FLL into cup semis


South Lincs and Border League Cup

Freiston LL 1st 194, Boston 3rds 128-8 - Freiston won by 66 runs.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton progressed in to the semi-finals of the SLBL cup with a 66-run victory over a spirited Boston Thirds side.

Freiston made 194 with Abdul Moeed continuing his fine form with 68.

Openers Richard Paul and Waseem Ilyas both went cheaply as Ilyas was bowled by Dan Fox and Paul was cleaned up by the evergreen Steve Appleyard.

A 61-run partnership for the third wicket between Moeed and Connor Goodfellow (26) gave Freiston a good platform.

Moeed and Stewart Kirtley’s partnership of 46 ended when Moeed was superbly run out by Shaun Moore for a well-made 68.

Kirtley went on to make 19 and there were also double figure scores for Jack Lawrence (13) and Taimur Mian (11). Ollie Booth and Tommy Atkinson added 26 for the final wicket to take Freiston to 194 all out.

Boston started well in reply, openers Tom Appleyard and Sean Barnett put on 36 before Appleyard was adjudged lbw off the bowling of Atkinson.

Barnett made 25 before he edged behind off Booth.

Tight bowling from Moeed and Booth then slowed the Boston innings and removed any possibility of a successful run chase.

Boston’s batting was dogged with Moore (25) and Steven Elleray (23) frustrating the Freiston team.

Despite two wickets apiece for Ashok Kumar and Taimur Mian, Freiston were unable to bowl Boston out as the hosts closed on 128-8.


Scopwick 163, Freiston LL 2nds 164-8 - Freiston won by two wickets.

Danny Lumley’s unbeaten 45 led Freiston to a dramatic victory against Scopwick.

Jonny Whitehead (three), John Goodfellow (two) and Ashok Kumar (three) were among the wickets as Scopwick were dismissed for 163.

Due to Vishal Rajput’s fractured finger, FLL only had 10 fit batsmen able to take to the field.

However, they reached their total thanks to John Goodfellow (26), Connor Goodfellow (35), Kumar (19) added to Lumley’s total, as he ended with a six.