Louth Cricket Club took on Skegness on Sunday in their first East Lindsey Cricket League division one clash of the season.
After winning the toss Skegness made a bright start to reach 52-0 with Skegness batsman Liam Taylor in particular playing well to reach 44 before falling victim to one of two catches to William Allis off the bowling of Adrian Smart.
However, Skegness then folded in what would usually be a fatal collapse of 9-63, leaving them struggling badly on 115-9.
What followed was an aggressive fight back by batsman Forman and Harris as they somehow dragged Skegness towards a competitive total of 187 runs thanks to some particularly hard hitting and aggressive batting. Harry McLellan was particularly impressive with the ball for Louth returning figures of 5-25
Louth’s reply began calmly enough as they reached 29-0. However Lee Freeman’s dismissal sparked the beginning of a collapse where Louth fell to 57-4.
However, Matt Elston and Paul Fox rescued some respectability by putting on a partnership of more than 50 before Elston fell for 47.
This partnership made it seem for a period as if Louth may even have a shout of winning the match. However, wickets eventually fell and few more runs were scored meaning Louth were eventually bowled out for 141 meaning they lost by 46 runs.
Louth’s next game will come in three weeks time when they take on Alford away from home. They will surely hope to perform more successfully than they did at Skegness and will be hoping they can. Thanks to main club sponsor Kenwick Park and also match ball sponsor Mr Roger Gott.