Freiston, Leake and Leverton CC put on a South Bank show

Sunil Panjwani - 15 runs.
Sunil Panjwani - 15 runs.

FREISTON, Leake and Leverton continued their superb start to the season with a 54-run victory against South Bank.

After scoring 161 runs, they bowled their oppnents out for 107 - to claim a second consecutive victory in the East Lindsey League.

Having been put into bat, Freiston started brightly, but Zeeshan Saeed was bowled for 18.

Sunil Panjwani added 15 before he was caught and bowled.

With Herbert Ushewokunze departing for 17, thanks to a fine catch in the gully, Freiston were in a spot of bother at 64-4.

However, Richard Paul and Ashok Kumar built a strong partnership.

The pair increased the scoring rate before Kumar was bowled for 18.

Paul kept the scoreboard ticking despite wickets falling at the other end.

Paul was eventually dismissed for 47, but some hard hitting from Tommy Atkinson (14) saw Freiston past 160.

Freiston started superbly with the ball as Clarke was bowled by Paul Chester for a duck.

Freiston managed to all-but stop the flow of runs but were unable to take another wicket as the South Bank batsman showed resolute defence.

It was Ollie Booth who deservedly picked up a wicket as he bowled Schrimshaw for 11.

New man Leach showed some intent and got the scoreboard moving as Freiston were put under some pressure.

South Bank added 48 for the third wicket, but when Leach was bowled by John Goodfellow for 31, South Bank’s chances evaporated.

Opener Robinson went in the next over as he was run out by Chester for 25.

Ashok Kumar picked up three wickets as he spun the ball prodigiously and Stewart Kirtley chipped in with a wicket.

The South Bank innings ended when Chamberlain was run out thanks to smart work for Ushewokunze.

South Bank were bowled out for 107 as Freiston made in two wins from two league games.