Weekend Report – 2nd & Sunday XI – 19/20th September


2nd XI Report

Grantham 2nd XI suffered defeat to league winners Bourne 2nd XI. Bourne’s top order did not get off to the greatest of starts after opening bowlers Jared Hackney (4-52) and Rahul Kumar (2-44) toppled Bourne’s top order reducing them to 43-5. But, a fantastic knock from Ben Woodward (138*) guided Bourne to a competitive total. Woodward’s knock included 18, 4’s and 2, 6’s his knock involved only 93 balls.           

Grantham’s openers got off to steady start, with Martin Parmley (42) showing any real fight against Bourne’s bowlers. But, after his dismissal wickets fell regularly and Grantham were bowled out for 129. Freddie Arlott (3-37) was the pick of the bowlers picking.

Sunday XI Report

Grantham’s final game of the season came in a fantastic win against local rivals Belvoir. Grantham’s batting display was centered around Grantham’s young captain and opener Jaden Fell. After the fixture had be re arranged to be played at Grantham, Fell was able to punish any wayward bowling and finished on an impressive 166*. His batting partner Mathew Barry (51) was an excellent support for his captain. Daniel Wade (2-27) was the pick of the Belvoir bowlers.

Belvoir made an excellent start to there chase and were very much within the required run, however, after the dismissal of Adam Walker (45) it was very much left to Belvoir’s other opener Lewis Dann who himself fought hard, however, his batting partners were unable to keep up with the growing rate, and Dann would be dismissed for an impressive 103. Grantham made use of the opportunity giving 9 outfielders the chance to bowl in the match. Alex Hackney was the standout picking up 4-34 in his 7 overs. It has been a fantastic short season for the young Grantham side who have fielded with a majority of u18’s in the side giving them the perfect opportunity to play senior cricket, including having stand in captain Jaden Fell leading the side after an unfortunate injury to chairman and Sunday captain Ian Mihill in his first game of the season.