Spa men are forced to settle for fourth

Matt Haslam. Photo: David Dales.
Matt Haslam. Photo: David Dales.

Woodhall Spa CC’s hopes of leapfrogging Sleaford and claiming third spot in the Lincs ECB Premier were halted by the weather.

Saturday’s contest at home to Lindum was cancelled due to the rainfall.

And the five points both sides picked up was only half the deficit they trailed Sleaford by.

The Spa men will now turn their attention to the newly-introduced cup contest between the top four teams.

Woodhall will meet Lincs ECB Premier champions Bracebridge Heath with Grantham taking on Sleaford.

Ten-man Woodhall Seconds earned a five-wicket win at Boston Seconds in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday.

They now sit second in the table, seven points behind leaders Spalding and 36 ahead of third-placed Skegness, but having played a contest more.

Boston concluded their 32 overs on 126-7 with Ben Troops (32), Paul Tetther (30), Michael Troops (25) and Peter Ward (12) scoring well.

Matt Haslam (3-36) was the pick of the Spa bowlers, supported by Peter Jackson (2-13), James White (1-11) and Connor Parsons (1-16).

Woodhall reached a winning 128-4 in less than 27 overs.

Thomas Dixon’s 48 set the standard, and with Parsons (37 not out), George Lindsey (11 not out) and Sam Cherry (10) adding to the total the Spa men earned the win.

Wickets were taken by Dan Fox (3-29) and Michael Troops (1-28).

On Saturday the Seconds travel to Skegness (1pm) to conclude their campaign.

On Sunday the Seconds travel to Scothern (1.30pm).