LINDUM CRICKET CLUB
It was a successful weekend for Lindum as three of the four playing sides recorded victories, the Exiles received all 20 points as Caistor 3rds conceded the game, while the Academy suffered a defeat at the hands of Hykeham.
On Saturday, the 1st XI made the trip to the Wolds to face Louth. Skipper Charlie won the toss and made no hesitation in having a bat, and the decision paid off as Lindum posted a huge total of 294-6 from the 50 overs. Will Wright made another 50 after finally coming to terms with last weekend’s dismissal, while Charlie and Dwight made just 15 and five respectively. The fourth wicket stand of Luke and Will Taylor then took charge as the two put on 156 to take the score to 262, with Luke making 116 to justify his batting position at number eight for Lincolnshire… (????) Tom and Ruthers fell for one and two before Jonny joined Will in the middle at the end to make six not out, while Will carried his bat for 73 to add to last weekend’s unbeaten century. In form.
Louth’s chase came with a whimper as they were skittled for just 86 in the 29th over. James Kimber, making a miraculous recovery from his bruised toe, and Joe Peatman whipped through the top order, claiming two each to leave Louth in trouble on 42-4, with catches taken by Ruthers, Charlie and Bish (2). Ruthers then claimed an LBW and a stumping, before Jonny came on to mop up the tail, claiming figures of 2.3-0-8-4. Luke took a catch while Bish finished with five dismissals as he took another catch and a stumping, proving that you can effectively juggle wicketkeeping and jockeying. A thumping victory and 20 points in the bag.
The 2nd XI welcomed Caistor, or Casitor in Max’s terms, to the LCG and after Benno tragically lost the toss, were asked to bowl first. Max duly reminded everyone before the game that it may not be wise for him to have an over or two as he hasn’t actually bowled since the last time he bowled. Cheers for clearing that up Max. Once things got started Rob.Co.Huk made the breakthrough with an LBW, allowing Caistor’s captain/batsman/wicketkeeper/bowler/fielder to grace the turf. He duly got a leading edge to Grant at mid-on off Rob before Ted bowled one with a fine delivery. Rob then claimed his third as the batsman picked out Ollie at short fine leg, the only fielder between wicketkeeper Euan, sporting a new centimetre shorter haircut, and mid-on. Angus then yorked one and took a skier caught and bowled which was literally five yards from him yet brother Gail tried to knock him out the way and take it himself. Benno claimed a one-handed, rolling-back-the-years, diving blinder of a caught and bowled, Angus took another (can’t exactly remember how) and Max snaffled one at square leg off Rob, meaning Lindum required just one more wicket to claim all the bowling points and all the batting points should the chase be successful. However, the story of the season continued as that last wicket evaded us, meaning Caistor finished on 129-9 from the 45.
Lindum’s chase seemed to be in control as we reached 80ish for 2 (all scores are estimates as scorecard is absent from Play-Cricket), with Ollie (11) and Dewy (not many) the men to fall. Angus was next to go for a relatively tedious 35, and then the rest of the order fell like a sack of spuds. Grant, Max, Ted and Rob all fell cheaply while Aiden also went for a patient 30, meaning Lindum found themselves with squeaky bums and still with runs to get but only two wickets in hand. Matt Pickering levelled the scores but then played-on playing what can only be described as an agricultural shot, meaning skipper Benno joined Euan in the middle with only one run required. Thankfully Euan got us over the line, taking the total to 130-9. A lot, lot closer than it should’ve been, but a win all the same.
Sunday saw the 2nd XI’s second game of the weekend as they hosted Appleby Frodingham 2nds in a cracking game in the semi-final of the Bob Welton Cup. After again losing the toss, Lindum were asked to bowl first, and a decent bowling display restricted Appleby to a par score of 201-4. Wickets went to Benno and Dewy (2), while Angus claimed a run-out. The chase always looked in control as Dan and Ollie opened up and got off to a fluent start, only for Dan (24) to be bowled trying to smack one onto Wragby Road with the score on 32-1. This brought Matt Picko to the crease, and he and Ollie put on over 100 to put Lindum in cruise control. Ollie was caught for 52 after finding some long overdue form before Picko was bowled for 66. Angus then fell to a stunner of a one-handed catch at mid-wicket for nine before Chris Hearn was triggered by a ball which hit him outside the line of off stump above the knee roll. Must be plumb. This brought Euan to the crease who repeated Saturday’s role of getting Lindum over the line, this time with four overs to spare, alongside Dwight who made a solid unbeaten 30ish. An excellent team win, and Lindum now face Nettleham 2nds in the final of the Bob Welton Cup on Sunday 14th August at Alkborough.
Now for Wes Shelbourne’s report from the Academy game on Sunday: “The Academy side was looking strong this time yesterday with Will Wright electing to captain the side. Unfortunately, Will dropped out this morning due to needing a well-earned rest (good night out was it Will?) Lindum bowled first and got off to a flyer with Hykeham reduced to 24-4 from 11 overs thanks to three wickets from Rob Cohu caught behind by stand-in ‘keeper Aiden Lockwood and one wicket for Anton McCready. After that a combination of BIG batsmen and short boundaries saw the Lindum young leg spinners carted to all corners of the ground with an outstanding innings of 151 by D Mitchell ably assisted by keeper C Goddard, scoring 66. Lindum were left regretting plenty of dropped catches (hands up W Shelbourne, J Begley and Rob Cohu) as Hykeham finished on a massive 288-7. Stand-out bowling from Rob Cohu with 10-1-31-4 and Anton McCready with 6-2-17-1 and G Iyer collecting another 2 wickets. Lindum went into bat knowing they were facing a huge task but openers John Begley and Aiden Lockwood got off to a good start with a steady partnership of 59 before Beggers fell for 31 to a stunning catch from a fielder who also accounted for Rob Cohu falling for 0 to another great catch. These catches seemed to surprise even Hykeham. After that the total felt beyond reach. But Aiden persevered scoring at a decent rate but playing wonderful shots that kept finding the fielders. A brief cameo from Umair Khan of nine (including a six) and some runs from under 13’s Anton and Zac preceded a flurry of wickets that saw birthday boy Shelbourne senior come in at number 10 with Aiden fast approaching a century with not many balls to go. Aiden was able to progress towards his century despite a quick two runs which saw Wes dive spectacularly for the crease only to still be short of it and the ball to miss the stumps (oohh sore arm). Shelbourne senior made a wonderfully crafted 2 not out which saw him take a quick single from the penultimate ball of the match to allow Aiden to face the final ball on 97 not out. Aiden played a beautiful shot to split the field at mid-wicket and get four runs for a well-deserved century. Lindum finished the game 165 for 9. Great learning for the youngsters in terms of seeing the overs out and earning batting points.”
Lindum 2nd XI side from Sunday's victory over Appleby Frodingham 2nds in the semi-final of the Bob Welton Cup.
UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENT:
EVENT: RACE NIGHT
DATE: SATURDAY 23RD JUY 2016
WHERE: LINDUM CRICKET CLUB
As you will know from the UTL magazine, the 2016 race night is upon us. This is always an enjoyable evening for those in attendance, it is a social event that is full of entertainment and perfect night for club members to bring their families and friends of all ages. Whilst numbers have been good for the last couple of years it would be really great to see a lot more juniors there this year.
Also, if anyone would like to volunteer themselves to help on the evening it would be greatly appreciated. Please just make yourself known to me.
Entry is £2 which includes a Well Hung Lincolnshire Beef Burger or Sausage bap from the BBQ.
We also have the very popular Lindum Cup making another showing on the Race card, can the outsider ; Joel Waller, defend his crown?
Any one wishing to sponsor a race please make yourselves known to me, the cost of sponsoring a race is £20, which includes facebook and twitter plugs throughout the evening and a detailed write up in the evenings programme.
Horses will be available to buy for £5 each, the winning owner receiving a cash prize.
Jockeys can be bought for £3, with the winning jockey receiving a bottle of wine and box of chocolates.
Please do your best to make an appearance. It is a great money maker for the club. It's events such as these that enable us to fund an overseas professional, maintain our beautiful playing areas and continue to support our thriving junior set up.
Look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on my mobile: 07817332117 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in cricket
Many congratulations to Lindum's Nick Kimber who has been selected to play in the Bunbury festival this year. Over the years 70 players who have participated in this U15 tournament have gone on to play for England! The festival runs from July 20-24 and the best 12 players in the tournament are then selected for the EDP programme at Loughborough. Nick joins fellow Lincolnshire players Joey evison and Richard Bell in the squad.
Further details about the festival can be found on the Bunbury website
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With the Euros, Rugby and Wimbledon Tennis upon us there is no better time to register to our betting site. So before you stroll down to the local bookmakers or sign in on-line to another bookmaker thinks about the club you support, use us and help us grow!
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New players and spectators are welcome to join the club for the 2016 season, we welcome players of all ages and have teams to cater for all junior age groups, highly competitive teams in the ECB premier league and social cricket to suit all abilities.
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