Plenty of highlights as Moulton Harrox continue winning run

Half centuries from Chris Beale and Josh Newton ensured Moulton Harrox continued their good start to the new South Lincs and Border League season.

They comprehensively beat Freiston by 105 runs on Saturday to make it two wins from two.

Beale opened the batting and gave his side a great start alongside Joseph Broomfield.

The latter was run out for 24 but Newton gave the innings further imputes.

Beale hit 55 and Newton 77, an innings that included eight fours and a six.

The introduction of Zakir Gatta checked Moulton’s momentum.

He claimed both Beale and Newton’s wickets on his way to 5-47.

Moulton closed on 208-7 from their 40 overs.

That proved plenty as Freiston struggled to keep up with the required rate.

Their number five Usman Ahmed top scored, but Moulton allowed no-one to go on and make the needed big score to trouble the target.

Nohman Jarral (2-33), Lawrence Rayner (1-23) and Louis Greetham (2-24) were among the wicket for Harrox.

Broomfield too was economical with his eight overs going for just 13 runs.
But it was Jack Barnett who mopped up the tail.

In just 4.2 overs he took 4-7 to leave Freiston 104 all out in the 32nd over.

*Moulton’s 2nd XI also enjoyed a big 100 plus run win over Freiston in East Two on Sunday.

Like the 1st XI they batted first and an opener enjoyed a half century.
Danny Jackson was the star with a fine knock of 68.

He remained steady even when Harrox lost three wickets without troubling the scorers to leave them on 45-4.

Both Stephen Coles (26) and Curtis Todd (18) provided partnerships of 54 and 34 respectively to push the score towards 150.

But no other batsmen made double figures despite Jackson pushing the score on to 133 before he fell.

Moulton were 140 all out in the 37th over, with Ryan Overton taking 5-39 and Tom Appleyard 3-27.

Moulton, led by the excellent Coles, then reduced Freiston to 16-5.

They rallied to 37-5, but then lost the last five wickets for nine runs to be bowled out for 45 with only 21 overs having been completed.

Coles took 5-21 from his 1-0 overs and Carl Lamming 2-17 as the pair did most of the damage.

There was still time for Curtis Todd to bowl to take 2-1 from two overs and Tom Richardson-Woodward to claim a wicket and not concede a run from his three balls as Moulton won by 95 runs.

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