Wednesday, June 05, 2019


Just a reminder for sports fans throughout the Brigg area - there's a chance to watch exciting Twenty20 county cricket this weekend.
Lincolnshire's Minor Counties team will be hosting Staffordshire in two matches at Scunthorpe Town's Heslam Park ground, off Ashby Road, on Sunday (June 9).
Turn left at the A18 Queensway pub roundabout; Heslam Park is not far away, on the left, and the entrance is clearly marked.
Car parking is available, together with refreshments.
These matches start at 11am and 2.30pm.
Lincolnshire currently lead their group, having won all four games so far.
Meanwhile, Lincs continued their winning start to the 2019 season with a resounding six-wicket victory against Cheshire in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy 'round of sixteen' at Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln.
Cheshire won the toss and elected to bat. Lincolnshire immediately took a firm grip on the game with Alex Willerton leading the attack in devastating fashion.
No Cheshire batsman reached 20, and in 22.5 overs they were dismissed for 88, Willerton taking 6 for 20 in his ten overs.
This made him Lincolnshire's leading all-time record wicket-taker in one-day cricket and his figures of 6 for 20 were the best ever for the county in this competition.
Lincs lost two early wickets before rain delays interrupted their progress. As a result they were set a revised target of 80 from 34 overs. This they reached for the loss of four wickets, Bilal Shafayat (39 not out) and Tom Keast (25) paving the way to victory in 16.4 overs.
Lincolnshire will now meet Cumberland in the quarter-final at Bourne on Sunday, June 30 (11am start).
The only Minor Counties Championship three-day fixture in the north of the old county will begin at Cleethorpes' Chichester Road ground on Sunday, July 21 at 11am. Lincs will be playing Suffolk.

PICTURED: The Lincoln Imp - Lincolnshire's cricket emblem.

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