Thursday, May 24, 2018
HIBALDSTOW CRICKETERS IN VERY HIGH-SCORING GAME
FROM GLEN SANDS, NORTH LINDSEY CRICKET LEAGUE
As the sun shone across the county, all twelve clubs were in action in North Lindsey League Cricket League Divisions One and Two, with several high scoring games producing great entertainment.
Luddington Dons continue to set the pace in Division One , winning for the third straight game but it was a thrilling finish against Appleby Frodingham on the Isle as the Dons squeezed to a one wicket win. Frod set a target of 127 thanks in the main to New Zealander Ryan Schierhout who scored an excellent 63 , Conor Webb bowling superbly early in the innings when taking 3 for 11 then Luddington found themselves ten short of their target with only one wicket remaining despite 28 from Martin Davey but Andrew Lawson stood up to the plate to see his team home along with Matthew Mellers to earn the Dons the narrowest of victories. Messingham gained an excellent win at Caistor Cougars who set a target of 162 for 5 , Liam Wood hitting 45 with 27 from both Kieran Brooker and Liam Skipworth then Brooker picked up 4 for 29 but it was to no avail as Matthew Lawson's 67 and George Drewery's 45 helped to get Messingham over the line.
There was a veritable run fest at Heslam Park where Scunthorpe Town hit 245 for 9 when batting first, Ian Snowden scoring 90 and Arbind Singh 48, but Town were made to sweat as Hibaldstow replied with a tantalisingly close 241 for 8, Tom Taylor making 77 and Joe Taylor 61, with Ben Brumby picking up 4 for 41.
Haxey gained some revenge for Saturday's Lincolnshire League defeat at the hands of Outcasts by beating them in the North Lindsey League to move to the top of the table. Scott Ewan hit 90 not out and Simon Widdup 56 not out as Haxey posted a total of 246 for 4 then Outcasts fell 100 short despite a splendid 81 from Tom Sharpe , Jack Smith taking 5 for 45. Having had their first scheduled game rained off new club Morton took to the field at Barton against the Vikings and were victorious. James Cooper scored 84 and Lewis Butroid 37 as Morton made 226 for 7 after which the Vikings reached 189 in reply , Joe Rainsborough taking 4 for 57 for the Gainsborough outfit. Finally Normanby Park had a day to forget when hosting Grimsby Town Development XI , being bowled out for just 44 of which Mark Knapton made 29 not out , David McMullan and Will Burgess picking up three wickets each and Burgess ended on 16 not out alongside Matthew Cliffe who made 23 to see Grimsby to their first win of the campaign.
FIXTURES - SUNDAY MAY 27
DIVISION ONE: App Frodingham v Hibaldstow
DIVISION TWO: Morton v Grimsby Town Development XI, Outcasts v Normanby Park