CRICKET: Woodhall Spa 2nd defeated at home against free-scoring Boston


South Lincs & Border League

Premier Division

Boston 252

Woodhall Spa 2nd 214

Visitors Boston won the toss and elected to bat at Jubilee Park.

They scored runs freely, putting on 92 for the first wicket in only the 13th over, before Kieran Evans was out for 46, bowled by Paul Timby. Ryan Croom (6) followed soon after, caught by Alfie Lindsey off a Timby delivery.

Captain Dave Newman was joined at the crease by Saihan Azim and together the pair put on 46 for the third wicket when Newman was out for 48, caught by wicket keeper Tom Luffman off a Peter Jackson ball.

The fourth wicket fell on 172 when Azim (51) was caught by Connor Parsons, with Jackson the bowler again.

Christopher Anderson caught Matthew Hood (14) off a Jackson delivery, whilst Parsons was a catcher to Timby’s ball that was the undoing of Samuel Elliott (5).

Woodhall were unable to remove Peter Mitchell (43) from the crease but restricted the tail end to single figures. Luffman caught Charlie Roberts (4) off a Timby ball, and Callum McNulty (7) off a Lindsey delivery.

Lindsey was the bowler to Jack Cooke’s catch of Scott Elleray for a golden duck, whilst number 11 Andrew Hewitt was bowled by Parsons for a single run.

In reply, Spa skipper Timby hit 15 runs from 17 balls before he was caught by Hood off a delivery by Elleray, who was also the bowler to claim the wicket of fellow opener Nitin Joachim (3), caught by Roberts.

Anderson (24) shored up the innings somewhat before he too was caught by Hood, with Hewitt the bowler. Danny Wells (10) went lbw for Elleray’s third wicket, whilst Hewitt doubled his account when Elleray caught Parsons for 35.

Luffman was run out by Azim for 13 whilst fellow middle order man Jackson (43no) saw out the innings. Tom Caswell faced 20 balls but was bowled for a duck by Hewitt, with Kieran Richardson was caught for 14 off a Croom delivery.

Croom caught Lindsey (22) of a ball from Elliott, who also took the wicket of tailender Cooke for a golden duck, caught by Hood.