Mian takes five wickets in Freiston LL success

Richard Paul.
Richard Paul.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton produced a strong all-round performance to record their second comfortable victory over Pinchbeck in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two this season.

Pinchbeck were all out for 94, with Freiston finishing on 98-1.

Bowling first, Taimur Mian continued his impressive form by dismissing both Pinchbeck openers.

Ollie Booth bowled very well, accounting for Glen Hammond for a duck before clean bowling danger man Sam Smith (20).

Richard Riley and Andrew Beeston battled hard for Pinchbeck, adding 39 in 16 overs.

Martin Hodgson accounted for Riley for 16 before Mian trapped Wallder LBW.

A second catch for Stewart Kirtley gave Mian his fourth wicket, before Beeston, who top scored for the hosts with a patient 25, was bowled by Naveen Joachim.

Joachim also accounted for Lee Colville for six before Mian claimed a deserved fifth wicket to end the innings on 94.

With the bat, Freiston lost Richard Paul in the first over as he was clean bowled by a superb delivery from James Langford.

However Stewart Kirtley and Rob Sexton batted aggressively to see Freiston to victory.

Kirtley made 40 while Sexton made 45 as the target was reached in fewer than 15 overs.

In the East Lindsey League, Freiston beat Louth by 16 runs.

FLL posted 230-7, with Louth finishing on 214-9.

An all-round team effort sealed victory, but scores from Richard Paul (46), Stewart Kirtley (44) and Ashok Kumar (44) set the standard.

Darren Tate (3-34), Kumar (2-39) and John Goodfellow (2-43) took wickets.