Hodgson takes five in Freiston LL draw

Martin Hodgson.
Martin Hodgson.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton tied with Burgh and District - after both sides were dismissed for 117.

In this South Lincs and Border League Division Two fixture, neither side could snatch victory.

Burgh started well with the bat on a pitch which favoured the bowlers, with Philip Sharp (26) and Peter Blackmore (19) setting a good platform for their team.

John Goodfellow dismissed Blackmore, well caught by Connor Goodfellow, and Sharp was then bowled by Martin Hodgson attempting a big shot.

Ashley Redgard made 27 before becoming the second of Hodgson’s victims.

At 82-3, Burgh were in a strong position, but good bowling spells from Ollie Booth and Hodgson saw Burgh bowled out for 117.

Hodgson took five wickets in total and Booth took four wickets as Burgh collapsed dramatically.

After a heavy rain shower during the interval the pitch became more bowler friendly exhibiting a range of different levels of bounce.

The combination of Burgh’s opening bowlers and the dubious wicket accounted for Freiston’s top order.

Martin Hodgson battled well against conditions, making a superb 34.

Ollie Booth (28 not out) looked to be steering Freiston to victory batting with good intent.

However an unfortunate run out when the scores were level denied Freiston victory.

In the East Lindsey League, Freiston LL were beaten by Alford.

The hosts posted 212-9, Freiston finishing on 142-9.