CRICKET: Evison gets the ball rolling for Woodhall Spa

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Lincs ECB Premier League

Woodhall Spa 248-8

Bourne 133

Woodhall Spa won the toss and elected to bat on their Jubilee Park home pitch.

Sam Evison got the ball rolling, literally, notching a half century, including 10 fours, before he was caught by Colin Cheer off a Jack Berry delivery.

But skipper and fellow opener Jack Luffman (3) only lasted 14 balls before he went lbw to a Martin Shillito ball, bringing Malinga Bandara (27) to the crease. He was another victim of the Cheer/Berry combination.

Top scorer for Spa was Ricky Lovelace with 55, including seven fours. He was caught by Carl Wilson, with Ben Stroud the bowler.

Etienne Botha only managed two runs before he was run out, but Matthew Wooldridge shored up the innings with a solid 48, including eight fours, from 44 balls. He was caught by Conrad Louth off a Cheer delivery.

Ross Dixon (13) and Joe Irving (14) faced nine balls apiece, the former caught by Peter Morgan off a Stroud ball, whilst the latter was run out by Wilson.

Jack Timby had racked up 17 runs in 13 balls when the 50 overs ran out.

Bourne, by contrast, suffered an inauspicious start. Archie Stroud went for a duck when he was caught by Lovelace after facing three Luke Smith deliveries.

Luffman caught Bourne’s other opening batsman Wilson (15) off an Irving ball, whilst Louth went the same way to a Jack Timby catch, with Smith the bowler.

Bourne captain Peter Morgan only managed a single run before Irving claimed his second wicket, with Wooldridge the catcher.

Bandara bowled Jordan Temple out for 22 and Ben Stroud (1) only faced five balls before he fell to Smith, caught by Timby.

Top scorer of the match was Tom Dixon who hit 62 from 62 balls, including six fours and three sixes, before he was caught by Botha off a Dixon delivery.

Berry (8) went lbw to give Smith his fourth wicket, whilst Ben Woodward gave Bandara his second, caught by Irving for a duck after two balls.

The last wicket to go was Shillito’s who went lbw to Dixon for 11 runs in the 33rd over.