LOCAL CRICKET: Luddington claim impressive win

Darren Clark
Darren Clark

Andrew Lawson and Darren Clark stole the show for Luddington as they recorded an excellent 132 run win over Messingham.

Lawson (112) and Clark (94) did the damage as the openers ensured it would be a tough day for the home side.

Danny Taylor then added 25 with Graham Clark contributing 36, both men caught off the bowling of Neil Birkitt.

Jamie Arrowsmith was the last man to go for the visitors for ten, as Luddington completed their alloted overs with 292 runs.

In response, Messingham looked to start well, but Graham Clark took the first three wickets with only Martyn Snell (16) reaching double figures of the three in a good start with the ball for Luddington.

Clark completed a five wicket haul, before Arron Curry took each of the final four wickets of the day at the expense of 37 runs to ensure a big win for Luddington.

The North Lindsey League also got into full swing over the bank holiday, and Division Two saw two Isle sides in action.

Crowle Outcasts bowled Normanby Park out for 78 with youngsters Jackson and Cowling hitting 16 and 15 respectively, Scott Buttrick taking 3-8, skipper Graeme Fletcher 3-18 and Deol Singh 3-21.

Josh Bramhill made 44 not out and John Stokoe 33 as they cruised to victory with no loss of wickets.

Similarly at Misterton the home side were bowled out for 74 as Darren Emmingham top scored with 25. Cowling and Joe Taylor picked up three and two wickets respectively.

Jerry Thomas then hit 37 not out and Chris Nash 25 guided Hibaldstow to their target.