Poor batting costs Freiston

A poor batting display from Freiston saw their first team defeated at Moulton by 105 runs.

After Moulton had made 208 in good batting conditions, Freiston subsided to 103 all out after a range of poor strokes.

Freiston had done well with the ball to restrict their hosts. An improved bowling and fielding effort was initially rewarded when Usman Ahmed ran out Broomfield for 24.

Beale (55) and Newton (77) put Moulton in a strong position, but Freiston did well to restrict boundaries.

Zakir Gatta dismissed both Beale and Newton, and Freiston took regular wickets towards the end of the Moulton innings.

With wickets falling Moulton were unable to take advantage of the final overs, as Freiston restricted them to 208, with Gatta the pick of the Freiston attacked with 5-47.

Freiston’s reply never got going, with wickets falling at regular intervals.

Zeeshan Saeed made 17 and Waseem Ilyas 18, but no Freiston batsman was able to make a significant contribution.

Usman Ahmed top scored with 27 but he was caught in the covers to become Greetham’s second wicket.

Barnett cleaned up the Freiston lower order with four wickets, as Freiston were all out for only 103.

Freiston L&L 2nd XI (45 all out) lost to Moulton Harrox 2nd XI (140 all out) by 95 runs.

Freiston’s second eleven also fielded and bowled well, but were once more let down by their batting.

Freiston seconds did well to dismiss the counter-parts from Moulton for 140. Ryan Overton led the way for Freiston with the ball, taking his first five wicket haul.

Danny Jackson top scored for the visitors with 68, and he was well supported by Coles (26) and Todd (17). Tom Appleyard took three wickets for Freiston.

With the bat Freiston were in trouble early. They were unable to cope with opening bowlers Coles and Lamming. Coles claimed five wickets for Moulton. For Freiston, only Mick Stapleton (10) and JP Horton (23) made double figures.

Freiston were all out for 44, and will hope for an improved performance on Saturday when they travel to Grantham thirds.

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