Freiston LL gain some revenge

Zeeshan Saeed.
Zeeshan Saeed.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton recorded their sixth consecutive league victory to remain second in the South Lincs and Border League Division One.

And in doing so, they avenged their only defeat to date with an 86-run success against Lindum.

Freiston started patiently with opener Richard Paul making 17 before Abdul Moeed (31) and top scorer Zeeshan Saeed (53) accelerated the innings.

Freiston’s lower order pushed the score to 228-9 to secure maximum batting points.

Darren Tate batted aggressively to make 36 whilst Taimur Mian contributed 26.

Tommy Atkinson (11 not out) ensured the innings finished with a flourish as he struck the last ball for six.

After the interval the Lindum were dismissed for 142.

Mian claimed two wickets and the introduction of Darren Tate saw Begly (14) well caught in the gully by Ollie Booth.

Waller top scored with 33 before he was stumped by Stewart Kirtley off Ashok Kumar’s bowling.

A 50-run partnership between Fisher (25) and Gratrick (30) frustrated Freiston but the partnership was broken when Gratrick was well caught in the deep by Saeed.

Fisher was then caught by Mian, to give Moeed his second wicket.

Darren Tate finished off the innings, picking up three wickets.

Freiston Seconds recorded a five-wicket victory over Legbourne in the RP Smith Friendly League.

Rizwan Qadir claimed four wickets in an impressive eight over spell while Connor Goodfellow, John Goodfellow and Graham Kirtley all claimed two wickets each.

Freiston also fielded well with James Reed, Ollie Warrington and keeper Tim Laverton taking good catches as Legbourne were dismissed for 94.

In reply, Jack Lawrence top scored for Freiston with 30, an innings in which he struck five boundaries.

Danny Lumley saw Freiston home with an unbeaten 19.

Qadir earlier made 15 as Freiston posted a matchwinning 95-5.