Sunday, June 06, 2021


Brigg Town Cricket Club were without a Lincolnshire County League game yesterday (Saturday, June 5) but Broughton continued their fine early season form with a three-wicket home win over Lincoln side Hartsholme at the Scawby Road Ground.
Left-armer Shaun Clark took three for 13 as Broughton restricted the visitors to 177 for eight in their permitted 45 overs.
Broughton reached their target for the loss of seven wickets - Richard Green scoring 92 and all-rounder Clark chipping in with 30.
As Broughton failed to bowl out their opponents, they had to be content with 16pts rather than the full 20 available. However, they remain 16 points clear at the top of the table after six fixtures.
Elsewhere in Division One, Hibaldstow had a disappointing visit to Clee Town Laportes, taking a solitary point.
Hibaldstow were dismissed for 72, which the home side topped in quick time for the loss of four wickets.
Mel Oades - perhaps better known for his bowling - made a creditable 23 not out for Hibaldstow, while another experienced campaigner, Jon Taylor, took three for 15 after tea.
Hibaldstow are at the foot of the table but have played fewer games than the cluster of sides above them.
In Division Two, Broughton 2nds suffered an eight-wicket defeat at Market Rasen 2nds yesterday.
Opener Richard Stone made a fine 72 for Broughton but they were bowled out for 136, which was well short of the mark at Rase Park.
Broughton, who claimed only one bonus point yesterday, are second from bottom in the table.

PICTURED: Left - Broughton all-rounder Shaun Clark enjoying an after-match pint in Brigg's Yarborough Hunt (pre-Covid emergency); right - Mel Oades, the former Brigg councillor, who was in the runs for Hibaldstow yesterday.