Sunday side back to winning ways

Morton Cricket Club’s Sunday side returned to winning ways on their long trip to Boston.

Winning the toss Morton elected to bat first on a typical fast wicket at Boston.

Opener Chris Needham led the way with a good 82 runs, supported by Matt Gleadell with 48 to see the side move to 204 for 8 from their 40 overs.

In reply only Boston’s number three batsman showed any resistance to the bowling attack with a bludgeoning 54, and Boston ending their innings on 115.

Steve Butroid was again the pick of the Morton bowlers, picking up 4 for 20 for his efforts.

The win keeps the side in second position in the league and maintains their push to return to the Premier Division.

Morton will look forward to hosting Cherry Willingham II at Roses this Sunday with a 2pm start, after two long treks to the south of the county in the last two weeks.

The village club’s Lincs League side were without a game last week and this Saturday travel to Scothern, who are currently second from bottom.

Morton, after a run of good results, are third placed and will be hoping to maintain their position near the top of the table.

Morton’s Evening League side continued their impressive run after a shaky start to the season.

Away to a strong Misterton side, Morton totalled 126 with James Lugg and James Cooper both hitting 40s.

Their local rivals Misterton finished short of Morton’s total.

Morton’s next game is on Wednesday 2nd July away to Lea Park at Marshalls, with a 6.30pm start.

The Under 11s match against Cleethorpes Ross at Morton on Monday was conceded by the opposition, who were unfortunately unable to raise a team.

The Morton youngsters travel to Cleethorpes next Wednesday (2nd July) for their next fixture.

Occupying a solid mid table position in the league in their first season of competitive cricket, the team can be proud of its efforts so far this season.

Morton Under 9s visited Bracebridge Heath on Sunday morning.

The developing Morton youngsters put in a strong performance and only fell narrowly short of victory.

Harley Burgess continued his fine form with three consecutive boundaries in his innings.

The team finished just 15 short in their pursuit of 269 to win.

With wins already under their belt from earlier in the season the team sits securely in midtable and will hope to improve on their position in their remaining games.

The Under 9s next game is at home to Hartsholme with the game scheduled to start at 10.30am at Morton.

Morton Cricket Club plays in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League, Lincoln and District Cricket League and Gainsborough Evening League.

For more information visit the club’s official website at http://mortonlincs.play-cricket.com