Lincolnshire ECB Premier League – Review and Results 27 April
Alford must wait another week for their first ECB Premier League game of the season - after a bye last week, rain washed out their fixture away at Scunthorpe Town.
However, the remaining games further south in the county were played to a finish, albeit most with a reduced number of overs. The only full game was at Sleaford where Boston were invited to bat by their hosts and having got off to a good start with an opening stand of 57, slumped to 63 for four.
But opener Sam Holland was still there and with Mihir Youssuf added 75. Then Holland was out for 55 and this signalled another collapse with the last wicket – and Cameron Hall’s fifth – falling on 167.
Sleaford lost a wicket on 26 but this brought Tom Shorthouse to the crease and by the time he was out for 80, the home side needed only three more runs for their six wicket win.
Three teams have maximum points after two games, Bracebridge Heath, Grantham and Lindum. In a game reduced to 40 overs a side, Lindum bowled Louth out for 154 of which Seb Darke hit 70. Rob Cook took five wickets for the home side who went on to a seven wicket win.
At Grantham, Dan Freeman took five wickets as Market Deeping were all out for 87 in a 30 overs a side match which the home side won by eight wickets.
And at Bracebridge Heath, where 36 overs a side were played, Oliver Caswell hit 55 and Henry Wilson 60 in Woodhall Spa’s total of 161 for seven. Bracebridge lost an early wicket but 53 from David Whapplington and Brett Houston’s 62 helped them to a seven wicket win.
Woodhall Spa 161-7 (Caswell 55, Wilson 60), Bracebridge Heath 165-3 (Whapplington 53, Houston 62);
Market Deeping 87 (Freeman 5-25), Grantham 88-2;
Louth 154 (Darke 70, Cook 5-31), Lindum 156-7;
Boston 167 (Holland 55, Hall 5-44), Sleaford 169-4 (Shorthouse 80);
Scunthorpe Town v Alford - abandoned
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