Monday, June 17, 2019
THE BELL TOLLS FOR BRIGG TOWN CRICKETERS DESPITE MATTHEW'S HALF-CENTURY
Heavy rain halted Brigg Town Cricket Club's bid to make the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's Supplementary Cup on Saturday (June 15).
Brigg needed to win their last qualifying group game at Haxey 2nds to have a chance of making the knockout stage of this popular competition.
Town were going well on 87 for two, with the best part of 10 overs still to be bowled in their innings, when play had to be abandoned.
Matthew Bell, pictured above, was unbeaten on 54, while opener Danny Bradley was 21 not out as the players left the field.
In accordance with the rules, a bowl-out at the stumps then followed which Haxey won 2-1, with Jack Richards being the only Brigg bowler to rattle the timbers.
So Haxey go through to the semi-finals, to be played on Sunday, June 30.
Broughton 2nds have also qualified following Saturday's five-wicket home win over Cleethorpes 4ths.
Kavithessh 'Kav' Karunanantharajah was Broughton's star bowler with five for 22 in his permitted six overs, while Sam Benson top scored with the bat, hitting 46 as Broughton reached their 112-run target with 12 overs in hand.
Hibaldstow, who occupy second spot in Division Two, enjoyed an emphatic nine-wicket victory at Caistor 2nds on Saturday.
Tom and Joe Taylor both took five wickets for Hibaldstow as they bowled out their hosts at the Brigg Road ground for only 46.
Opener Josh Cowling then scored 32 as Hibaldstow took only 6.1 overs to secure the full 20 points available and keep up their push for promotion.
In Division One, Broughton first teamers' scheduled game at Louth 2nds failed to take place because of wet conditions.
Supplementary Cup semi-finals
Louth 3rds v Scothern 2nds
Haxey 2nds v Broughton 2nds
Ties to be played on Sunday, June 30 (2pm starts)
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RESULTS - SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Cleethorpes 2nds 97, Caistor 98 for one
Hartsholme 101, Scothern 62 for two - abandoned due to rain
Bracebridge Heath 2nds 171 for nine, Lindum 2nds 78 for two - abandoned
Nettleham 101, Market Rasen 102 for three
Grimsby Town v Haxey - no play due to wet conditions
Alkborough 78, Holton-le-Clay 82 for three
Louth 2nds v Broughton - no play possible
Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 151, Messingham 34 for two - abandoned
Normanby Park v Outcasts - cancelled
Caistor 2nds 45, Hibaldstow 46 for one
Cherry Willingham 2nds v Market Rasen 2nds - no play possible
Outcasts 2nds 171, Barton Town 2nds 90 for no wicket - abandoned
Supplementary Cup Group A
Nettleham 2nds 21 for no wicket v Lindum 3rds - abandoned; Nettleham won bowl-out at the stumps
Scothern 2nds 66 for four v Horncastle - abandoned; Horncastle won bowl-out
Supplementary Cup Group B
Brigg Town 87 for two v Haxey 2nds - abandoned; Haxey won bowl-out
Scunthorpe Town 3rds 157 for no wicket, Messingham 2nds 134 for three
Supplementary Cup Group C
Cleethorpes 4ths 111 for seven, Broughton 2nds 114 for five
Supplementary Cup Group D
Alford 2nds v Keelby no play due to wet conditions; Alford won on the toss of a coin
East Halton v Louth 3rds - no play due to wet conditions; Louth won on the toss of a coin