Mixed Weekend

It was a mixed weekend of results for the Club's senior sides.

The 1stXI conceded more ground to leaders Bourne when the latter came away with a comfortable six weekend win from their visit to Jubilee Park. The Spa posted a below par 203-9 in an innings that never really got going despite useful partnerships and contributions from Jonny Cheer (50), Ricky Lovelace (29), Ben O'Brien (31) and Malinga Bandara (42). A wicket for O'Brien in Bourne's first over gave the home side a boost but despite Bandara removing the dangerous Conrad Louth in his first over and two wickets from fellow spinner Paul Timby, attacking batting from Stroud and Grazette put the home bowlers and fielders under pressure. With a hefty storm brewing the winning line was past with nine overs to go and a lot less time as within five minutes of Bourne's well deserved victory the heavens opened and Jubilee Park suddenly had a second swimming pool within its grounds. Full scorecard here.

Away at Bourne, the 2ndXI, severely under strength from previous weeks, battled hard in their 65 run defeat. Bourne batted first a posted 212-3 with wickets for Alex King, Jack Cooke and Neil Robson. In reply, the 2nds were bowled out for 147 with major contributions from captain Rob Bee (35), Ben Bradford (43) and Ryan Hughes (24). For full scorecard click here.

It was a better story on Sunday when the Wanderers 1stXI completed a three wicket win over Scothern to get their Lincoln League Division 1 campaign back on track. Having lost the toss Woodhall kept their visitors down to 167-7 from 40 overs with youngster Lewis Holmes the star of the show taking 4-34 from his 10 overs. 12-year-old off spinner Henry Wilson also impressed again bowling five overs for just five runs.

In reply, Woodhall seemed to be cruising to victory thanks mainly to Jack Hughes (52)  but when he was adjudged LBW the innings came close to falling about until experienced duo Pete Epton (24 not out) and Jack Luffman (17) upped the tempo of the chase with some excellent running between the wickets and it was left to that man Holmes to strike his first ball for four to claim full points with eight balls to spare. For full scorecard click here.