Chris Booth blasted a super century to steer Long Sutton to a whopping 155-run win over Welby on Saturday.
The opener scored 112 in Sutton’s impressive 301-6 batting first at Paradise Field, with number five Barry Stanway adding 92 to ensure the hosts racked up a daunting total.
Will Naylor then took figures of 5-30 to help dismiss Welby for 146 in reply, securing Sutton all 20 points in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash.
Sutton did lose Raj Sangha (17), Luke Barnes (0) and Dan Oldfield (4) early on, but Booth and Stanway did some serious damage when they came together at the crease.
The pair played beautifully, with Booth’s terrific ton the highlight. Stanway was unfortunate to fall just eight runs shy of his century, with both players clean bowled.
Adam Wright also added a quick-fire 38 at the end of the innings to propel Sutton past 300 and almost certain victory.
Welby’s reply lasted just 35.3 overs as they were dismissed for 146.
Simon Meadows (42) and Vidit Matta (32) did play well in the middle-order, but the target proved too tall for them. Naylor, who picked up the scalp of Meadows, shone with his five-for, while
Wright (2-32), Dan Oldfield (1-40), Jake Burton (1-37) and Alex Canham (1-0) also took wickets.
Sutton visit mid-table rivals Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday (1pm).
- Long Sutton 2nd were handed a four-wicket reverse by Boston 3rd in SLBL Division Two.
Batting first, Andrew Wright (30) and Ed Munson (29) top scored as Sutton were bowled out for 112 in 37.3 overs.
Emmy Gittins (3-22), Josh Baker (2-21) and Munson (1-17) all took wickets as Sutton looked to defend the total, but Kevin Manning’s 42 fired Boston to 113-6.
- It was a day to forget for Spalding Town 3rd in Division Two as they suffered a ten-wicket defeat against Freiston 2nd.
Town were bowled out for 37, with Steve Appleyard taking 6-18, before the visitors made 38-0 in reply at Spalding Grammar School.