Second-placed Waddington returned to winning ways with an 85 run victory away at Revesby in the Lincoln & District Cricket League (Division 3).
There were also wins for league leaders Carholme, Bassingham and Bracebridge Heath on Sunday.
In the match between Revesby and Waddington, the hosts won the toss and put their opponents into bat on what looked to be a good pitch.
Waddington lost the early wicket of Ben Skilbeck before captain Phil Dainty and wicketkeeper Mark Hall took the score to 40.
Both players then lost their wickets in quick succession before Aidan Shaw and Billy Evans put on an impressive fourth wicket stand of 168 runs, including the latter hitting a century.
Shaw and Evans were eventually dismissed for 53 and 100 respectively as Waddington closed their innings on 220/5 after 40 overs.
Youngster Isaac Tyler was the pick of the bowlers for Revesby with two maidens and one wicket, conceding just 12 runs, from his six overs. Richard Tonge took two wickets to dismiss Waddington’s high-scoring batsmen in the last over to earn Revesby an extra bowling point.
George Pocklington starred with a well-made 29 runs as Revesby started their batting innings. The unbeaten fifth wicket stand from Ian Roberts and Tom Sewell added 58 runs to Revesby’s final score of 135/4.
Wicket takers for Waddington were James Husband (2-42), Gary Evans (1-17) and Joe Raw (1-25).
Carholme hosted Gully Cricketers on the West Common, coinciding with the west residents’ annual big picnic, as over 80 people turned out to watch the league leaders in action.
Gully won the toss and put themselves into bat, but were bowled out for a paltry 86 in just 22 overs. Pravin Bayaskar was the pick of the visiting batsmen with an unbeaten half century of 52 off 46 balls.
Carholme’s Justin Hunt took his third consecutive five with figures of five wickets for 12 runs from 12 overs. He was supported by Sam Shawley who produced a sharp opening spell of two wickets and conceding just 27 runs in seven overs.
The hosts chased down the target and knocked off the runs in under 17 overs. Joe Harwood scored a rapid 18 as he opened the batting with Joe Willey (23) in a composed and classy innings. Daniel Marshall (10 not out) and Hunt (3 not out) saw Carholme finish as comfortable winners with a score of 87/5.
Bracebridge Heath claimed a 31 run home victory over Heckington. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat, producing a total of 94 all out. Heckington’s Kevin Bristow took four wickets, with Riley Pickwell and Callum Kopp each getting three. Connor Jenkinson took two catches in only is second game for the club.
In reply, Heckington made slow progress with the bat. Uvaraja Selevaratnam and Townsend each scored seven runs before Pickwell and Fran Smith came to the crease with 19 and 12 respectively. Heckington finished with a score of 63 all out.
In the division’s other match Bassingham’s 1st XI claimed a home victory over Lindum with a score of 78 all out. Lindum’s 2nd XI were bowled out for 70 in under 38 overs.
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