Freiston LL top the table following six-wicket success

Oliver Booth.
Oliver Booth.

Table-topping Freiston, Leake and Leverton Firsts earned a six-wicket victory at Belton Park Seconds on Saturday.

Victory sees them sit 14 points clear of Lindum in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two, although they have played one extra match than their closest rivals.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat.

But they found the Freiston bowlers in top form, and they were dismissed for 86 runs in the 41st over.

Oliver Booth led by example as he took five wickets for the loss of 21 runs from his 12 overs, four of which were maidens.

Tommy Atkinson also chipped in with two wickets for the loss of 15 runs.

Four of his 10 overs were also maidens.

Mustafa Butt (1-16), Zakir Gatta (1-17) and Ryan Overton (1-11) also sent batsmen back to the pavillion.

For Belton Park, Tom Oates top scored with 23 runs, while Richard Cocks also reached double figures with 10.

With the bat, Freiston set about chasing their winning target, reaching 90 for the loss of four wickets within 18 overs.

Opener Waseem Ilyas led the way with 39 runs.

Stewart Kirtley added 17 to the total while runs from Richard Paul, Charles Lenton and Zeeshan Saeed saw them over the line.

Freiston’s East Lindsey League side were beaten by 42 runs at home to Alford and District.

Freiston won the toss and elected to bowl, but the away side finished their 40 overs on 172 runs for the loss of nine wickets.

Taimur Mian took four of the Alford wickets, while Waseem Ilyas (two), Tommy Atkinson, Haris Nadeem and Richard Paul each claimed victims.

But 63 from Sam Perry and 38 from Tom Perry swung the contest.

With the bat, Freiston reached 130 runs before being dismissed with five overs left to go.

Mian top scored for Freiston, Leake and Leverton with his knock of 22.

East Lindsey XI captain Richard Paul added 19 and Stewart Kirtley struck 19.

Further runs came from Oliver Booth (17).