Sunday, July 31, 2022


Brigg sportsman Col Mumby re-appeared for the Broughton Cricket Club first team in the second tier of the Lincolnshire County League yesterday (Saturday, July 30) and finished on the winning side.
Col, aged 72, who lives on the Springbank estate, used to bat high up the order in his cricketing prime during the 1970s and 1980s.
But yesterday he was last man on the scorecard, hitting a boundary and finishing four not out, with a strike rate of 200!
Col, whose other clubs include Elsham and Brigg Town, is now a veteran cricketer who helps out when required.
The Broughton club told Brigg Blog that Col was drafted in as a late replacement yesterday after one of their players was taken ill.
A keen gardener, Col was tending to his potato crop when the call came.
Home side Broughton rattled up a daunting 243 for nine against Bracebridge Heath 2nds in their permitted 45 overs.
There were plenty of runs from the upper order - Nick Dobbs scoring 44, Jake Parker 40, skipper Russ Blackburn 38 and Neil Simpson 31.
Later in the innings, Craig Hall made 23, while young all-rounder Matthew Oades finished 20 not out.
The visitors from Lincoln reached 48 for one but Broughton began to make inroads.
They ended up with 202, as Oades claimed four for 34.
Col Mumby played football for Scunthorpe United Reserves alongside future England star Kevin Keegan back in the late 1960s.
His career lasted much longer than Kev's, and in February 2019 we pictured him at Brigg Rec signing on for another Scunthorpe & District Football League season with Briggensians FC.
Hibaldstow, in Division Town, lost when hosting Lindum 3rds yesterday. Lee Robinson led the way with 80 in Hibaldstow's 171 for nine. But the Lincoln side lost only one wicket in securing victory.
Broughton 2nds lost away to Division Three West leaders Barton 2nds. Broughton did well to bowl out their opponents for 159 (Nick Crawford two for 14).
However, they fell short with an all-out 123 (Paul Clark 29 not out).

PICTURED: Col Mumby playing for Broughton 1sts in the early 1980s, signing on the dotted line and enjoying a pint in Brigg.