Freiston hammered by second place Alford

Boston. Sunday 27 May 2012.'Sport. Cricket.'Freiston Leake and Leverton Cricket Club - portraits'Mustafa Butt
Boston. Sunday 27 May 2012.'Sport. Cricket.'Freiston Leake and Leverton Cricket Club - portraits'Mustafa Butt

Cojo’s East Lindsey League Division One

Alford 177 all out, Freiston LL first XI 79 all out - Alford won by 98 runs.

FREISTON’S five match unbeaten run in the ELCL Division One came to an end as a disappointing batting performance saw them well beaten by second-placed Alford.

Bowling first on a damp pitch, Tommy Atkinson made early inroads as he picked up three wickets in his opening spell.

The paceman had Smith trapped LBW without scoring, McHamilton bowled by a superb delivery and Wightwick was caught by Mustafa Butt for eight.

Despite taking early wickets, Freiston were unable to restrict the runs as Alford raced along at more than six an over. Despite the slippery outfield and wet ball, Freiston were poor in the field as Franklin and White scored quickly.

The fourth wicket pair added 88 before Butt bowled Franklin for 70. Butt also bowled Bains as he and Ashok Kumar brought control to proceedings.

The impressive Kumar was unlucky not to pick up a wicket in his economical spell. Ollie Booth picked up a wicket before John Goodfellow bowled White for 59.

Goodfellow and Butt then finished off the Alford tail keeping the hosts below 180.

Freiston’s chase started poorly as Zeeshan Saeed was bowled in the first over. The visitors also lost Sunil Panjwani without scoring.

Stewart Kirtley made seven and Rob Sexton made eight but both were dismissed despite looking well set.

When Richard Paul was trapped LBW Freiston were 38-5.

Anwar Ul Haq and Ashok Kumar put on 25, the highest partnership of the innings. Ul Haq top scored with 23 as only he and Ollie Booth (10) made it into double figures.

Freiston were bundled out for only 79 in 23 overs.

l FREISTON travel to Skegness for a knock-out cup match next Sunday hoping to improve on this dismal batting display.

l FREISTON seconds friendly at home to Lindum fell foul of the weather when heavy rain left puddles on the square.