Monday, 31 August 2015

200 Club

August 200 Club winners

1st (101) Julie Partridge
2nd (179) Jacqui & Bill Fernley
3rd (110) Adiene Slater

The September draw will be held on Friday September 25th in Nocton Club.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Nocton Cricket Club - Match Reports

Nocton v Hykeham (196-8) abandoned due to rain
Sunday 23rd August

Nocton welcomed Hykeham for their final home match of the season.

The skipper won the toss on the usual Nocton green sponge and chose to bowl. Unfortunately Nocton’s bowlers got off to a wayward start and the loose bowling was punished by the Hykeham openers as they reached 49-0 after five overs. The introduction of Miles Lynch and Dylan Garfoot to the attack slowed the run rate, as both bowlers took wickets.

Skipper Matthew Stephens introduced himself into the attack and dismissed his opposite number, and bowled economically in his seven over spell. The reintroduction of Garfoot and Lynch saw further wickets, as Hykeham closed on an above-par 196-8.

During the final over of Hykeham’s innings it started to drizzle. As the players took tea, the rain became heavier, forcing the players to sit and wait. As the dark clouds gathered and the ground took further water, both captains agreed that no further play was possible, leaving the home team happy to avoid a daunting run chase and take nine points from the game.

Chris Brogan

Matthew Stephens

Isaac Appleyard

Darren Wilson

Dylan Garfoot (it helps if you're over 6 feet tall)

Miles Lynch

Sleaford (176-8) beat Nocton (175 all out) by two wickets
Sunday 9th August

Nocton headed to the batting paradise of Sleaford on a glorious summer’s day, looking for a sixth win of the season.

The skipper was delighted to win the toss and Nocton chose to bat first. Dylan Garfoot and Matthew Stephens made an excellent start against the seamers and raced to 54-0 after nine overs. The introduction of spin from both ends slowed the scoring rate, but Nocton’s openers stood firm as Garfoot reached fifty, and then the 100 stand was brought up.

The partnership was broken on 124 as Garfoot was stumped for a well-crafted 68. Stephens then made his way to 50, but was dismissed for 59 as Nocton rather lost their way. The 200 run mark the team were aiming for was not reached as steady wickets meant Nocton had to settle for 175, as they were all out in the final over.

The team took to the field after tea seeking early wickets. Miles Lynch obliged as he bowled one of Sleaford’s openers ‘through the gate’, yet the run rate was healthy at an early stage as the home side were ahead of the game. Mikey Atkinson began to turn things around, literally, with his off-spin. He ended with figures of 4-39 from his 10 overs. Garfoot returned to the bowling crease with some off-spin of his own, and took two wickets, and as Sleaford reached 161-8, the game was in the balance. Unfortunately Sleaford’s lower order got them over the line, which meant narrow defeat for Nocton.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Draft Local Plan

Find out the Lincoln sites allocated for new housing in Draft Local Plan

'The plan which guides housing, jobs and amenities between 2012 and 2036, is largely focussed on meeting the housing needs of the growing community in the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey.'

Growth plans forecast 37k new homes for Lincoln and surrounding districts

'Plans seek the development of 1,540 new homes per year across North Kesteven, West Lindsey and the City of Lincoln, nearly twice the rate of house building achieved in the last three years.'

What does this mean for Nocton?

Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

CL22 - Peter Sowerby Estate (already developed/under development)
CL101 - 'The Garden House' / 'The Retreat', Nocton Hall (already developed)
CL911 - Land behind Village Hall, Main Street
CL912 - Land behind 'Shrublands', Potterhanworth Road
CL913 - Land off Wellhead Lane (planning application under consideration)
CL914 - Nocton Hall and RAF Hospital site
CL915 - Land behind 'The Sheiling', The Green / School Lane
CL1123 - Land behind 'Abbots Grange', The Green / School Lane
CL2144 - 'Lime House', The Green / School Lane (already developed)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Fate of Lincoln Eastern Bypass remains unclear as second public inquiry ends

'The inquiry has seen Department for Transport officials consider the cases for and against Compulsory Purchase (CPO) and Side Roads Orders that are needed for work on the bypass to proceed.'

Fate of Lincoln Eastern Bypass to be revealed later this year

'Simon Randle, giving a closing statement of behalf of county council, said: "The future for Lincoln rests, at least in part upon it, and unfortunately there will be consequences as a result.'