Weekend Round Up – 26th/27th June

In a break from the Premier League action, Tom Shorthouse’s men travelled to Lindum for the Winkworth T20 Cup. The seconds faced Market Deeping at home while on Sunday, the 1st XI travelled to Bracebridge Heath and the Saturday 3rds went to Freiston. At London Road on Sunday, the Women’s Super 8’s entertained Blyth, Clumber Park and Plumtree.

At Lindum, Sleaford played Scunthorpe in the first of 2 x T20 matches. Scunthorpe won the toss and elected to bat. Cameron Hall was in the action early removing the Scunthorpe skipper, Bansal early for 7 which set the tone for the innings. The Scunthorpe batsman made starts but kept losing wickets regularly with wickets for Drew Harbron (1-21), Joe Peck (2-20) and Tom Shorthouse (2-23) all in action. Scunthorpe finished on 123-8 from 20 overs.

In reply, Tom Shorthouse and Evan Jones got Sleaford off to a flyer putting on 63 for the first wicket which included 8 x 4’s and 4 x 6’s. There was a small wobble but it was left to Conor Harbron (10 not out) and Andy Hibberd (28 not out) to finish the game in the 13th over with a partnership of 45.

In the second game, Lindum won the toss and elected to bat. Cameron Hall removed Tom Lindsay first ball caught at slip by Hibberd. Dangerman Cook was dismissed cheaply for 13 by Drew Harbron and Will Taylor came and went. Will Wright was the bedrock of the Lindum innings hitting 57 along with a useful 27 from Pranav Pothula helped Lindum finish on 129-7.

In reply, the Lindum bowlers made early inroads removing skipper Shorthouse. Wickets tumbled regularly and at 50-5 Sleaford were in trouble. Evan Jones was still at the crease and looked to hit Sleaford to an unlikely victory, however he was dismissed for 57 to leave the score at 93-6. The innings petered out and Lindum wrapped up the victory in the last over by 18 runs. Lindum go through the finals day this Saturday hosted by ourselves.

The 2nd XI had a resounding victory against Market Deeping. Setting 268 from 45 overs was a huge task but in reply Market Deeping were dismissed for 74 to leave Dan Hutson’s men top of the SLBL Premier League. There were batting contributions all the way through the Sleaford side with Tom Willoughby hitting 84 and Simon Godby 42. In wickets too was Tom Willoughby 4-8 and Giles Goddard 4-31.

On Sunday at London Road, the Women’s Super 8’s had a comfortable victory over Clumber Park of 70 runs. Abigail Hannan and Evie Jarvis both hit 13 while Lisa Kelly-Tonge hit 21. In reply wickets were shared around the Sleaford bowlers with the stand out performer of Emmeline Hannan who returned figures of 3-14.

In the second game, Plumtree overcame Sleaford by 35 runs. Posting 93-9 pegged Sleaford back on the net score despite useful contributions from Abigail Hannan and Lisa Kelly-Tonge again. Despite taking 5 wickets, Plumtree ran out winners with a the last 2 pairs doing the damage.

The game of the weekend was at Bracebridge Heath were Sleaford won by 2 runs. Setting 160 to win, Bracebridge Heath overseas, Angelo Jayasinghe, looked to carry his bat to see them home, however he was stumped looking to force a single to get the strike with 2 runs needed. A big win for the Sheep which keeps them in the hunt for the top spot of the Lincoln and District Premier League.

The Saturday 3rd XI went to Freiston and came away with 20 points. Asked to bat, Sleaford posted 200-6 with contributions from Tom Chapman (49), Mark Tanner (65) and Oliver Sneath (22). In reply, Freiston were dismissed for 76 with a 5 wicket haul for Ian Shorthouse and 3 wicket for Nick Mountain. Under 13 opening bowler Tom Sanders also took 2-8 from 5 overs.

At London Road, the Women’s Super 8’s had a comfortable victory over Clumber Park of 70 runs. Abigail Hannan and Evie Jarvis both hit 13 while Lisa Kelly-Tonge hit 21. In reply wickets were shared around the Sleaford bowlers with the stand out performer of Emmeline Hannan who returned figures of 3-14.

In the second game, Plumtree overcame Sleaford by 35 runs. Posting 93-9 pegged Sleaford back on the net score despite useful contributions from Abigail Hannan and Lisa Kelly-Tonge again. Despite taking 5 wickets, Plumtree ran out winners with a the last 2 pairs doing the damage.

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