McIntosh master-class sinks Skegness - 13/08/14

Tim McIntosh TIM MCINTOSH produced the CricX stable's performance of the week for Lincolnshire side Sleaford on Saturday.

The former Blackcaps' opening batsman struck a season-best 179 not out from 168-balls as Sleaford racked up 325-3 from their 50 overs.

His innings, which included 21 fours and 5 sixes was his third league century of the season and ninth during his two-year stint with last year's Lincolnshire County Board ECB Premier League winners.

In reply, despite an early wicket, Skegness were in a strong position at 91-1 before the kiwi professional broke the second wicket partnership. He proceeded to take the next 6 wickets to reduce Skegness to 211-8.

The opposition batted through their 50-overs, managing to hold out for a draw finishing 254-9 with McIntosh taking 7-87 from 15 overs.

The winning draw sees Sleaford in sixth place in the 12-team competition (190 points) with Bourne (249) and Bracebridge Heath (223) the league front runners after 17 games.

It has been another magnificent season for McIntosh, who tops the run charts once again with 935 runs at 85, ahead of fellow CricX stablemate Warren Nel (616 runs at 47.38).

McIntosh also lies second on wickets with 42 at 17.38, narrowly behind Lindum's Jonathan Miller (45) and ahead of numerous professional bowlers including Malinga Bandara (39), Amila Wettasinghe (37) and Jonathan Miles (22).

The former international now boasts 60 league wickets for the club averaging 20.76 alongside an impressive run tally of 2,138 runs at 97.18, to include his record-breaking 2013 season comprising 1,203 runs at 109.36.


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