Impressive bowling resulted in an unlikely home win for Brigg Town Cricket Club at the Recreation Ground on Saturday (July 20). And there was a hat-trick hero in the Brigg ranks.
Brigg batted poorly at the Recreation Ground and were dismissed for only 90 runs by Messingham 2nds.
Such a score is seldom sufficient to win a game in Lincolnshire County Cricket League Division Three.
However, Brigg opening bowlers Nick Beacock (pictured above) and Tom Brock (below) rolled up their sleeves and got to work after tea to skittle the visitors for just 68.
With Messingham making a reasonable start, left-armer seamer Nick took three wickets with successive deliveries to turn the game on its head. He went on to finish with six for 44, while Tom managed four for 23.
After some poor results of late, Brigg gained 20 much-needed points and climbed from the lower half of the table to fourth spot.
This division is very close at the moment with only 23 points dividing Haxey 2nds (third) and Lindum 3rds (third from bottom).
Result: Brigg Town (20 pts) beat Messingham 2nds (5 pts) by 22 runs.
Division Three leaders Broughton 2nds suffered only their second league defeat of the season, going down by 71 runs when hosting Haxey 2nds on Saturday.
Broughton failed to gain any bowling bonus points and managed only two for batting.
Haxey posted 221 for one in their 45 overs, then dismissed Broughton for 150 - Paul Clark top scoring with 41.
In Division One, Broughton first teamers suffered a four-wicket defeat in Scunthorpe against leaders Appleby-Frodingham 2nds. Broughton as a team were short of runs, although Nick Dobbs managed 40 and Sean Clixby 30 not out in their all-out 131.
Broughton are fourth from bottom in the standings after 10 fixtures.
Division Two leaders Hibaldstow took 11 points from a rain-affected, incomplete game away to second-placed Clee Town Laportes who managed nine.
Conditions were literally Taylor-made for the Hibaldstow bowlers - Joe Taylor taking four wickets, Jon Taylor three and Tom Taylor two.
Chasing Laportes' all-out 140, Hibaldstow fell just short on 134 for six when time ran out, Joe Taylor ending 49 not out.
|Brigg Town batting against Messingham 2nds at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.|
LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE
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RESULTS - SATURDAY, JULY 20
Haxey 190 for seven, Cleethorpes 2nds 189
Cherry Willingham 194 for eight, Bracebridge Heath 2nds 68 for four - rain-affected incomplete game
Market Rasen 200 for seven declared, Hartsholme 102 for five - rain-affected incomplete game
Caistor 183 for eight declared, Scothern 98 for two - rain-affected incomplete game
Lindum 2nds 215 for six, Nettleham 178 for eight - rain-affected incomplete game
Alkborough 116, Scunthorpe Town 2nds 119 for six
Broughton 131, Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 135 for six
Louth 2nds 162 for eight declared, Holton-le-Clay 71 for five - rain-affected incomplete game
Messingham 200 for six, Normanby Park 174
Barton Town 198, Outcasts 149
Caistor 2nds 169 for four, Market Rasen 2nds 170 for six
Clee Town Laportes 140, Hibaldstow 134 for six - rain-affected incomplete game
Grimsby Town 2nds 164, Cherry Willingham 2nds 124 for four - rain-affected incomplete game
Cleethorpes 3rds 145, Hartsholme 2nds 138 for six - rain-affected incomplete game
Old Lincolnians 189, Holton-le-Clay 2nds 190 for four
Barton Town 2nds 123, Nettleham 2nds 124 for three
Brigg Town 90, Messingham 2nds 68
Haxey 2nds 221 for one, Broughton 2nds 150
Cleethorpes 4ths conceded to Outcasts 2nds
Alford 2nds 227 for three declared, Horncastle 58
East Halton 194 for six, Scunthorpe Town 3rds 75 for seven