LINDUM CRICKET CLUB
In a repeat of last weekend’s weather, all of Saturday’s fixtures were washed out after an absolute deluge over Friday night and Saturday morning. However, the five points handed to the 2nd and 3rd XI meant they both sealed second place in their respective leagues, hopefully sealing promotion, depending on the restructuring of the leagues. The 1st XI finished a respectable fifth. Sunday saw a much welcomed return of the sun, as the 1st XI welcomed local rivals Hartsholme to the LCG as it hosted its final game of the season. Lindum batted first and found runs hard to come by on a sticky wicket as skipper Will W was caught in the first over for a duck. In his final game for Lindum before his return to the Sky Sports pundits’ box, Dwight Yorke fell for eight before Tom and Will T shared a good combination of I’m not sure how many to give the hosts the control. Tom was then caught just after drinks for 30, Ozzy went the same way for three, Ollie fell to a dubious caught and bowled for seven and Wellsy was also caught for five to bring Hartsholme back into the contest. Will T was next to go for a well-earned 59 before Jake was run out without facing a ball, a dismissal he “couldn’t care less about” despite almost launching his helmet through the clubhouse. Dan was next to go for 21 before Euan was stumped next ball, leaving Lindum on a very competitive 152 all out.
Great tea, especially the melon.
Hartsholme’s chase started badly as their opening batsman fell in the second over as he fended off a short ball straight to Ollie at square leg off Tom, before the other opener skied one to Dwight off Harry as he fell for just one off about 183 balls. Will W clipped the top of off just before drinks to reduce Hartsholme to 69-3 at the break, before he took an LBW just after. A partnership from Hartsholme looked to be setting up a close finish, but an excellent spell from Dwight on his swansong allowed him to take three wickets, one of which was Hartsholme’s number three who scored 69. Will finished things off with a clean bowled off the final ball as Hartsholme finished on 132-8. Lindum’s 20 points, coupled with Woodhall Spa’s defeat at Bracebridge Heath, meant the team were champions and regained the Premier League trophy with a game to spare!
Thanks to Wes for the Academy’s report... “The Academy’s penultimate game of the season saw them travel to Waddington where the start was delayed due to one umpire assessing the wicket as too damp and another wanting to get the game up and running. The match got underway at 1.45 with Lindum, under the captaincy of Wes, losing the toss and being asked to bat on a sticky wicket. Well… the wicket was a far better batting wicket than it first appeared with Lindum getting off to a solid start. Aidan once again showing some class with a sound 53 before being bowled attempting a cut shot and the mercurial talent that is an enigma, wrapped in a conundrum contained in a riddle, Hugo Nilsson, getting a classy 35. There were solid contributions from Charlie and Zac with 14 and 10 respectively before man of the match, Matt Pickering, came to the crease and smacked a quick fire 84, despite giving Waddington at least five catching opportunities which were all spilled. Lindum finished their 40 overs with a total of 229.
In reply Waddington lost early wickets to Kafait, including a superb catch in the slips from Matt “the cat” Pickering and young Sam Nutall also in the wickets. Waddington then started to build a solid innings but also lost wickets on a regular basis. Anton picked up 2 wickets due to superb catching from, who else, but “the cat” Picko, including an absolute blinder of a diving, one handed catch, at short mid-wicket. The game became rather too close for comfort before the veterans John Begley and Matt Pickering picked up the final four wickets to bowl Waddington out for 182, with the sun set and the moon in the sky.
This was a game of endurance that I think was quite tiring for the youngsters but everyone stuck with it to ensure a good victory for the academy side.”
Quick shout-out to Dwight Thomas who flies home this week after his debut season with us at Lindum. Thanks for your efforts and the memories and hopefully see you again soon.
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