Weekend to forget for Horncastle’s cricket teams

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It was a weekend to forget for Horncastle’s cricket sides as the first team lost by more than 100 runs and the Sunday side lost in the last over of the game.

The Saturday side travelled to Scothern and were given a total of 199 to chase, despite the efforts of Jamie Lewis and Joseph Smith, who took four and three wickets respectively.

Unfortunately for Horncastle Harry Smith was the only batsman to score more than single figures as he hit 38 runs.

The batting order was bowled out in just under 31 overs for a total of 80.

Jim Watters scored the second highest total with a score of just nine runs.

The Sunday side came out a lot stronger and set their opponents Sleaford a total of 203 to chase.

Rob Bee scored 88 runs and Ben Fidling scored 64.

It was a nervy start for Town’s bowlers as the first Sleaford wicket didn’t fall until they had scored 113.

After that a steady stream of wickets fell but Sleaford took the win with just three balls left, scoring a total of 205.

Both sides are travelling again next weekend as the Saturday side heads to Scunthorpe and the Sunday XI travel to Bassingham.