Sunday, June 09, 2019
VERY UNUSUAL VICTORY FOR BRIGG TOWN CRICKETERS KEEPS CUP HOPES ALIVE
Brigg Town Cricket Club kept alive hopes of reaching the semi-finals of a knockout competition with a very unusual victory at the Recreation Ground yesterday (Saturday, June 8).
Bidding to claim a place in the knockout stages of the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's Supplementary Cup, Brigg defeated Scunthorpe Town 3rds in a bowl-out at the stumps.
Brigg had reduced the visitors to 23 for four in driving rain. But as the "Flaming June" weather became even worse, umpire John Preston led the teams from the field with only 13 overs of the scheduled 30 being possible in the visitors' innings.
As there was no prospect of completing the required number of overs, a bowl-out followed against undefended stumps - in accordance with competition rules - and Brigg came out on top.
This result means Brigg, Haxey 2nds, Messingham 2nds and Scunthorpe 3rds have all now taken five points from their opening two matches in Supplementary Cup Group B.
So, with one game remaining for each team, any of them could take top spot and make the semi-finals.
Yesterday saw very little play across the Lincolnshire League because of rain.
Among matches abandoned was the Division One encounter involving Broughton's first teamers, who reached 25 for two in eight overs against Messingham before play was abandoned.
Hibaldstow were rained off at Market Rasen 2nds in Division Two without a ball being bowled.
Broughton 2nds lost their Supplementary Cup Group C match at Barton Town 2nds. With Barton 50 for two when rain stopped play, a bowl-out was held, which Barton won.
Our pictures show scenes at Brigg Recreation Ground yesterday afternoon, with Scunthorpe Town's fifth wicket batsmen leaving the field after play was abandoned and Brigg players putting the protective covers on the square.
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RESULTS - SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Bracebridge Heath 2nds 48 for two v Caistor - abandoned
Cherry Willingham v Grimsby Town - no play possible due to rain
Nettleham v Hartsholme - no play possible due to rain
Scothern v Lindum 2nds - no play possible due to rain
Haxey v Market Rasen - no play possible due to rain
Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 28 for one v Louth 2nds - abandoned
Broughton 25 for two v Messingham - abandoned
Barton Town 63 for one v Normanby Park - abandoned
Holton-le-Clay 27 for no wicket v Scunthorpe Town 2nds - abandoned
Alkborough v Outcasts - no play possible due to rain
Cherry Willingham 2nds 56, Clee Town Laportes 57 for no wicket
Grimsby Town 2nds 84 for four v Cleethorpes 3rds - abandoned
Holton-le-Clay 2nds 85 for five v Hartsholme 2nds - abandoned
Market Rasen 2nds v Hibaldstow - no play possible
Old Lincolnians v Caistor 2nds - no play possible
Outcasts 2nds v Cleethorpes 4ths - no play possible
Supplementary Cup Group A
Nettleham 2nds beat Horncastle on the toss of a coin, no play being possible
Scothern 2nds beat Lindum 3rds after a bowl-out at the stumps
Supplementary Cup Group B
Scunthorpe Town 3rds 23 for four v Brigg Town - abandoned. Brigg won the bowl-out
Haxey 2nds beat Messingham 2nds on the toss of a coin, no play being possible
Supplementary Cup Group C
Barton Town 2nds 50 for two v Broughton 2nds - abandoned. Barton won the bowl-out
Supplementary Cup Group D
Alford 2nds 100 for nine, East Halton 91
Louth 3rds beat Keelby on the toss of a coin, no play being possible.