Sexton appeal! Rob hits 60 in Freiston LL victory

Rob Sexton.
Rob Sexton.

A fine 60 from Rob Sexton helped Freiston, Leake to a three-wicket victory over Louth.

Bowling first, Freiston started well in this Cojo’s East Lindsey League Division One clash.

Tommy Atkinson picked up three wickets in a superb opening spell.

He started by having Siddiqui caught at mid off by Sexton.

Atkinson then followed this up by bowling Ahmed jnr and acrobatically dismissing Bell, caught and bowled.

An LBW apiece for Ollie Booth and Ashok Kumar made the score 45-5.

A 28-run sixth-wicket partnership frustrated Freiston, but Umar Farooq provided the breakthrough by clean bowling Barker for 11.

Ahmed snr batted well with the tail to make an unbeaten 39, but Freiston kept taking wickets at the other end.

Another for Farooq was followed by wickets for Michael Burman and Richard Paul.

When Burman had last man Smart caught behind by Saeed, Louth were all out for 109.

In reply, Freiston started dreadfully.

Two wickets for Smart and a wicket for Dwyer left Freiston in real trouble at 12-3.

However, Sexton made a superb 60 before he became Dwyers second victim.

Freiston then proceeded to lose three wickets with the score on 103.

Dwyer took two more before Scott had Richard Paul caught and bowled for an important 20 which included a six.

With Freiston’s nerves being tested, Ashok Kumar struck a boundary through square leg before upper cutting another four to take Freiston to 113-7.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton secured an important victory against Burgh thanks to an impressive performance from their bowling attack.

Having elected to bowl first in this South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash, Ollie Booth, Taimur Mian (two), Paul Chester (two), Tommy Atkinson, John Goodfellow (two) and Martin Hodgson dismissed Burgh for 81.

In reply, Freiston’s openers put on 17 before Charles Lenton was bowled.

A breezy 20 from Zeeshan Saeed was ended when he was caught, while Rob Sexton was caught behind for a duck.

Richard Paul (30 not out) and Stewart Kirtley (18) took Freiston to the brink of victory, befiore Hodgson’s two runs helped the side to 82-4.