Lincolnshire doctors beat Hull counterparts in cricket friendly

United Lincs Hospital Trust XI EMN-150608-112153002
United Lincs Hospital Trust XI EMN-150608-112153002

Louth CC played host to a match with a difference as two teams of doctors played a friendly at London Road.

A United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust XI took on their counterparts from Hull in what proved a tight affair.

Hull skipper Dr Arun won the toss and put the hosts into bat, and the Lincolnshire team started well with an opening stand of 45, Dr Naeem scoring a rapid 34 early on.

Sensible batting continued with Ian Mark and Linu Mathews scoring 33 and 43 respectively, to keep the scoring at a reasonable run rate. Dr Laghari added 25 as the ULHT team posted 173-5 from their allocated 30 overs.

Dr Chitnus was the pick of the Hull bowlers with figures of 2 for 10 from his four overs. It was a decent score, but the ULHT doctors knew they had to bowl and field well on a good batting track.

Hull doctors started in good fashion with an opening stand of 55 thanks to Dr Paresh, but wickets then fell regularly as the ULHT bowlers kept things under control.

Paresh continued his aggressive batting but no-one was able to support him as the ULHT doctors bowled a good line and length and fielded well.

Dr Naeem and Suresh Pillai took two wickets apiece with skipper Ahmed, Chris Lee and Dr Rabbani taking one wicket each.

With two late run-outs, ULHT managed to defend their total despite a very attacking and entertaining 91 from Paresh.

His wicket brought the end of the match as the home side won by 14 runs.

Thanks to the tea ladies Charlotte and Cathy, along with her two daughters, and to Will Allis for his umpiring.

ULHT doctors soon hope to travel to Hull for a return game at Swanland.