Broughton Evening Cricket League declared a success after returning to the scene this season
The Broughton Evening Cricket League enjoyed a successful first season, having returned to the local sporting scene after folding some years ago.
The final games of the season have now been played, with Broughton finishing champions and Appleby-Frodingham runners-up.
Six teams competed and enjoyed some excellent matches with some quality participants, as well as bringing on their youngsters throughout the 10-week season.
The committee would like to thank Mick Walker and the Scunthorpe district umpires who stood in all the games and hope there will be further interest when next season comes round.
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Having secured the title, newly-crowned champions Broughton took the opportunity to field a team of youth and experience at Luddington and despite the best efforts of a couple of old heads they suffered their first defeat.
Luddington batted first with Darren Clark and Scott Buttrick putting on an opening stand of 43 before the latter played on to a Robbie Glentworth delivery having scored 18.
Russell Fletcher joined home grown Clark and they took the total to 79 when Clark was caught by David Tierney off Oliver Wood for an excellent 39.
Broughton gave seven players two overs each and it was Robbie Ward who picked up the third wicket to fall when Fletcher was caught by Shaun Clark for 17. Then home skipper Andy Lawson was caught by wicketkeeper Sam Benson off Wood, again for eight, with the overall total on 91.
Jamie Arrowsmith then blasted a quickfire 22 not out including two huge sixes to guide Ludd to 115 for 5 from their 14 overs, Shaun Clark picking up the final wicket to fall when bowling Jason Whiteley for just a single and Oliver Wood finishing with 2 for 22 from his brace of overs.
Broughton's response got off to a flier when Robbie Glentworth smashed 13 before he was well caught in the deep by Russell Fletcher off brother Graeme's bowling.
Then Shaun Clark was caught by skipper Lawson to earn Jonathan Wroot a wicket and Broughton were stuttering on 21 for 2.
Shaun Clixby was batting well and was joined at the crease by Neil Simpson but the latter was out for four to a sharp catch by Jamie Arrowsmith off Jason Whiteley. And he quickly made it 36 for 4 when he bowled Lee Stothard for two in the sixth over.
Jake Parker and Clixby moved the total along with some good running in the face of some splendid fielding from the Isle side.
But that man Whiteley struck in the tenth over when bowling Parker for 14, and it appeared to be down to opener Clixby if Broughton were to maintain their unbeaten tag for the season.
He had reached 24 when he was superbly caught by Russell Fletcher, again out on the boundary, to earn Whiteley his fourth wicket of the innings and that heralded a collapse that saw Luddington ease to a 44-run victory.
Arron Curry picked up two wickets thanks to an excellent catch from Liam McAnaney and a straight delivery that beat Oliver Wood's defences.
But it was left to Anthony Fitzgerald to wrap things up when he bowled Sam Benson with his very first delivery, seeing Luddington to their second evening league win of the season.
(Played and points)
BROUGHTON 10 23
APP-FROD 10 20
SCUN SCORPIONS 10 18
LUDDINGTON 10 10
HIBALDSTOW 10 9
NORMANBY PARK 10 2