CRICKET: Big Mac fails to stop Boston title charge as seconds well beaten

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A disappointing batting performance condemned Woodhall Spa second team to a comprehensive 10n wicket defeat against Boston in a South Lincs and Border League Premier Division game at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Woodhall were routed for 100 with only Ben McCarrick emerging with much credit against some impressive bowling.

His 48 - off 76 deliveries - accounted for almost half Woodhall’s total and staved off an even lower score.

Neil Robson (12) was the only other player to reach double figures as leaders Boston - inspired by Scott Elleray’s 4-21 - took control.

If Woodhall’s batsmen struggled, their bowlers fared little better as openers Kieran Evans (37) and Matthew Hood (64) blasted Boston to a winning score of 104-0 in the 21st over.

Woodhall turned to eight different bowlers but were unable to gain a breakthrough, despite the best efforts of the experienced Matt Haslam who was the pick of the attack.

*Woodhall’s two Sunday sides enjoyed victories in their latest Lincoln and District League games.

The first team sprang back into the reckoning for the Division One title after a thrilling five run win against Morton.

Woodhall spluttered to a score of 133-9, but fine bowling dismissed their opponents for 128.

The second team were also celebrating in Division Three. After scoring 221-4 (O. Bentley 99, M. Sargeant 53), they restricted Bracebridge Heath to 163-9.