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Cricket: Waddington’s winning run ended by five wicket defeat

Carholme beat Revesby to take over at the top

Waddington Cricket Club’s five-match winning run was ended after a narrow five wicket defeat away against Lindum’s 2nd XI.

The visitors batted first with Ben Skilbeck and Levi Mobbs producing some good cricket to hit 34 and 33 runs respectively.

Ben Skilbeck getting ready to bat for Waddington. Photo: Sid Pritchard

Elliott Vinden scored his first runs of the season as Waddington finished their innings on 167/9 off their 40 overs.

When it was Lindum’s turn to bat they started their innings quickly with Harry Lewis hitting 19 runs and Vaughan Whitaker scoring 21 not out.

Waddington’s Ben Skilbeck playing his favourite shot through the slip. Photo: Sid Pritchard

An excellent score of 79 from Jon Begley proved decisive as Lindum finish on a total of 168 for the loss of five wickets to hand them victory.

The result saw Waddington drop to second in the table and captain Phil Dainty was quick to pick out the positives from Sunday’s match.

Dainty said: “It was a great game of cricket and a brilliant ground. The game was played in a great spirit.

“Fair play to Lindum for chasing the total down. Our lads shouldn’t let their heads drop as we didn’t perform badly at all.”

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

Carholme exacted revenge for their only defeat of the season by overcoming Revesby’s 2nd XI to leapfrog Waddington into top spot in the league.

Revesby batted first and a second wicket stand between Christian James and Paul File lasted 27 runs, but in truth they never properly got going.

The visitors were bowled out for 71 with almost nine overs to play. Justin Hunt with 5/5 and Alex Nightingale with 3/9 were the pick of the bowlers.

In response Carholme reached 25 runs before Ian Roberts took Revesby’s first wicket. The third wicket partnership between Nightingale (43) and Nial Evans (11) saw the hosts home with 22 overs and eight wickets in hand.

Naren Padhiyar returning after his top score of 68 for Gully Cricketers. Photo: Sri Iyer

Gully Cricketers slipped to sixth in the league table after a seven-wicket home defeat against Heckington.

Gully batted first with openers Naren Padhiyar and Sakthi Vel giving the hosts a solid start with a century partnership.

Padhiyar eventually lost his wicket for a quick fire 68 off 61 balls, including 12 fours. Vel was dismissed with a total of 32 runs.

A few more wickets fell in quick succession, but captain August Pandey kept the scoreboard ticking over with an unbeaten 4 9 as the hosts finished on 189/7. James Wilson with 2/26 and Rob Townsend 2/34 were the pick of the bowlers for Heckington.

Heckington started their run chase in cautious fashion and soon found themselves 39/3. Wilson joined Townsend in the middle and steadied the innings and they crossed the 100 mark in the 28th over.

With the help of a few dropped catches Heckington were able to score consistently through the last few overs to win the game with 8 balls to spare with a total of 191/3. The three wickets were taken by Puneet Mehrotra and Veeru Pothula.

Heckington’s Wilson finished with an unbeaten 112 including 12 fours and three sixes.

Revesby’s 1st XI were also in action over the weekend in their Lincoln & District League Premier Division clash against Fulbeck. Revesby won by 32 runs with a score of 142 all out. Fulbeck finished on 110 all out.

For the full list of results in the Lincoln & District Cricket League (Division 3) click here.

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