PHOTO GALLERY: Star-studded Lashings spark a run riot at Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa and a star-studded Lashings XI served up a run feast in front of more than 1,000 spectators at a sun-kissed Jubilee Park yesterday (Tuesday).

Lashings - who fielded a team of former Test players - batted first and piled up a formidable 328-8 off their 35 overs.

Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs

South African ace Herschelle Gibbs, England’s Phil DeFreitas and ex-Pakistan star Mohammed Wasim - who now plays for the Netherlands - all scored 50’s.

Gibbs was bowled by spinner Paul Timby while Ben O’Brien removed dangerman Wasim Jaffer for single figures in an impressive opening spell.

Timby also took two outstanding catches in the deep while youngsters Kieran Richardson and Lewis Holmes bowled well.

Jack Timby, another of the club’s exciting prospects, kept wicket tidily and pulled off a neat stumping.

Jonny Cheer led Woodhall’s reply with an attractive 50 and their were positive contributions from the likes of Sam Evison and Jack Lufmann but the innings closed at 290-9 - leaving Lashings to celebrate victory.

Paul Timby, who hit 20, took the Woodhall man-of-the-match award for his all round performance.

Skipper Luffman said: “It was a great day and Lashings really enjoyed it. Hopefully, they will be back again.”

Some of the proceeds from the game will go back into Woodhall’s coffers and help pay for an impressive junior coaching programme and work on their ground which is already ranked as one of the best in the county.