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Garfoot leads the victory charge in only match to beat Saturday's rain




Billingborough were the only side to beat the wet weather on Saturday as they recorded their second win of the South Lincs and Border League season.

They defeated Freiston by two wickets in a close Premier Division contest which saw Dylan Garfoot in superb form for the hosts.

Garfoot smashed eight fours and five sixes as his 86 runs helped Billingborough pass their visitors' target of 154 all out.

Jed Humphries took three wickets for Billingborough (12063949)
Jed Humphries took three wickets for Billingborough (12063949)

Freiston had won the toss and elected to bat first with Billingborough making an early breakthrough as Jed Humphries caught and bowled opener Richard Paul with 21 runs on the board.

Zeeshan Saeed and Waseem Ilyas then put on 68 runs for the second wicket before they were both removed in quick succession.

Ilyas was caught by Ellie Stanley off the bowling for Mickey Atkins for 26 before Atkins successfully held onto a catch from Paul Goodwin to snare Saeed for Freiston's top score of 48 just seven runs later.

Atkins then had Sunil Panjwani caught by Jonathon Payne to leave the visitors on 99-4 as Billingborough contined to enjoy regular success.

Goodwin grabbed his second wicket to end his eight over spell with 2-23, courtesy of a Euan Boswell catch which accounted for Abdul Moeed.

Humphries (3-51 off seven) and Richard Wells (1-23 off four) then helped reduce Freiston to 145-9 with the latter also claiming a run-out.

Atkins then claimed the final wicket, following a catch by Wells, to finish with 3-24 from 7.3 overs and dismiss Freiston for 154.

Garfoot then led the Billingborough reply in style by smashing 77 runs in an 102-run stand with Ellie Stanley for the first wicket.

Stanley was trapped leg before by Zakir Gatta who also went on to remove Garfoot after a catch by Taimur Mian.

Moeed then took out three quick Billingborough wickets before adding a run out while Mian bagged a brace as the home middle order struggled.

But Robert Arnold smashed a six and a four in an unbeaten 11 to guide Billingborough home to a two-wicket win inside 30 overs.

The remaining South Lincs and Border League matches were washed out as was the Lincolnshire Premier League games involving Bourne and Market Deeping.

The Cambs League Division Two derby between Stamford and Ufford Park also fell foul of the wet weather with no games involving Stamford and Rutland sides going ahead in either the Leicestershire or Hunts leagues.



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