One wicket enough to see Graves Park defeat Freiston LL

Sunil Panjwani.
Sunil Panjwani.

Graves Park earned a one-wicket victory over Freiston, Leake and Leverton.

The two sides met in the Cojos East Lindsey League Division One on Sunday.

An unbeaten 13 from Steve Clements saw Graves Park home in a game were the result was in doubt until the very end.

Batting first, Freiston were ticking along nicely.

An 87-run second wicket partnership between Waseem Ilyas (44) and Stewart Kirtley (33) was struck at better than a run a ball.

However, Freiston subsided from 92-1 to a disappointing 161 all out.

Sunil Panjwani made a fine 29.

But three wickets for Martin Hodgson and J. Gilbert saw Freiston bundled out in the 32nd over.

Jon Lamyman (23) and Chris King (30) put on 69 for the first wicket for Graves Park.

However tight bowling from Freiston kept the scoring rate low.

When Darren Tate dismissed both batsman, Freiston scented a real chance.

Tommy Atkinson’s three wickets included Jack Ashton for 13.

Ollie Booth claimed big hitting Maskell for 17 before a superb catch from Rob Sexton saw Hodgson dismissed for 14.

This looked to be a key wicket as Graves Park slipped to 131-8.

However, a patient 26-run partnership between Steve Clements and Sam Holland took Graves Park within sight of victory.

Panjwani did clean bowl Holland, but a big six from Clements secured victory for Graves Park with eight balls to spare.

Freiston LL’s South Lincs and Border League Division Two match at home to Pinchbeck was abandoned on Saturday, due to the weather conditions.