Firsts Retain Cup

The 1stXI retained the prestigious Albion Cup last night with a seven wicket victory against fellow ECB Premier League side Lindum.

After winning the toss skipper Jack Luffman asked Lindum to bat first and after a steady start the side from Lincoln posted a challenging 128-4 from their 18 overs. The total was largely based around an unbeaten half century from Lincolnshire CCC player Kranjit Bansal who has rejoined the Club. Once again Woodhall's young bowlers Lewis Holmes (two wickets) and Alex King bowled with discipline and skill and were more than able support to the big trio of Ben O'Brien, Malinga Bandara (one wicket) and Connor Parsons (one wicket).

As it turned out Woodhall then paced their reply perfectly with an opening stand of 60 between Luffman (38 from 34 balls) and O'Brien (36 form 36) forming a great base for wicket-keeper Jack Hughes to do what he does best and finish the innings off in style with a superb 32 from 17 deliveries including two huge sixes. It was left to Chris Anderson to hit the running runs and ensure the Albion Cup made its way back to the Jubilee Park trophy cabinet to sit alongside the Winkworth Shield won earlier in the season.

Next Wednesday sees the 1stXI take on the same side in the semi-final of the Stephen Bradford Memorial Trophy at Sleaford CC, 6pm start.