Horncastle Cricket Club U15s were well beaten by Grimoldby in their latest East Lindsey League match.
Some determined batting enabled Horncastle to total 83 against one of the strongest teams in the competition.
However, Horncastle struggled to make a breakthrough with the ball - despite the best efforts of the likes of Thomas Johnson, Ben Wilkinson, and Edward Applewhite.
Earlier, Wilkinson had top scored for Horncastle with a gritty 20 while Danny Wells (13) and George Littleworth (16) lent fine support.
n Horncastle U11s were also out of luck in their latest league game when they lost by seven runs in their game at Alford.