FREISTON, Leake and Leverton earned a derby victory over Graves Park...
Freiston LL 1sts 172, Graves Park 133 - Freiston won by 39 runs
A SUPERB team performance from Freiston, Leake and Leverton made it five league wins in a row with a comfortable victory over rivals Graves Park.
After being put in to bat on a damp and tricky wicket, Freiston lost opener Zeeshan Saeed early for just six.
However, Richard Paul and Sunil Panjwani batted sensibly to see off the new ball.
The pair added 59 before Paul was trapped lbw by Hodgson.
Panjwani looked in good form as he made 40 before being well caught at mid wicket.
Stewart Kirtley played aggressively for his 23 before he was adjudged lbw.
Anwar Ul Haq made a quickfire 28 continuing his fine form, but Freiston then lost quick wickets with R. Lawson taking four wickets.
Charles Lenton (nine) and Ollie Booth (15 not out) batted well in the final overs to ensure Freiston reached a good score.
With the ball it was once more Ul Haq who took the first wicket having the dangerous King trapped lbw.
Tommy Atkinson had Stephenson caught at slip by John Goodfellow and Ul Haq also had Hodgson well caught by Lenton.
A 32-run fourth wicket partnership between Gray and Jon Lamyman frustrated Freiston, but Ollie Booth had Gray caught by Atkinson for eight.
With the required rate rising, Freiston kept the pressure on the batsmen, resulting in Woodward being bowled by Ashok Kumar.
Goodfellow then had Maskell well caught by a tumbling Panjwani.
Lamyman brought up his 50 but he lacked support as Graves Park were unable to score at the required rate.
The impressive Kumar had Ashton caught by Atkinson.
The league’s leading wicket taker, Ollie Booth, finished off the innings by having R. Lawson caught at mid off by Atkinson before pulling off a super caught-and-bowled to conclude Lamyman’s innings of 62.
Graves Park were bowled out for 133, giving Freiston victory by 39 runs.
l RAIN and subsequent unfit bowling run-ups put paid to an exciting game at Louth in the R.P. Smith Friendly League.
Freiston Seconds looked well poised at 100-3 after 26 overs.
Richard Paul was unbeaten on 46 whilst Stewart Kirtley had earlier made 31.