2nd XI Match Report – 15th August 2015


Grantham 2nds travelled to Sleaford, knowing that they would be in for a tough day against one of the leagues form sides. Sleaford had no hesitation in batting first after winning the toss but found the going tough as both Simon Oakes and Danny Ashley bowled in good areas to restrict Godby and Sneath. It was Ashley (3 for 35) who made the breakthrough, dismissing both openers before Sleaford then rebuilt through Wilson and Ben Bulmer. Both recorded 50’s but Grantham’s pace-off bowlers kept the run rate to a below par chase of 190.Birthday Boy Joe Farmer recorded figures of 5 for 47 from 10 overs.

The reply started at a good pace but the loss of wickets threatened to stall the chase but the stand out batter was James Cameron-Clarke (65), flaying any width offered by the Sleaford bowlers. Contributions from Martin Parmley and Danny Bates with 25 a piece helped to keep the reply on course but there were some nerve jangling overs towards the end. Gaz Bennett (38 No) stood tall and steered Grantham home with one wicket and three balls to spare to record an excellent win for Grantham.