Skegness 2nds suffer heavy defeat at Sleaford

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Sleaford 2nds 217 for 5

Skegness 2nds 132 all out

Skegness 2nds suffered an 85-run defeat after being bowled out for 132 at Sleaford on Saturday.

The thorn in their side was Sleaford’s James Rickett, whose eight-wicket haul sealed their fate.

The Sleaford bowler finished with figures of eight for 25 off his 10.3 overs. And he had a hand in a ninth wicket, catching opener Dan Nuttall off the bowling of David Harrop.

Earlier Sleaford had set the seasiders a target of 218 with an unbeaten century from Paul Roberts the highlight.

Openers Nuttall (37) and Alistair Ainsworth (30) gave them a solid start in reply, but Skegness had no answer to the Rickett wicket machine.

On Saturday Skegness 2nds entertain Grantham at Richmond Drive (1.30pm start).

Sleaford 2nds - S Godby lbw b Brant 7; P Roberts not out 100; P Sneath run out 14; C Morris

c and b Chamberlain 35; J Rickett lbw b Kumar 30; J Mountain ct Taylor b Kumar 2; T Lee

not out 0; D Harrop) M Neaverson) did not bat R Collings) G Goddard)

Extras 29 Total (for 5 wkts) 217

Bowling - D Nuttall 12-2-48-0; L Taylor 4-1-23-0; A Sylvester 4-0-18-0; A Kumar 11-0-46-2; R Brant 6-1-14-1; M Chamberlain 8-0-54-1.

Skegness - D Nuttall ct Rickett b Harrop 37; A Ainsworth b Rickett 30; R Brant lbw b Rickett; 4 D Jacobs b Roberts 1; A Sylvester b Rickett 7; L Taylor ct Collings b Rickett

19; M Chamberlain ct Neaverson b Rickett 1; J Elsom b Rickett 0; A Kumar not out 7; S Rowson b Rickett 2; L Rowson ct Lee b Rickett 7.

Extras 16 Total (all out) 132

Bowling - G Goddard 8-1-31-0; R Collings 7-1-25-0; D Harrop 5-1-23-1; J Rickett 10.3-3-25-8; P Roberts 6-2-23-1.