Luffenham aim for top

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NORTH Luffenham have their eyes set on promotion and got their challenge off to a great start on Saturday.

Luffenham beat Pinchbeck by 30 runs in the South Lincs and Border League’s third tier, and according to captain Dave Brew they played well below their best.

The skipper, whose left-arm, medium pace balls claimed five wickets for just 14 runs said: “We were pretty rusty. It was pleasing to win but not one of the best performances.

“Three of us made 30s or 40s but I would not say we were firing on all cylinders.

“We made hard work of it. We gave away 40 extras, of which 25 were wides.”

After coming third last summer, Brew says his side has what it takes to win the division this season.

He said: “We are hoping to win the league this year. All the teams were outclassed by Stamford last year. Now I think we are as strong as anyone.”

But he added: “A lot will depend upon player availability. If we have the same players available each week we can do well.”