Morton continue winning ways

Morton’s Lincoln Sunday Division One side continued their winning ways against Boston II on Sunday.

Boston elected to bat, however it didn’t bode well for the men from South Lincolnshire as Chase Mackenzie and James Metcalf bowling a tight line and both finished with figures of 1 for 14 off eight overs.

Steve Butroid however was the man who did the damage, returning figures of 5 for 26 off his allocation of 10 overs, and Boston were bowled out for just 89 in 37 overs.

Morton started steadily and lost a couple of early wickets before James Cooper joined Chris Needham at the crease.

Needham finished with 38 and Cooper helped the home side over the finishing line with 25 not out.

Morton won comfortably by seven wickets to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

The village side will hope to continue their good form when Nettleham are the visitors this coming Sunday at Roses.

The game will have a 2pm start.

Morton Lincs League Saturday side also notched up another win against Caistor III in the return fixture, having won at Caistor on Bank Holiday Monday.

Caistor put Morton into bat and James Cooper and Levi Hoggard put on 49 for the first wicket before Hoggard fell for 19.

After the quick loss of another wicket, young Lewis Butroid joined Cooper and with the score at 88 Cooper fell for a well crafted 51 to continue his excellent form with the bat in the last few Morton outings.

Morton steadily increased the run rate and Butroid was next to fall for 30, but Matt Gleadell joined the party and worked hard to create scoring opportunities.

And with the help of a useful cameo from Gary Cooke at the end of the Morton innings, the duo took the score to 200 for 6.

Gleadell made a decent 65 not out on a pitch where the bat was not coming on to the ball after a couple of days of heavy rain earlier in the week.

Caistor never made any impact on the Morton bowling and succumbed to a miserable 56 all out.

The pick of the Morton bowlers were Chase Mackenzie with figures of 4 for 16 off six overs, James Cooper 2 for 10 off seven overs and Chris Leonard 2 for 9 off seven overs.

Morton have a free Saturday this weekend and next week welcome newcomers Brigg in a League fixture.

Morton’s Evening League side were without a game last week due to the heavy rain, but they will travel to Wiseton in a cup game on Thursday evening (5th June).

They also play host to Wiseton next Wednesday in a league fixture.

The Under 9s played Lindum Warriors on Sunday morning at Morton, and came away with a fantastic victory.

The win is testament to the good work that the Morton junior coaching team are doing this season.

The Under 9s are next in action at Bracebridge Heath on Sunday 22nd of June but will look to try and arrange a friendly prior to that.

The Under 11s game against Broughton was cancelled however they are in action again next Wednesday at Scunthorpe in a league fixture.

Morton Cricket Club is a small but competitive village cricket club that welcomes players of all age and ability.

The club plays in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League, Lincoln and District Cricket League and Gainsborough Evening League.

Morton operates teams at senior and junior age groups and is a CLUBMARK accredited club.

For more information visit the club’s official website at