CRICKET: Anderson enjoys a dazzling debut for Spa second team

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Woodhall Spa Cricket Club’s new signing Chris Anderson wasted no time in making an impression for club’s second team in a South Lincs and Border League top flight fixture last Saturday at Jubilee Park.

Anderson smashed a wonderful 116 not out to help his side post a formidable 257-6 and Belton were bowled out for 158 in reply.

What was even more remarkable about Anderson’s performance is that batting at number four, he was at the crease at the end of the first over.

Belton’s Sawyer removed opener Rob Bee and number three Ben McCarrick within the first six balls of the match - without a run on the board.

Anderson, together with 15-year-old Jack Timby, firstly rebuilt the innings and then gradually went through his gears in an entertaining partnership with first team regular Connor Parsons.

Parsons got some much needed match time after the first team’s scheduled fixture at Market Rasen was surprisingly cancelled earlier in the day.

Parsons hit a career best 85 not out batting at six while Anderson completed a stylish and well earned 100.

In reply, Belton showed spirit and Woodhall had to work hard for their wickets.

Eventually, three from Alex King and two apiece for Lewis Holmes and Kieran Richardson saw Woodhall to a deserved 99 run victory.