CRICKET: Barrowby survive relegation on final day of Grantham and Melton season

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Grantham & Melton Association

Division One

Sileby 88 all out

Barrowby 89-2

IN his last game as Barrowby skipper, Drew Barnes had a day to remember as his side narrowly avoided relegation with a thumping win.

Barrowby found wickets hard to come by early on. However, the change of bowlers proved effective as Barnes (5-21) produced a telling spell. M. Veasey (1-22) provided support.

S. Young (2-6) polished off the innings leaving a chase of 89, with A. Hackett (24) and J. Preston (22) batting well.

Barrowby lost two early wickets but Barnes (60no) completed a good day for himself by knocking off the runs in quick time.

Division Three

Croxton 205-2 Melton 206-5

CROXTON won the toss and elected to bat. Both openers began well. With the score at 49, Richardson was trapped LBW for 14. Then Tom Davey with Leon Aylin began taking the attack to the home side.

Davey was eventually caught and bowled for a well made 44, his highest for the club, the pair putting on 134 for the second wicket. Aylin finished on 107no.

In reply, the home side set off with all guns blazing with the opening pair putting on 100.

Potter eventually fell for 104, caught off the bowling of Aylin.There was a flurry of wickets, but the home side reached their target with eight overs to spare. Best bowler was Aylin (3-26).