Emphatic win for Freiston LL

The Freiston LL cricket team with new sponsor Des Ford of D. Brown Building Contractors. Front L-R: Zeeshan Saeed, Darren Tate, Des Ford - owner of D.Brown (sponsor), Ashok Kumar, John Goodfellow. Back L-R: Abdul Moeed, Tamiur Mian, Tommy Atkinson, Ollie Booth, Connor Goodfellow, Richard Paul, Stewart Kirtley, Umar Dar.
The Freiston LL cricket team with new sponsor Des Ford of D. Brown Building Contractors. Front L-R: Zeeshan Saeed, Darren Tate, Des Ford - owner of D.Brown (sponsor), Ashok Kumar, John Goodfellow. Back L-R: Abdul Moeed, Tamiur Mian, Tommy Atkinson, Ollie Booth, Connor Goodfellow, Richard Paul, Stewart Kirtley, Umar Dar.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton beat Long Sutton Seconds by 158 runs in their South Lincs and Border League Division One match on Saturday.

A disciplined batting performance and consistent bowling saw Freiston claim victory by a huge margin.

Batting first on a damp pitch, Freiston started cautiously, finding their way to 52-3 at the drinks interval.

Stewart Kirtley made seven and Umar Dar 13 as a good platform was built for Freiston’s more explosive players.

Skipper Richard Paul made 29 before he was caught shortly after drinks but Abdul Moeed and Zeeshan Saeed were able to play with more freedom and added a match defining 87.

Moeed, who had started watchfully, was able to accelerate at the death making an impressive 60 not out.

Saeed played his part, making 37 as Freiston closed on a very impressive 183-6 off their 45 overs.

With the ball, Freiston were on top form as openers Tommy Atkinson and Taimur Mian picked up two wickets while also conceding fewer than one run an over.

A fierce throw from Darren Tate saw top scorer Stef Fox ran out for four.

Both Ollie Booth and Tate claimed a wicket apiece in their short spells before Abdul Moeed ended the innings taking three wickets in the space of eight deliveries as Long Sutton were bowled out for 25.