Arran helps England’s women to victory

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LOUTH cricketer Arran Brindle smashed a quick-fire 29 to help England Women warm up for their summer series with a 51-run win over Ireland.

Brindle also bowled two overs for just eight runs as the side prepared for their summer one-day series with India.

Back at home, Louth’s cricketers were trounced by 157 runs in their weekend clash with Bracebridge Heath.

An unbeaten century from Brett Houston took the hosts to 241-5 before Matt Bradley helped himself to five Louth wickets for only 29 runs.

Louth’s reply saw them bowled out for just 84 and the result leaves them fourth from bottom in the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League with just two wins from their ten games.

Meanwhile Grimoldby U13s, U15s and the academy team all beat the weather to pick up wins.

The U13s and U15s secured comfortable wins over Skegness and Louth respectively and both made it through to the next round of the East Lindsey knockout.

The academy team saw off Louth 3rds by nine runs thanks to half centuries from Andy Clark and Kully Baines to reach 171.