Graves Park edge past Freiston, Leake and Leverton

Mick Warrington (right).
Mick Warrington (right).

Graves Park earned a three-wicket victory as they hosted Freiston, Leake and Leverton on Saturday.

The two sides managed to dodge the showers at Graves Park and get their R.P. Smith Transport Frendly League encounter completed on the hosts’ artificial wicket.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Freiston made a disastrous star, losing thier first three wickets for just eight runs as Connor Goodfellow (one), Tim Laverton (zero) and John Goodfellow (zero) were soon dismissed.

Wickets continued to tumble, and when opener Mick Warrington was the eighth man back to the pavillion - dismissed for a stubborn 14 - things looked even worse.

The score was on just 61 at the time.

However, a 40-run last wicket stand saw the visitors pass the 100 mark.

Debutant Imtiaz Ahmad was unbeaten on 32, ably supported by Ross Warrington who made five as Freiston were dismissed for 106.

Opening bowlers Joe Gilbert (3-17) and Stuart Baker (4-4), were Park’s most successful bowlers.

In reply, Graves Park were soon forced on the back foot as the Freiston openers took control.

Ahmad followed his success with the bat by clean bowling three of the Park’s top order as he finished on figures of 3-13 in less than seven overs..

Ryan Overton claimed one wicket but conceded only three runs in the process from five overs.

A quickfire 16 from Chris Clubb put the home side back in the game, but it was captain Steve Clements who won the game for the Park.

He made an unbeaten 39, with support from Sam Holland (11), to see his side home by three wickets on 107-7.