East of England U25 Competition
Lincolnshire U25 beat Huntingdonshire U25 by 77 runs LINCS exacted revenge for their defeat in the competition by Hunts last season with a batting performance that set the home side too large a target to chase. Batting first, Lincs steadily piled on the
Lincolnshire U25 beat Huntingdonshire U25 by 77 runs
LINCS exacted revenge for their defeat in the competition by Hunts last season with a batting performance that set the home side too large a target to chase.
Batting first, Lincs steadily piled on the runs whilst the Hunts bolwers struggled to make an impact.
An outstanding throw from David Clarke saw the dangerous Liam Andrews dismissed for just six but Peter Morgan and opener Rob Cook steadied the innings with a stand of 40.
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After Morgan's dismissal, Paul Cook contributed 64 before Hymie Bentley took Lincs to 168 for 4-12 overs remaining.
Rob Cook ended the innings unbeaten with 153 runs from just 162 balls as Hunts leaked 95 runs from the last six overs.
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On a bad day for the Hunts bowlers, Paul Swannell's 3-72 from 10 overs with one maiden were the best figures.
With a huge total of 292 to chase, Hunts started their batting cautiously against a pacey, accurate attack.
It took Hunts almost 18 overs to reach the 50 mark, by which time they had lost Alan Burton for 11 and Adam Cousins for a duck.
Josh Brodie and David Clarke put on 25 each, however, while Swannell and Martin Hair added 60 for the fifth wicket.
Any hopes Hunts might have had of chasing Lincs down were dashed soon after as three wickets fell for one run in just seven balls.
Despite the setback, Jay Szwajbak hit 20 and Basherat Hussain 52 for the eighth wicket before Hussain reached his fifty on the last ball of the innings to finish unbeaten.