Back To Winning Ways

It was back to winning ways for the First XI on Saturday when they secured a seven wicket victory at Grimsby in a much improved performance.

Skipper Jack Luffman included three under-15 players in his side with Jack Timby donning the wicket-keeping gloves; Lewis Holmes opening the bowling and Jack Cooke bowling his seam as the first change bowler. All three impressed and in fact Cooke, on debut, claimed both of the Town's openers.

The home side were well placed on 134-3 when rain forced the players off the field and on their return Woodhall fired through the middle order taking 4 wickets for just one run at one stage. Malinga Bamdara finished with 5-68 and coach Paul Timby with 3-40 to dismiss Grimsby for 173.

In reply, Spa lost opener Sam Evison for just 12 but new opening partner Jack Hughes (31) and Bandara (63) combined excellent running between the wickets and hard hitting to put on an entertaining stand before the former was bowled. Jon Cheer, batting at four, contineud where Hughes left off and he was unbeaten at the end on 45 with Luffman on 9 as the winning line was reached in just 28 overs. Full scorecard here.

The second XI also claimed maximum points with a four wicket win over their Skegness counterparts at Jubilee Park. The home side dismissed the visitors for just 111 with Matt Haslam and Tom Dixon claiming three wickets each and managed to chase down the total for the loss of six wickets. Full scorecard here.