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Cricket: Waddington move top after away win

Waddington won by 125 runs

Waddington Cricket Club moved to the top of the league table after a 125 run victory away against Bracebridge Heath.

The visitors were on the back foot in the early stages with opener Ben Skilbeck out for a duck.

Waddington began to grow into the game with Shawn Dakin and his batting partner captain Phil Dainty producing a partnership of 50 runs.

Waddington captain Phil Dainty in action against Bracebridge Heath. Photo: Sid Pritchard

Dainty went on to make 83 runs and Levi Mobbs kept the innings together with a half century of runs to help Waddington to a total of 203/6 from 40 overs.

Bracebridge Heath then went into bat, but never really got going in their reply and lost wickets at regular intervals.

Levi Mobbs in action for Waddington against Bracebridge Heath. Photo: Sid Pritchard

James Pudney put up some resistance with the bat before being bowled out for just under 100 runs, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a Waddington victory.

Joe Raw took three wickets with Dakin adding a further two, which were his first for the club, as Bracebridge Heath were bowled out for 78.

Waddington finished on a total of 203/6 from 40 overs. Photo: Joe Raw

After the match Waddington captain Phil Dainty said: “It was a great team performance. Bracebridge Heath have some very good young players and it was great to see the youngsters playing cricket.

“Some of the young lads are very talented and will become very good players in the future.

“With this in mind it was a great performance by Waddington, with everyone contributing with bat and ball. We would also like to thank Bracebridge Heath for the teas which were at their best on Sunday.”

In the same division Gully Cricketers picked up a narrow victory away against Rustons Cricket Club.

A disciplined bowling attack from Gully’s Kashif Butt and Puneet Mehrotra restricted Rustons’ batsmen in the early stages, with the hosts scoring just 19 from the first 15 overs. Rustons finished on 126/7 with Stuart Silk getting 44.

The Gully batsmen also found it equally difficult early on in their innings due to the tight bowling from Rustons. An excellent partnership between Pravin Bayaskar and Butt saw the visitors win a low scoring game with a score of 127/4.

Bayaskar finished on 65 not out, with seven fours and two sixes, to help guide Gully Cricketers up to fourth in the league.

For other weekend results in the Lincoln & District Cricket League (Division 3) click here.

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