Cricket: Welcome reprieve for Haxey after solid win

Haxey's Tom Wraith. Picture: Andrew Roe
Haxey's Tom Wraith. Picture: Andrew Roe

Haxey CC have offered themselves hope of avoiding the drop following a solid victory over Caistor.

The first team travelled to face their midtable Lincolnshire County League Premier Division counterparts - winning by nine runs.

Contributing to that run-rate was opener Thomas Wraith who celebrated his half century before being caught for 51.

Each Haxey player contributed to the side’s final score of 150 all out - with youngster Joe Scott claiming second top-scoring spot for Haxey with 27.

Paul Jackson was the pick of the bowlers for Caistor, snaring 4-35.

In response, the impressive Josh Savage and Joe Scott got to work as the pair downed openers Harry Boulton and Gareth Johnson who failed to score.

Those early dismissals saw Caistor struggle to gain momentum before Kieran Brooker offered some respite with 58 before being bowled by South African Savage.

After that, the runs gradually petered out for a total score of 141 all out.

Savage claimed figures of 5-44 as skipper Mark Atkins took 2-18 and youngster Scott 2-32.

Haxey sit four points clear of the bottom two.

Elsewhere, it was not such good news for Haxey’s second and third teams as the pair lost to Owmby and Appleby Frodingham respectively.

Owmby’s 214-6 proved too far a total for the bottom-placed seconds in the Lincolnshire County League First Division.

Frederick Stevens collected 4-56 and Haxey could only respond with 167-9 (Lewis Mann 67no).

In the North Lindsey League Division One, Haxey hosted Appleby Frodingham with both vying for top spot.

However, the Isle men began with 88 all out as the visitors replied comfortably with 89-1.

Cameron Farr picked up Haxey’s solitary wicket for 17 runs.