Louth and Alford and District set for cricket action

Sides face competitive action this weekend...

Action time. Photo: Getty Images
Action time. Photo: Getty Images

Cricket returns to Louth CC this weekend as the club looks forward to to competitive action.

The Seconds and Taverners will both be in action.

First up are the Seconds, who will host Hartsholme Firsts at London Road in the Lincolnshire County League First Division (1.30pm).

On Sunday the Taverners will also get their campaign underway in the East Lindsey Cricket League (1pm).

Barton Town Sunday Firsts will be the visitors.

Louth Firsts will get their Lincolnshire ECB Premier Division campaign underway the following weekend, on April 24, when they host Woodhall Spa.

Alford and District CC will also be in action this weekend.

The Seconds will entertain Horncastle Firsts in a friendly on Saturday (noon).

On Sunday Alford will entertain Skegness in East Lindsey League action (1pm).

Alford Firsts begin their Lincoln and District County League First Division campaign on April 24, away at Hibaldstow.

Sides can once again look forward to what they hope to be a fiull campaign for the first time since 2019, after last year’s action was affected by Covid-19 and lockdown.

Alford’s East Lindsey side picked up five points on Sunday as their contest against Holton Le Clay was abandoned.

On Saturday the club secured a friendly win against Freiston, Leake and Leverton.

Alford made 283 off 45 overs, whilst Freiston replied with 237.

Freiston struggled with the ball and in the field, as Alford raced to 200-1.

Openers George Gregory (87) and Jake McGloughlin (43) both took full advantage whilst Alford skipper Jack Wightwick made a enterprising 81.

Freiston improved once the top three had been dismissed but the damage was already done, Alford finishing their overs on 283-5.

Freiston looked better with the bat but fell 46 short of victory.

Wightwick took four Freistoin wickets and Charlie Whitehill two. Samuel Chatterton and David Whitehill also claimed victims.