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Cricket: Lindum Academy win by 127 runs

Four matches were played in Division 3

Matt Benson and Tom Marshall took three wickets each as Lindum Academy claimed a 127-victory over Heckington.

After winning the toss in the Lincoln & District Cricket League (Division 3) match, Heckington captain Fran Smith chose to bowl first.

Robbie Townsend claimed four wickets, with Riley Pickwell (2), Will Charlesworth (2), Kevin Bristow (1) and Callum Kopp (1) taking the others as Lindum were bowled out for 184.

James Kempton was the pick of the batters for Lindum as he top scored with 62.

Heckington were uncharacteristically poor in the field with uncountable dropped catches according to their team captain Tony Carter.

In reply Heckington managed just 57 runs after Benson and Marshall both took three wickets. Oliver Holdershaw and Kempton each took two wickets to give Lindum a comprehensive victory.

Uvaraja Selevaratnam was Heckington’s top scorer with the bat with 19 runs.

Lindum’s 1st XI were also victorious after beating Bracebridge Heath in their Lincoln & District League Premier Division clash.

Lindum won the toss and batted first with a total of 163 all out in the 40th over. Jack McLagan top scored with 45 runs. Alex Moor was the pick of the Bracebridge Heath bowlers with 4/43.

Bracebridge Heath looked to be cruising in reply with 148/4 before Ben Rolfs took six wickets. Bracebridge Heath lost six wickets for five runs as they finished on a total of 153 all out.

Great catch by Waddington’s Charlie Broughton. Photo: Sid Pritchard

Back in Lincoln & District Cricket League (Division 3), Bracebridge Heath’s 2nd XI beat Waddington by 80 runs.

Bracebridge Heath won the toss and batted first with opener Josh Sperrin and Stuart Fraser-Catternach hitting 27 and 67 respectively.

Waddington’s James Husband getting an lbw. Photo: Sid Pritchard

Bracebridge Heath finished on 149 all out, with James Husband the best Waddington bowler with three wickets for 17 runs.

Waddington in reply never got going and were bowled out for 69. James Pudney took six wickets for 24 runs for Bracebridge Heath with his spin bowling. Jason Gallion showed some resistance with the bat with a well made 18 runs.

Waddington’s Jason Gallion. Photo: Sid Pritchard

League leaders Bassingham came out on top with a 45-run victory as first met second in their trip to face Carholme Cricket Club.

Justin Hunt took three wickets for Carholme to put him at the top of the league’s wicket takers as Bassingham finished on 147/6.

Carholme finished on a total of 102 all out, but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat.

Gully Cricketers’ Pravin Bayaskar. Photo: Amol Chingale

Gully Cricketers hosted Rustons in a bottom-of-the-league clash.

Gully batted first and lost both their openers in the first few overs, but the consistent Pravin Bayaskar showed his striking prowess once again with a quick fire 61 that included eight 4s and 3 sixes.

The hosts were 108/7 at one stage, but managed to claw their way back to finish on 168 all out. Sri Iyer scored 30 runs. For Rustons T.Ponraj claimed four wickets with his slow spin.

In reply, the Rustons openers started cautiously and stayed together for 19 overs. Opener Martin Noble kept punishing loose deliveries and hit a total of 81 runs.

With five overs to go Rustons needed almost nine runs an over, but they kept going and took the game to the last over. Rustons edged past the target with just two balls to spare to finish on a total of 172/5.

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

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