CRICKET: All four Woodhall Spa teams are victorious

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Lincs ECB Premier League

Woodhall Spa 239-9

Grimsby Town 125

Woodhall Spa lost the toss and were asked to bat at Jubilee Park.

Sam Evison got things rolling, although fellow opener Jack Timby (3) went lbw with only nine runs on the board. Captain Jack Luffman’s 42 bolstered the score before he was caught, as was Evison for 40.

Malinga Bandara shored things up with a solid top score, but Matthew Wooldridge fell for just seven when he was caught. Matthew Sargeant fared better, notching 42 runs before he too was caught.

Bandara was next to be caught but not before racking up 74 runs in 88 balls, including nine fours.

Spa’s three remaining batsmen were also caught and only managed single figures. Etienna Botha scored seven, Ross Dixon five and Joe Irving six, with Luke Smith (0no) still at the crease as his side’s 50 overs ran out.

In reply, six Spa bowlers shared the wickets as they skittled Grimsby out in the 38th over.

Dixon caught Matthew Clarke off a Luke Smith delivery whilst Irving clean bowled the other Grimsby opener Joe Farmery. Steven Butterfield was caught by Evison off a Cooke ball.

Callum Robinson (26) top scored for the visitors before Luffman caught him, Cooke the bowler. Wicket keeper Timby caught Hayden Tice cheaply off a Botha delivery.

Dixon took the wickets of Steven Crossley and Lee Charlton, caught by Sargeant and Timby respectively, whilst Evison caught Harrison Tice off a Botha ball.

Dixon’s third wicket was that of Graham Thompson who reached 20 before he was caught by Sargeant. The final Grimsby wicket to go was that of Thomas Thompson, caught by Botha with Bandara the bowler.

South Lincs & Border League

Premier Division

Moulton Harrox 39

Woodhall Spa 2nd 42-0

Playing away, Woodhall Spa lost the lost and were asked to field.

Lance Bettinson went lbw to Paul Timby for six runs and fellow opener Tom Wilson was caught for a duck off a Tom Caswell delivery.

Moulton skipper Joseph Broomfield bolstered the innings with 22 runs but eventually became one of 14-year-old Alfie Lindsey’s three victims, all of whom he clean bowled – Alex Sowerby and Martin Chapman being the first to go.

Matthew Haslam bowled both Ben Shields and Adam Cornwell for ducks, whilst Jason Griffiths was caught by Henry Wilson off a Haslam ball. Timby bowled Nicholas Cornwell for a single run and was the provider for Tom Caswell to catch Alin Carter.

If Harrox’s innings was short lived at 18 overs, Spa needed only 2.1 to reach their target.

Skipper Timby notched 22 runs from seven balls including five fours, whilst fellow opener Rob Bee hit three fours in his 16 runs.

Lincoln & District Sunday League

Premier Division

Woodhall Spa 193

Morton 103

Woodhall Spa lost the toss and were asked to bat, with openers Etienne Botha and Jack Luffman reaching 22 and 17 respectively before they were both caught. Jack Timby (15) was also caught, whilst Chris Anderson top scored with 69 before he was bowled out.

Ross Dixon was caught for 21 runs and a catch from the same player dismissed Spa skipper Paul Timby (3). Hugo Finley was bowled for 10, whilst Alfie Lindsey was caught for a duck.

Alex King (27) fell to a catch and the last wicket saw Sam Cooke bowled for a duck.

Spa made light work of Morton’s openers with Dixon bowling Chris Needham, Steven Butroid and Matthew Gleadell, and also taking the wicket of Steven Crooks who went lbw for a duck.

Botha caught Matt Snee and James Kelly off Paul Timby deliveries, and then ran out Lewis Butroid for a duck. Harry Cooke was caught off a Finley ball.

Lindsey caught Steve Badmin, with Paul Timby the bowler, whilst a Finley delivery saw Andrew Slater caught by King.

Division Three

Hykeham 168-7

Woodhall Spa 2nd 170-8

Fielding first at Jubilee Park, home side Woodhall Spa started well with John Temperton bowling Andrew Shutt for a duck.

Fellow opener Nicholas Green made just four before he fell to a George Lindsey catch off a Kieran Richardson ball.

The innings was shored up though, with Alan Ashton reaching 75 before he was bowled by Luke Ware. Then Thomas Irving was caught for a duck by Thomas Dixon off a Ware delivery.

August Pandey’s exact half-century was as far as he got, caught by Matthew Sargeant with Richardson the bowler. Josh Woodcock was next to fall, run out by Thomas Dixon, followed by Temperton clean bowling Callum Goddard.

Henry Wilson’s was the first Woodhall wicket to fall when he was bowled for seven runs, and Tom Caswell went the same way for 19. Opener Adam Barker made 34 before he was caught.

A catch took out Oliver Caswell for eight, whilst Dixon was bowled for 33, Sargeant for 15 and Lindsey for six. Richardson, too, only made six before he was caught and bowled by Chirag Ahir.

Peter Epton (21no) and Ware (0no) remained at the crease as Spa’s target was achieved.