Haxey cricketers secure Lincolnshire ECB Premier League championship
Haxey clinched the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League championship in the penultimate weekend of the season with a slender two-wicket win over Woodhall Spa on Saturday, Graham Attenborough leading the way with 67 for the Isle of Axholme villagers.
Challengers Skegness lost their chance of honours, going down by eight wickets to Sleaford.
Bracebridge Heath moved into second but are 20 behind Haxey.
These sides meet in the final game of the season. But if points are level at the close, Haxey take the title with the highest number of wins.
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Haxey only re-gained a place in the Lincolnshire ECB Premier this season, having been relegated back to the Lincolnshire County Cricket League and then securing the Lincs League championship.
New signing Paul Bell, the former Barton Town opening bowler, has gained a major haul of wickets this season for Haxey.
LINCS ECB PREMIER - SATURDAY
Louth 200-9 (Hamilton 50), Bracebridge Heath 201-8 (Houston 65); Woodhall Spa 163 (Lovelace 71), Haxey 165-8 (Attenborough 67, O'Brien 6-43); Skegness 134, Sleaford 137-2 (Parks 61no); Market Deeping 181-7 (Gillett 60), Hartsholme 185-6 (Rush 93); Lindum 183-5 (Hornsby 53), Grimsby 167 (Snell 53, Warwick 53, de Silva 5-33); Bourne 284-5 (Louth 145no), Boston 262 (J Cheer 82).
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Premier division: South Kelsey 149, Alford 150 for two; Barton Town 277 for eight declared, Alkborough 168 for nine; Scunthorpe Town 188 for three, Caistor 126 for eight; Broughton 102, Cherry Willingham 103 for no wicket; Cleethorpes 2nds 233 for six, Messingham 236 for seven.
Division one: Appleby-Frodingham 2nds 229 for three, Cleethorpes 3rds 204; Horncastle 48, Scothern 49 for four; Outcasts 128, Bracebridge Heath 2nds 129 for three.
Division two: Messingham 2nds 163 for nine, Grimsby Town 2nds 165 for six; Nettleham 2nds v Alkborough 2nds, Owmby 145 for seven, Washingborough 100; Hartsholme 2nds 128 for eight, Scunthorpe Town 2nds 129 for two.
Division three: Broughton 2nds 140 for nine, Cherry Willingham 2nds 141 for one; Outcasts 2nds 66, Haxey 2nds 67 for one; Cleethorpes 4ths (unable to raise a team) conceded to South Kelsey 2nds; Hibaldstow 113, Laportes 75.
Division four Old Lincolnians 273, Hykeham 94; Immingham Blossom Way 97, Market Rasen 2nds 98 for two; Scothern 2nds 198, Scunthorpe Town 3rds 109; Morton 147, Keelby 2nds 150 for three.
LINCS LEAGUE - SUNDAY
Division one: Holton-le-Clay 194 for seven, Cleethorpes 3rds 146.