Brigg Town cricketers have made a rather unusual start to 2021 season.
For various reasons they managed only one Lincolnshire League Division Three match between mid-April and the end of May. And this Saturday (June 5) they are again without a league fixture!
However, Broughton's campaign in Division One has been very different. After five scheduled league games they top the table and are in the running for promotion to the top flight.
Broughton take their unbeaten divisional record into this Saturday's home game against Lincoln side Hartsholme at the Scawby Road ground (1.30pm start).
Hibaldstow, who are second from bottom in Division One after three fixtures, visit Clee Town Laportes.
Broughton 2nds, in Division Two, are currently second from bottom (after five games) and will be hoping to pick up points when they journey to Market Rasen 2nds on Saturday.
The Mick Walker North Lindsey Cricket League saw an interesting local derby in Division Two last Sunday afternoon... a real family affair!
FROM GLEN SANDS
It was quite a day for the Oades family as father Mel and youngest son James played for Hibaldstow, while eldest son Matthew took to the field for opponents Broughton, and it was the former two who won the day as Hibaldstow bowled Broughton out for 75, then knocked off their target for the loss of five wickets.
Steven Johnstone top scored in the first innings with 48 not out as Hibaldstow's evergreen Jon Taylor picked up 3 for 2 - and he was there at the end, on 16 not out, to help guide his team home after Toby Carter had opened the innings with 17.
Jake Houldsworth and Sam Hayton both captured a couple of wickets for Broughton.
The win (on Sunday) takes Hibaldstow to nine points and joint top of the table with Alkborough.
SUNDAY, JUNE 6
MICK WALKER KNOCKOUT CUP GROUP B: Alkborough v Broughton (1.30pm start).
PICTURED: Our local club cricket grounds - Brigg, Hibaldstow and Broughton.