Sunday, May 19, 2019


Brigg Town Cricket Club player Jack Richards

Brigg Town Cricket Club moved up to second place in the table following a decisive away win in Lincolnshire County Cricket League Division Three yesterday (Saturday, May 18).
Town travelled to the Isle of Axholme to claim the maximum 20 points on offer while beating Outcasts 2nds - the margin being nine wickets.
Brigg won the toss and invited the home team to bat first at Hirst Priory, near Crowle. But Outcasts used up only 28 of the 45 overs on offer while being dismissed for 80.
Brigg's opening seam attack inflicted most of the damage, Nick Beacock claiming four for 28 and Tom Brock four for 40.
Phil Dewfall then took the final wicket, one of the earlier batsmen having been run out.
After tea, Brigg soon lost a wicket but were steered to victory after only 18 overs by an impressive partnership between Jack Richards (41 not out, pictured above) and Danny Bradley (23 not out).
Broughton 2nds continue to set a hot pace at the top of Division Three, not having dropped a point after four fixtures.
Yesterday they hosted Lindum 3rds and won by 15 runs - helped by another fine display from experienced all-rounder Paul Clark, who hit an unbeaten 65 and took five for 31.
Also in the runs was seasoned former Lincolnshire batsman Clive Coulthurst, who made 39, and Sam Benson with 28 - most of Broughton's runs coming from the middle-order.
Having made 199 for nine in their 45 overs, Broughton dismissed the Lincoln side for 184 with just four balls remaining in the final over of the match.
Assisting Paul Clark with the wicket-taking were Andrew Hillyard (two for 42) and Kavithessh Karunanantharajah and Craig Hall (one victim apiece).
There was also a run out late in the game in which Broughton keeper Lee Stothard was involved, and he chipped in with a catch and a stumping.
Broughton's first teamers triumphed by 33 runs in a very high-scoring away match at Barton Town in Division One.
Opener Nick Dobbs led the way with an unbeaten century, finishing 135 not out as Broughton rattled up 274 for nine in their 45 overs. Richard Green managed 54 and Neil Simpson 21.
Barton replied with 241 for nine, Shaun Clark taking four wickets, Sean Clixby three and Paul Mitchell the other two.
Broughton are fourth in the standings after three games.
In Division Two, leaders Hibaldstow lost by 23 runs when hosting second-placed Clee Town Laportes in a relatively low-scoring affair.
Laportes were dismissed for 113, with Joe Taylor taking five for 27 in 11 overs.
After tea, Hibaldstow opener Josh Cowling made 27 but only two other batsmen reached double figures as they were dismissed for 90.

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Premier Division
Cleethorpes 2nds 141, Bracebridge Heath 2nds 142 for five
Caistor 151 for nine, Nettleham 17 for no wicket - abandoned
Hartsholme 283 for four, Grimsby Town 123
Haxey 136, Lindum 2nds 113 for eight - incomplete game due to rain
Scothern 224 for eight, Cherry Willingham 225 for six

Division One
Scunthorpe Town 2nds 158 for nine, Alkborough 106
Broughton 274 for nine, Barton Town 241 for nine
Outcasts 95, Holton-le-Clay 98 for no wicket
Messingham 162 for five, Normanby Park 163 for nine
Louth 2nds 126, Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 127 for four

Division Two
Old Lincolnians 66, Cherry Willingham 2nds 67 for one
Hartsholme 2nds 90, Grimsby Town 2nds 93 for three
Clee Town Laportes 113, Hibaldstow 90
Caistor 2nds 118, Market Rasen 2nds 119 for no wicket

Division Three
Broughton 2nds 199 for nine, Lindum 3rds 184
Nettleham 2nds 132 for eight, Haxey 2nds 112
Messingham 2nds 205 for five, Cleethorpes 4ths 110
Outcasts 2nds 80, Brigg Town 81 for one

Division Four
Scunthorpe Town 3rds 80, East Halton 81 for three
Horncastle 20, Scothern 2nds 21 for no wicket
Keelby 92 for nine, Louth 3rds 22 for no wicket - abandoned


Division Two
Cleethorpes 3rds v Holton-le-Clay 2nds (1.30pm start)

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