CRICKET: Luffman challenges Woodhall Spa to bounce back against Lindum

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Woodhall Spa skipper Jack Luffman has thrown down the gauntlet to his squad to bounce back to winning ways at Lindum tomorrow (Saturday).

Luffman admitted a disappointing defeat against Skegness at Jubilee Park last Saturday ended his sides lingering hopes of the Lincolnshire ECB Premier Division title.

However, he wants Woodhall to end the season in style by winning their final three games - starting at top four rivals Lindum.

Luffman said: “I think the title has gone but we can still finish second or third which, when we look back, would still be a hell of a good season.

“Everyone was down after the Skegness game but we’ve got to get our heads up and go to Lindum looking for a win.”

Luffman will certainly be looking for an improved performance from his batsmen who struggled to chase down a total of 239 last Saturday.

Only Malinga Bandara and Jack Hughes really impressed with the likes of Jonny Cheer, Sam Evison, Ben O’Brien, Matthew Sargeant and Luffman himself failing to produce a big score.

O’Brien, though, did take six wickets with the ball and his all-round prowess will be key to hopes against Lindum.

Luffman added: “It will be a test. They’re a good side but we say that about every opponent at this level. We’ve just go to go into the game with a positive attitude.”

Lindum are currently third in the table but are locked on the same number of points as Woodhall (238).

First placed Bourne and second placed Bracebridge Heath clash tomorrow in a game that could well decide the title.