Connor hits 61 in victory

Connor Goodfellow.
Connor Goodfellow.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton earned a 185-run victory against Grantham Thirds on Saturday.

Half centuries from both Freiston openers laid the platform for a big victory in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

Richard Paul and Connor Goodfellow shared a 107-run partnership for the first wicket.

Goodfellow began aggresively and struck 10 fours in his innings of 61, and in the process notched up his first senior half-century.

Paul, who had begun more watchfully, also reached his 50 with a fine straight drive.

He was joined by Stewart Kirtley (19) and the pair added a further 63 before Paul was bowled by Mark Fell for 84.

Freiston’s innings then lost momentum as they began to lose wickets at an alarming rate.

However, Charles Lenton (13), Ollie Booth (13), Paul Chester (seven not out) and Taimur Mian (10 not out) helped the final total stand at 227-8.

Wickets were taken by Mian (two), Tommy Atkinson (three), Booth (three) and Chester (two) as Grantham were all out for 42.

Freiston host Billingborough Seconds on Saturday.

In a friendly contest Freiston Seconds lost by 77 runs at Scopwick.

The hosts posted 227, despite Ryan Overton’s figures of 3-32.

With the bat Sunil Panjwani top scored with 37 for Freiston, who made 150.