Freiston LL keep up the hunt with Billingborough win

Ollie Booth.
Ollie Booth.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton kept up their pursuit of the final South Lincs and Border League Division One promotion place with a comfortable 161-run victory at Billingborough.

Batting first, Freiston made 218, enough to secure full batting points.

Richard Paul

Richard Paul

Openers Richard Paul and Connor Goodfellow put on 49 before Goodfellow was bowled for 35.

Zeeshan Saeed made 33 and Paul 30 before Abdul Moeed and Ashok Kumar added 53 for the fifth wicket.

Moeed was well caught for 31 to become the first of Stanley’s three wickets.

Kumar top scored with 36 and he was assisted by an entertaining 17 from Paul Chester as Freiston amassed 218.

Freiston started well with the ball with Tommy Atkinson clean bowling Pell in the third over.

Atkinson picked up his second when Scott edged into Ollie Booth’s hands at first slip.

Booth himself picked up two wickets, the second of which was comfortable snatched by John Goodfellow at slip.

Rizwan Qadir claimed three wickets in his six over spell as Freiston were in complete control.

Paul Chester also claimed three wickets to complete the victory for Freiston, with the hosts all out for 57.

Next Saturday Freiston welcome Skegness Seconds to the Danny Flear.