CRICKET: Horncastle Sunday side share spoils in T20 tournament

First for sport
First for sport

Last Sunday saw Horncastle Sunday 1st XI head north to Yorkshire for the Emley Clarence T20 tournament.

The sun was shining, temperatures soaring and all were ready for action.

Horncastle played the All Star XI in the first game and what a thrilling encounter it was. The All Stars scored 139-4 in their 15 overs and Horncastle fell just 10 runs short in their reply. There was a notable performance from Rob Bee who struck 46, including four sixes.

Hosts Emley beat the All Stars in game two, leaving Horncastle needing a win in the third game to avoid the wooden spoon.

Due to time restrictions, the final game was reduced to a 10 over smash. Horncastle batted first and scored a massive 112 from their 10. Lewis Lovegrove hit an unbeaten 50 which included some hefty blows.

Emley could only manage 75 in reply thanks to some excellent bowling and fielding from Jack Tate. The win from Horncastle meant a three way tie for the trophy.

Talking of trophies, the Horncastle Midweek 8s kicks off tonight with Horncastle Town Football Club taking on the Horncastle Cricket Academy. The action starts at 6pm at Horncastle CC’s Coronation Walk ground. The bar will be open and the barbecue will be sizzling.