Joy of six for Qadir

Mustafa Butt.
Mustafa Butt.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton CC remain at the top of the South Lincs and Border Division Two table - following a comprehensive victory over Grantham Thirds.

Rizwan Qadir was the star of the show for Freiston during their eight-wicket victory.

He took six wickets for gthe loss of 13 runs from his 5.5 overs, including two maidens.

Waseem Ilyas then helped himself to 22 runs as Freiston comfortably reached their winning target.

Freiston won the toss and elected to bowl.

But depsite Taimur Mian clean bowling Mark Donnelan for four, Grantham started well and soon reached 31-1.

However the introduction of Qadir dramatically altered the course of the match.

Qadir first had Max Everett (10) well caught in the slips by Ollie Booth.

He also accounted for top scorer Alex Hackney (16) thanks to a good catch from Haris Nadeem.

Grantham’s lower order had no answer to Qadir or Mustafa Butt, who picked up two wickets.

Qadir finished with figures of 6-13 as Will Stevens, Ben Kennedy-Short, John Kennedy-Short and Jared Hackney also faield to cope with his deliveries.

Grantham were bundled out for only 46 runs, with less than 22 overs played.

Butt claimed his two victims - Nick Fruin and Rahul Kumar - for the loss of 13 runs.

Freiston reached their target in just the t13th over, losing of two wickets along the way.

Waseen Ilyas made an aggressive 22 not out, whilst it was left to Charles Lenton (seven not out) to score the winning runs.

Freiston’s match in the Cojos East Lindsey League Division One was cancelled due to a soggy square.