Cricket: Haxey clinch championship title

Haxey B.   Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Haxey B. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

There were further celebrations across the Isle this weekend as another cricket side were confirmed champions - with three matches to go.

Haxey Cricket Club’s second team have enjoyed a formidable season - one which has seen them cruise at the summit for some time.

And following a solid win over bottom club Nettleham at the weekend, the Isle side were confirmed as champions of the Lincolnshire League’s Division Two.

The squad are leaps ahead of nearest rivals Hartsholme and still have a trio of matches to go.

The victory over Nettleham saw match-winning performances from bowlers Jonathan Stanser and Wasim Ahmed too.

See more on this story, Outcasts’ KO Cup triumph and a full Isle round-up in this week’s Epworth Bells - out August 29.