Grantham met Sleaford at Lindum on Saturday 18 September 2021 in the Premier league play-off final and had an outstanding afternoon winning by some 230 runs. Winning the toss and deciding to bat first they amassed a total of 296 runs with an impressive display. After two quick wickets Joe Kendall and Ben Coddington enjoyed an excellent partnership with both scoring half centuries. They were replaced by James Dobson and Carl Wilson who, in turn scored 50 each in a mature and very well paced innings.
After a quick resumption, Dobson capped a man of the match performance with some outstanding bowling and soon a weakened Sleaford side due to Covid withdrawals, were in trouble. An outstanding catch by Carl Wilson diving to his left started the Sleaford collapse. Supported well by Curtis Free the wickets continued to fall and Dobson with 4 and Free with 3 made sure the total was never threatened. Mason Hildreth mopped up the tail to finish a one-sided match.
A great day for Grantham having come second in the league to win the play-off for the second time. James Dobson was named Man of the Match and afterwards at the end of season awards wicketkeeper Carl Wilson won the Keeping award while Jaden Fell and Mason Hildreth both won the U19 awards for Best Batsman and Bowler in the league.
With a very season successful season for the Junior section and more players joining the lower teams, a fine season of progress for the Club who look forward to the next season full of optimism and confidence. For joining and winter training details and please contact Chantal Davidge on firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07906125183