Town, still playing this season in the scenic surrounds of Brocklesby Park, enjoyed a narrow seven-run win over Clee Town Laports.

Brigg hit 127-9, the outstanding contribution coming from Matthew Bell with an unbeaten 72, supported by Harry Caddwalder (37).

Clee Town were then dismissed for 120 with Phil Dewfall in inspired form, taking 6 for 31.

In Division Four, Keelby Seconds went down by 36 runs to East Halton who batted first and had stalwart captain James McKinnon to thank for his 89.

Keelby struggled and only replied with 144-6, Bruce Roberts top scoring with 40.