Cricket: Revesby win to move off bottom of Division 3

Revesby’s 2nd XI moved off the bottom of the Lincoln & District League (Division 3) table with a three-wicket victory over Bracebridge Heath, who dropped from second to fourth.

The hosts won the toss and opted to bowl. Simon May took an impressive five-wicket haul for Revesby. Chris Liversidge took two wickets, while Ian, Freddie and Annie Roberts each took one.

Joshua Sperrin top scored for Bracebridge Heath with 38 runs as the visitors finished on a total of 127 all out. Harry Humphreys contributed to Bracebridge Heath’s innings with 24 runs.

Revesby were in determined mood when it was their turn to bat, with Aahad Khalid top scoring with 48. Simon May hit 39 not out including a valuable seventh wicket partnership of 37 runs with Liversidge.

Harry Green was the top wicket taker for Bracebridge Heath with three, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Revesby from finishing on a total of 129-7 for their fourth league win of the season.

Revesby’s 1st XI were not so fortunate in their Premier Division clash at Woodhall Spa. Revesby batted well, but their total of 141 all out was well adrift of Woodhall Spa’s impressive total of 293.

Waddington bowler James Husband celebrating after taking a wicket. Photo: Sid Pritchard

Back in Division Three, Waddington came out on top with a 66-run victory in the top-of-the-table clash against leaders Bassingham.

Bassingham won the toss and opted to bowl. Waddington got off to a steady start with a good opening partnership from Jason Gallon and wicketkeeper Bryan Rundle.

At the halfway stage Waddington had only lost two wickets and captain Phil Dainty and Charlie Broughton helped the hosts continue their impressive start with the bat.

The wickets started to tumble quicker but Ben Skilbeck, who scored 33 not out in a 50-run partnership with James Husband, helped Waddington finish on a total of 136/8.

Josh Wildone had a good bowling spell of one wicket for 17 runs, while Chris Flood finished with figures of 2-19.

Ben Skilbeck on his way to his total of 33 runs. Photo: Sid Pritchard

In reply Waddington bowlers Husband and James Wright set the tone well and took one and four wickets respectively. Joe Raw also took three wickets and had five maidens in his 10 overs for Waddington.

The game was finished by a handy piece of work by wicketkeeper Rundle, who threw for a run out to take the final wicket. Will Beane top scored with 26 runs for Bassingham, who finished on a total of 70 all out.

Heckington’s victorious team photo after their win against Carholme. Photo: Tony Carter

Heckington won by four wickets in a tough encounter against Carholme. The hosts bowled first and restricted their opponents to 133/9.

Steve Scott was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets and conceding just 26 runs. Callum Kopp took two wickets, with Kevin Bristow, Tony Carter and Fran Smith each taking one.

In reply, Robbie Townsend top scored with the bat with 44 not out and Scott hit 40 as Heckington finished on a total of 134/6.

Martin Noble of Rustons hitting out on his way to 25 runs. Photo: Andy Terry

In the division’s other match Lindum Academy claimed a 36-run victory away at Rustons in muddy conditions.

Lindum’s Pranav Pothula batted excellently with a score of 42 to help the visitors finish on a total of 137-7.

Jacob Hughes-Pickering also played a dominant innings with 26 runs, including two fours and a massive six.

Lee Buick of Rustons watching Gautam Iyer bowl wrist-spin. Photo: Andy Terry

Russell Moore and Lee Buick bowled tightly and each took two wickets for Rustons.

In reply, Rustons’ opening pair of Martin Noble and Buick produced a partnership of 37 runs. Noble went on to top score for Rustons with 25 and Moore also played well for his 11 runs.

The wrist-spin of Lindum’s opener Pothula proved too much for the Rustons’ batsmen as he took four wickets and conceded just 17 runs. Rustons finished on a total of 101 all out.

Will Taylor reaching his 100 for Lindum’s 1st XI. Photo: Dan Taylor

In the Premier Division, Lindum’s 1st XI beat Sleaford. Will Taylor hit 101 runs and Jack Mclagan added 52 as Lindum finished on 179-5.

In reply, Aayush Patel hit 51 as Sleaford finished on a total of 98 runs. Will Wright took four wickets to help clinch victory for Lindum.