Grantham and Melton League: Croxton Kerrial ease past Harlaxton

Frisby's David Iliffe removes the bail of Egerton Park opener Zaheer Hussain in their Division Two match. Park won by 27 runs EMN-150519-154828002
Frisby's David Iliffe removes the bail of Egerton Park opener Zaheer Hussain in their Division Two match. Park won by 27 runs EMN-150519-154828002
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Following their thrilling two-run week against Skillington, Croxton Kerrial made it back-to-back wins against Harlaxton on Sunday.

The home side elected to bat on a good-looking track and, despite some early tight bowling from Davidson and Parker, were soon scoring well.

Richardson and Howitt quickly racked up their second 50 stand of the season, but this was soon surpassed as they looked to score heavily and passed the 100 mark and then the 150.

Howitt was dismissed first for a patient 49, but it was Richardson who grabbed the headlines with his second 100 for the club. He was eventually bowled for 119 as Croxton passed the 200 mark for the first time this season, ending their 40 overs on 206-2.

In reply, Harlaxton were soon losing wickets. Davidson was the first to go, and from then on, apart from a little resistance from Sharp and Gray, the visitors eventually limped to 118 all out.

The pick of the Croxton bowlers was David Crossland who finished with 4 for 33.

Croxton: N. Howitt 49, A. Richardson 119, E. Marsh 11*, D. Crossland 2*, Extras 25. Total: 206-2.

Harlaxton: 118.

Bowling: D. Crossland 10-3-33-4; A. Richardson 7-0-22-3; L. Aylin 10-0-35-2; N. Shelford 7-0-19-0.