Woodhall side is beaten at Boston

Jack Luffman.
Jack Luffman.

Woodhall Spa Cricket Club’s Sunday Firsts were beaten by 69 runs at Boston this weekend.

With the weather causing havoc to Saturday’s Lincs ECB Premier and South Lincs and Border League matches, Sunday cricket took centre stage.

Paul Timby.

Paul Timby.

In this Lincoln and District League Premier Division match, Woodhall began with the ball.

However, despite the bowlers’ best efforts, Boston finished their 40 overs on 166-8.

Etienne Botha (3-23) led the way for the Spa bowlers.

He was supported by Lewis Holmes (2-19), Alex King (1-38), Alfie Lindsey (1-19) and Kieran Richardson (1-27).

With the bat, Woodhall failed to really find any rhythm.

Skipper Paul Timby top scored with 31 runs against his former club, before he was caught by Charlie Roberts off Luke Gilding’s delivery.

Opener Botha notched 28 runs before being caught and bowled by Tim Bell.

Further notable scores came courtesy of Hugo Finley (14) and Jack Timby (13), but Woodhall were dismissed for 97 in the 25th over.

Boston’s Bell, Scott Elleray, Gilding and Tom Baxter each took two wickets, while Ben Troops also added a dismissal.

Spa’s Sunday Seconds recorded a 77-run success at home to Hykeham in the Lincoln and District League Premier Trophy Group A.

Jack Luffman hit an unbeaten 106 as the hosts notched up 185-2 in their innings. Henry Wilson’s 55 not out added superb support.

In response, Hykeham were dismissed for 108.

John Temperton and Oliver Caswell both took two wickets.

Further dismissals came from Tom Caswell and Jamie Jenkins, who took two victims apiece.

On Saturday, Woodhall’s Firsts are hoping to return to action as they are scheduled to host Skegness at Jubilee Park in the Lincs ECB Premier Division.

The Seconds travel to Stamford Town for a SLBL Premier encounter.

The following day, Woodhall’s Sunday Firsts travel to Bracebridge Heath.