Freiston LL win the East Lindsey T20 Cup

The victorious Freiston LL T20 team.
The victorious Freiston LL T20 team.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton have won the East Lindsey Twenty20 Cup, recording a superb victory over reigning champions Alford.

Haris Nadeem gave Freiston the perfect start as he ran out Lempard, while Ollie Booth clean bowled Irving.

Waseem Ilyas had Perry caught behind by Zeeshan Saeed before a stunning diving catch from Nadeem gave Darren Tate the wicket of Wightwick.

Ilyas clean bowled White before seeing Perry well caught by Stewart Kirtley as Alford finished on 105-7.

In response, Freiston reached 106-2 as openers Waseem Ilyas (34) and Zeeshan Saeed (56 not out) put on a vital 69 for the first wicket.

Stewart Kirtley added (11) before Saeed hit the winning runs.

Freiston had moved into the final with a comfortable victory over Skegness.

Graham Kirtley’s economical bowling set the tone while wickets fell to Taimur Mian, Kirtley and Darren Tate.

Brackley hit 39 for Skegness before being clean bowled by Booth in the final over, Booth finishing with figures of 3-24 as Skegness set Freiston 106 to win.

Zeeshan Saeed (57 not out), Stewart Kirtley (24) and Sunil Panjwani (nine not out) helped Freiston to victory within 14 overs.

In the South Lincs and Border League Division Two, Freiston defeated Grantham Thirds by 160 runs.

After posting 257, Freiston dismissed their opponents for 97.

Promoted Freiston are nine points behind leaders Lindum Thirds, with one match left to go.

Sunil Panjwani hit 80 runs while Darren Tate took six wickets.

Freiston were indebted to Panjwani and Stewart Kirtley who put on a superb 111 in 13 overs.

Kirtley made 53 as he passed his half century.

Zeeshan Saeed and Charles Lenton both made 37.

Darren Tate (6-37) picked up the first four and final two wickets.

Freiston’s fielding also impressed, Tate held onto a sharp return chance whilst a direct hit from Haris Nadeem saw Stevens run out.

Graham Kirtley claimed two wickets and Lenton picked up one.