Season ends in winning draw

Sean Chamberlain hit 31 off 20 balls at Louth. EMN-140915-112539001
Sean Chamberlain hit 31 off 20 balls at Louth. EMN-140915-112539001
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Skegness 298 for 6

Louth 253 for 3

Skegness CC completed their season with a winning draw at East Lindsey rivals Louth.

Captain Norman Brackley scored a century as the seasiders posted 298 for six from their 50 overs.

And on an excellent batting wicket the home side racked up 253 for the loss of just three wickets.

Skegness got off to an uncertain start when they lost Scott Tallott in the first over, caught behind off the bowling of Tom Corden.

Brackley and Pete Houghton then put on 63 before the latter was caught by John Medler off the bowling of Louth skipper Andy Carrington.

For the next hour Brackley smacked the ball around the ground in a 80-run partnership with Paul Butler

Brendan Young (41) then joined his skipper in the middle and partnered him in a 94-run stand, before Sean Chamberlain hit 31 from 20 balls.

Brackley was the final wicket to fall in the last over, having hit 147 off 145 balls.

Louth lost an early wicket with Bell departing with the score on seven. Laurence Scott and John Medler then put on 127 before the former was caught on the boundary by Sean Chamberlain for 65.

Tom Corden then hit 57 off 51 balls in a 50-run partnership with Medler, who was finally trapped lbw when Young returned to the attack, and 69-run stand with Graham West.

Young, who was the pick of the Skegness bowlers, finished with figures of 2 for 32 off 11 overs.

Skegness - N Brackley lbw b Scott 147; S Tallott ct Milligan-Manby b Corden 0;

P Houghton ct Medler b Carrington 30; P Butler ct Bell b Keast 24; B Young ct Keast b Scott 41; S Chamberlain ct Medler b Scott 31; U Farooq not out 2; M Chamberlain not out 1; T Cuthbert); L Taylor) did not bat; S Richardson).

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Total (for 6 wkts) 298

Bowling: T Corden 15-0-91-1; A Carrington 10-2-41-1; N Keast 10-0-45-1; J Sanders 5-0-35-0; G West 4-0-28-0; L Scott 6-0-48-3.

Louth - L Scott ct S Chamberlain b Brackley 65; R Bell b Young 2; J Medler lbw b Young 81; T Corden not out 57; G West not out 22;

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Total (for 3 wkts) 253

Bowling: B Young 11-5-32-2; T Cuthbert 6-1-23-0; U Farooq 6-1-29-0; M Chamberlain 11-0-60-0; N Brackley 9-0-50-1; L Taylor 4-0-28-0; S Richardson 3-0-24-0.