4th XI Match Report – 25th April 2015


A 10 man 4th team restricted Spalding to 145 off 45 overs. Wickets from Alex Hackney, Dave Langford and Mason Hildreth (début) along with 2 run-outs gained 3 bowling points.
Spalding never got to grips with the bowling of the other debutants, Harry Robinson and Jaden Fell.  Grantham got off to a flyer and were coasting at 65-1 before a middle order collapse saw 3 quick wickets fall. The ever dependable Dave Langford held it together and reached 57 before falling lbw. Alex Hackney and Nick Fruin then made a late dash for the win as they took the Spalding spin attack apart. Unfortunately the missing man was to cost the game when Spalding mopped up the tail with the return of pace just 9 runs short.