Skeg ease into fifth place in league

Lincolnshire ECB Premier League

Hartsholme 107 all out

Skegness 110 for 2

Such was the Skegness dominance that what should have been a 100-over match, turned out to be one of just 60 overs.

The seasiders showed basement side Hartsholme no mercy as they skittled them out for just 107.

Then they knocked the runs off with ease to consolidate their fifth place in the league table.

Whether this provides the necessary confidence boost as they prepare for this weekend’s journey to table topping Woodhall Spa remains to be seen but Skegness can be satisfied with a job well done.

Hartsholme, from Lincoln, who Skegness had already beaten once this season, put up little resistance as opening bowlers Sean Williams and Umar Farooq had them teetering on 33 for 4 with two wickets apiece.

That soon became 51 for 5 when Saeed Bariwala joined the attack.

He and Dan Milgate had the rest of the visitors’ batsmen in a spin as they struggled to reach three figures.

The fact that they did pass the 100 mark was largely due to their biggest partnership of the day, 34 for the tenth wicket stand between Mike Arundall and Martin Shillito.

With recent wins against champions Haxey and Bracebridge Heath under their belts, the Lincoln side had been expected to compete with the inconsistent seasiders but it wasn’t to be.

A 65-run second wicket partnership between Bariwala and Aussie Jarrod Hoskin put paid to any hopes of a fightback and the seasiders romped home in just 24.1 overs.

Both Hoskin and Bariwala hit seven fours in knocks of 41 and 39 respectively.

Hartsholme - M Hale ct Chamberlain b Farooq 1; A Bunn b Williams 9; K Spence b Williams 2;

M Wooldridge ct Houghton b Williams 8; T Brown lbw b Bariwala 8; R Genge ct Houghton b Milgate 25; H Rush ct Farooq b Milgate 1; L Moir-Holland st Chamberlain b Bariwala 4; J Benson ct Milgate b Bariwala 1; M Arundall ct Brackley b Milgate 15; M Shillito not out

11 .

Extras 22 Total (all out) 107

Bowling - S Williams 10-1-22-2; U Farooq 6-0-27-2; D Milgate 11.5-2-34-3; S Bariwala 8-3-14-3.

Skegness - S Bariwala b Arundall 39; R Lovelace ct Wooldridge b Shillito 12; J Hoskin

not out 41; U Farooq not out 12; P Houghton) P Butler) N Brackley) D Milgate) did not bat

S Chamberlain) S Williams) M Forman).

Extras 6. Total (for 2 wkts) 110

Bowling - M Shillito 6-1-33-1; H Rush 5-1-27-0; R Genge 3-0-6-0; J Benson 6.1-0-22-0; M Arundall 4-1-21-1.