Haxey are Premiership champions

HAXEY Cricket Club, having been there or thereabouts all season, have found themselves champions of the Lincolnshire Premier League by just two points from runners up Barton Town.

The Isle squad needed six points from their final game at Cherry Willingham, but only managed four. However, nearest rivals Barton failed to get maximum points from their final game, leaving Haxey with the trophy.

Least said about Haxey’s final game, where 18 wickets fell for 257 runs on a wicket which was to say the least, inadequately prepared.

However, Graham Attenborough’s 5 for 37 from 11 overs is worthy a mention, as does gritty performances with the bat from Haxey’s two youngest players, Aaron Moody and Joe Scott.

In general terms, Ian Leach finished the season with the league’s highest batting average of 57.33, at a scoring rate in excess of 153 runs per 100 balls, Graham Attenborough and Mark Atkins finished second and fourth in the bowling averages and wicket keeper, Dale Coy finished the campaign with 36 victims behind the stumps, considerably more than anyone else in the division.