Brigg Town Cricket Club will be returning to action in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League on Saturday (June 12) after having a game-free weekend. Town will face a lengthy journey south to take on Alford 2nds.
This is only Brigg's second Division Three outing of the season; they won the opener away to Louth 3rds a few weeks ago (securing the maximum 20 points) before becoming involved in the Supplementary Cup group stages over several weeks.
Used since 1990, Alford's very well-appointed ground known as Train Fen Holt in a rural setting outside the town which Brigg have visited on and off over many seasons.
The East Lincolnshire railway line linking Grimsby with London King's Cross via Peterborough ran through Alford until its closure in 1970.
Division One leaders Broughton are without a fixture this Saturday, but Hibaldstow will host Outcasts, from the Isle of Axholme, starting at 1.30pm.
In Division Two, Broughton 2nds have home advantage against Lincoln side Hartsholme 2nds who will be visiting the Scawby Road ground (first ball to be bowled at 1.30pm).
There is one local fixture in our area this Sunday afternoon (June 13) when Hibaldstow host Messingham in Mick Walker North Lindsey League Division Two.
Last Sunday saw Broughton beaten by 40 runs when they visited Alkborough for a Knockout Cup group game.
MATCH REPORT FROM GLEN SANDS
Neil Gray opened the batting for Alkborough when making 56 not out in their total of 131 for 6 against Broughton with John Roberts adding 22 and Aiden Gray 21, Sam Hayton excelling with the ball for the visitIng team when picking up 3 for 13. But his side fell 40 runs short in their reply, Neil Simpson hitting 32 and David Baggott 20 as Sam Brown captured 3 for 3 from four outstanding overs.
PICTURED: Dave Baggott, who was in the runs for Broughton's Sunday XI last weekend, going out to bat for Brigg Town against Alford 2nds in a Lincs League game at the Recreation Ground, July 2018.