Local sports, fitness & recreational facilities and groups

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The Witham Staple is mandated to reflect what is happening in our Lincolnshire community (i.e. the villages of Aubourn, Bassingham, Carlton le Moorland, Norton Disney, Stapleford, Thurlby, Witham St Hughs and the rural areas surrounding these villages).


There are several local sports groups. Contact details for some of these and information about forthcoming events are listed in the links provided above.


Some examples:

Bassingham Multi Purpose Area

Cricket Club

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Bassingham Multi Purpose Area

Bookings now being taken for the newly refurbished MPA.

Open 7 days a week 9am to 10pm

Tennis – Basketball – Netball - 5 aside


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Bassingham Cricket Club

Declan O’Beirne Chairman Bassingham Cricket Club

Declan 07852 201 379 or jd.opticians@virgin.net 

Nish 07940 726 535 or nishmakwana@hotmail.com 

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Match report from 4th May 2014

Bassingham v Old Lincolnians
For those in attendance at Bassingham on Sunday, would all agree they witness a truly entertaining game with a nail biting finish. Even though we were on the wrong end result wise, we certainly feel as we have taken away more positives. It was the boys first outing of the season where rustiness was expected in all areas and clearly showed during the first half whereby our bowlers struggled to find a consistent line and length, and with a short boundary one side and quick outfield the strong Old Lincs batting line up took advantage and scored at a rapid pace. A 4th wicket stand between Old Lincs pair Taylor and Flint of over 150 runs at nearly 8 an over proved difficult to stem the flow, However we all knew a couple of quick wickets would prove vital in which we managed be dismissing both in relatively quick succession through O'Dell and Butt. As a unit, we were then thinking we could keep Old Lincs down to at least 250/260. Unfortunately this was not the case whereby Old Lincs Ali Baker came in and played a cameo innings of 75 not out to push his team past the 300 mark and to 306/8 by the close of their innings. On reflection, bowlers certainly need to practice in the middle in order to sort run ups and gain some rhyme in our to hit consistent lines and length. Fielding wise - 3 very good catches at vital stages from Rob Beddow, Shez Butt and Bill Taylor. However, fielders must be prepared to get their body in the way and whites dirty - but I'm sure that will come!

After a lovely tea interval prepared by Mr and Mrs Terry Coyne who put on a truly lovely spread, it came to our turn to bat. The immediate game plan was to keep wickets in hand, bat properly and not think about the target in hand. Hitting out early more often then not leads to batting collapses. The words of advice come to fruition where Makwana and Ross Taylor saw off the new ball and put on 84 for the first wicket in the first 15 overs. The run rate was healthy and we still had all 10 wickets in hand (well 9 in fact as poor Frankie Coyne dislocated his finger when fielding and spent the afternoon at the hospital - get well soon buddy!). Standing at the non strikers end, watching Ross Taylor bat was an absolute pleasure and saw a huge improvement not only in technique, but also in concentration, and timing. Unfortunately, Ross's innings came to end when on 34 when he was bowled by a decent nut (good delivery!). Unfortunately we lost a further three wickets in quick succession leaving us 134/4 around 25 overs. At the drinks break, it was my intentions to at least get us to 180 by 30 overs to give us a glimmer of hope. After the dismissal of Shez Butt with the score on 163/5 in came Bill Taylor. Both myself and Bill managed to get to our target of 180 by 29 overs and the run chase was certainly on. The opposition were rattled and gave Makwana and Bill the confidence to milk the bowling and hit boundaries when required. Makwana and Bill Taylor 6th wicket stand of 133 which took to score to 296 before Bill was run out in the final over. It was great to see Bill running hard (and more often then not, over lapping Makwana!) and hitting boundaries especially after a testing winter health wise. In end, Bassingham fell short by 3 runs, with Makwana finishing on 192 not out.

What was extremely pleasing to see was the support from the boundary during the run chase, I would like to think players and spectators were entertained immensely and hopefully Bassingham CC put on a performance to encourage more locals to attend and support us. A special mention to Phil Niner our Groundsman - who has produced a wicket consisting over 600 runs in early May! I don't think many Groundsman has that cherry in their locker! So many thanks Phil - it was a pleasure to bat on!

We hope to send more photos and match reports from each home game.
Kind regards,
Roger Peacock
Secretary BCC


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