Monday, July 15, 2019


Brigg Town Cricket Club have now dropped into the lower half of the table following defeat at Haxey 2nds on Saturday (July 13).
Having made a decent start to their campaign in Lincolnshire County Cricket League Division Three after gaining promotion, Brigg have failed to find success in recent outings.
Saturday's fixture in the far west of the Isle of Axholme saw Haxey total 190 for six in their 45 overs after Town had invited them to bat first.
Paul Neal was Brigg's most successful bowler with four for 66, while Tom Brock managed a tidy one for 34 from 11 overs.
Brigg were then dismissed for 125 in the 41st over, Matthew Bell hitting 36, Mark Dawson 30 and opener Jack Richards 22.
Result: Haxey 2nds (20 pts) beat Brigg Town (3 pts) by 65 runs.
Haxey 2nds' match report from their skipper appears below...
Broughton 2nds continue to lead Division Three, having beaten Barton Town 2nds on Saturday. However, Broughton had to be content with 17 points, rather than the full 20, after failing to dismiss the visitors.
Paul Clark led the way for Broughton - the home side - with a century, scoring 112 of their all-out 221.
Bottom side Barton lasted all their 45 overs in making 139 for six, Kavithessh Karunanantharajah being Broughton's most successful bowler, finishing with three for 48.
Hibaldstow, who top Division Two, enjoyed an 80-run home victory over Holton-le-Clay 2nds on Saturday. Tom Taylor top scored with 43, while Andy Barnaby claimed three for 12 after tea.
Broughton's first teamers lost by three wickets at Outcasts in Division One, despite half-centuries from Graham Wilson and Shaun Clark.
Glen Sands has kindly sent up this report...
Outcasts won a high scoring game against Broughton at Hirst Priory to put them in the challenging pack in mid-table and with a game in hand on most.
Broughton were invited to bat first and posted a tough looking total of 193 for 8 with Graham Wilson (58) and Shaun Clark (50) keeping the innings on track although Richard Green also contributed 36 at an important time.
Liam McAnaney is beginning to find some form and he proved to be the best of the Priorymen's bowlers with a haul of 5 for 28 , backed up by cousin Graham Clark who took 2 for 47 in the allotted 45 overs
Josh Bramhill and Martin Davey led the way when the Isle side set about chasing the big target and things were going well before Bramhill went for 68.
The wall that is Davey was proving to be a tough nut to crack for the visitors and it appeared that they were going to ease to a splendid win until Shaun Clark produced two quickfire LBW decisions (one to end Davey's knock of 57) to set home team hearts racing but it was too little too late as Jason Whiteley and Russell Fletcher saw them home for a well-earned win against a team who have only lost twice now in the 2019 season.


Haxey 2nd XI hosted Brigg Town in a match both sides were keen to win following disappointing defeats in their previous outings.
Haxey welcomed back junior opening bat Hunter and included fit again Ryan Moody who has played no cricket since last season due to injury.
He was joined by Simon Widdup who made his League debut due to having a week off from his Yorkshire League umpiring duties.
After a deluge the previous evening Brigg captain Nigel Beacock invited Haxey to bat first, obviously hoping to roll out the hosts following the capitulation last week.
The task was made more difficult as Brigg were missing Nick Beacock and Owen Dunderdale.
Haxey made a steady start as youngsters Hanson and Hunter compiled an opening stand of 30 before Hanson was bowled by Tom Brock.
Widdup joined Hunter at this point. Hunter was out for 37 and Widdup 48. All-rounder Moody cracked 62 not out to guide the home side to 190-6, Brigg spinner Paul Neal claiming 4-66.
While Haxey were pleased with their innings after the previous effort the week before, Brigg would have been disappointed with the score given their decision to bowl under cloudy skies and a damp pitch.
After tea Haxey made a swift breakthrough as youngster Wainman bowled opener Bradley. Richards and Dawson were struggling to deal with Yorkshire Terriers' opening bowler Baxter and junior Round.
Brigg looked to be building a useful response until the introduction of Moody. Having been injured with a serious hamstring problem, it was a nervous time for the bowler and his teammates. As he steadily eased himself back into bowling he claimed the wicket of Richards for 22.
Haxey captain, Atkins-Sloan and Widdup then claimed 2 crucial wickets each to leave the visitors on 120-7 - Dawson 30 and Bell 36 being the main contributors to the total.
Youngster Wainman returned to claim the last two wickets as Brigg batted with 10 due to someone being absent.
Haxey therefore claimed 20 points to move up to 4th in the table, Brigg slipped to 4th from bottom having taken 3 bonus points.
In a tight division, one result can have a significant effect on a teams position.
Brigg Blog's thanks go to Mark, who we know well, for taking the trouble to compile this report from the home side's perspective.

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Premier Division

Bracebridge Heath 2nds 161, Scothern 162 for five
Caistor 199 for eight, Grimsby Town 118
Cleethorpes 2nds 157, Cherry Willingham 156 for nine
Lindum 2nds 62, Hartsholme 64 for five
Market Rasen 197, Nettleham 126

Division One
Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 129, Barton Town 107
Holton-le-Clay 186 for seven, Normanby Park 67
Messingham 184 for eight, Alkborough 80
Broughton 193 for eight, Outcasts 194 for seven
Scunthorpe Town 2nds 138, Louth 2nds 141 for four

Division Two
Cherry Willingham 2nds 118 for nine, Clee Town Laportes 99
Caistor 2nds 109, Hartsholme 2nds 110 for four
Hibaldstow 175 for eight, Holton-le-Clay 2nds 95
Market Rasen 2nds 200 for six declared, Grimsby Town 2nds 41 for eight (40 overs), incomplete match
Old Lincolnians 135, Cleethorpes 3rds 136 for four

Division Three
Broughton 2nds 221, Barton Town 2nds 139 for six
Haxey 2nds 190 for six, Brigg Town 125
Lindum 3rds 167, Nettleham 2nds 169 for five
Cleethorpes 4ths conceded the game to Messingham 2nds

Division Four

Scothern 2nds 301 for three, Horncastle 48

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