CRICKET: Woodhall Spa 2nd defeat Horncastle at home

Woodhall Spa 2nd's Alex King. Photo: John Aron
Woodhall Spa 2nd's Alex King. Photo: John Aron

Lincoln & District League

Division Three

Woodhall Spa 178-6

Horncastle 130-6

Horncastle won the toss and elected to field at Woodhall Spa’s Jubilee Park on Sunday.

Woodhall openers Paul Timby and Adam Barker racked up 30 and 25 respectively before the former was run out and the latter was caught by Kieran Wilson off the bowling of Tom Johnson.

Etienne Botha made 21 before he was bowled by Nathan Whiting, and Henry Wilson (37) was run out. Oliver Caswell went for a duck, bowled by Michael Ackerman.

Spa skipper top scored with 43 before he was caught by Ben Fidling off a Whiting ball.

In reply, the visitors’ opener Kieran Wilson was quickly out, having notched just two runs, when Adam Barker caught him off a Jack Cooke delivery. Fellow opener Lewis Lovegrove managed 11 before he was bowled by Caswell.

Kieran Richardson bowled Fidling out for 18, whilst Andrew Bullivant top scored for Horncastle with 39 until he was caught by Jackson Draper off a John Temperton ball. Peter Epton caught Jack Tate for 23, with Jack Cooke the bowler.

Horncastle captain Whiting (17no) and Ashley Bullivant (11no) saw out the innings.

ECB Lincolnshire County League

Premier Division

Woodhall Spa 132

Bracebridge Heath 133-4

Bracebridge Heath won the toss and elected to field.

Woodhall Spa opener notched 21 runs from 49 balls before he was caught by Carl Stubbs off a Matthew Bradley delivery, and his skipper Jack Luffman hit six fours in his 44 and was then also caught by Brett Houston, with Bradley once again the bowler.

Bradley’s third wicket took out Malinga Bandara who was caught by Paul Cook four just three. Ricky Lovelace managed to better Bandara’s tally by one and was then run out.

Etienne Botha also only managed single figures, going lbw off a Matthew Carter ball for six runs. Sixth to the crease, Matthew Wooldridge (26) saw out the innings and notched four fours in the process. Carter’s second wicket took out Jim Timby who was caught by Himesh Silva, and his third saw Ross Dixon (8) caught and bowled after he hit the only six of the innings.

Bradley continued his attack, with Joe Irving falling victim for a duck, caught by Houston after just two balls. Bradley’s (5-33) fifth wicket saw Stubbs catch Luke Smith, also for a duck.

Last man Jack Cooke scored a single run from two balls before he was run out.

In reply, Bracebridge opener and captain Cook (4) hit one four in his eight balls when he was caught by Botha off an Irving delivery. Fellow opener Vikram Atri hit 21 runs from 21 balls, going lbw to a Luke Smith ball.

Houston was caught for eight, with Botha the bowler, and Dixon bowled it Spence lbw for 16.

Top scorer and man-of-the-match James Bentley (53no) hit six fours and saw out the innings with Carl Stubbs (21no).

South Lincs & Border League

Premier Division

Spalding 2nd 79

Woodhall Spa 2nd 81-1

Matt Haslam recorded the day’s best bowling figures in the South Lincs and Border League

Haslam took six wickets for just three runs in Woodhall Spa 2nd’s nine-wicket mauling of Spalding’s second string. He bowled seven maidens off his 10 overs.