Cricket

Confident Long Sutton skipper Barnes eyeing a double ahead of SLBL Cup final

Buoyant skipper Phil Barnes wants his Long Sutton side to finish their South Lincs and Border League season with a flourish this weekend. Division One champions Sutton round off their season with a home league game against Boston 3rd on Saturday (1pm), before taking on Skegness 2nd in the final of the SLBL Cup at Boston on Sunday (1pm). Sutton ...

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Derby defeat for Spalding Town despite Nel’s fine knock at Boston

A super knock of 77 from Warren Nel couldn’t stop Spalding Town losing the penultimate game of their Lincs ECB Premier League season by five wickets at Boston. Already-relegated Town posted a very respectable 184-8 batting first at the Mayflower, having been put into bat by their hosts. However, despite Brandon Andrews taking 3-46 to reduce Boston to 24-3 in ...

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SLBL cricket: Captain’s delight as derby win over Moulton seals title for Long Sutton

Jubilant captain Phil Barnes feels Long Sutton are now back where they belong after clinching the South Lincs and Border League Division One title on Saturday. Barnes led from the front as he top scored with 74 in Sutton’s solid score of 227-5 against South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox at Paradise Field, before watching on as Steve Milnes (4-20), Rob ...

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More Miles magic but Spalding Town down after latest loss at Grantham

Spalding Town’s relegation from the Lincs ECB Premier Division was confirmed on Saturday after a six-wicket defeat at high-flying Grantham. Having won the toss and elected to bat, Spalding were bowled out for just 119 in 38.5 overs with Jordan Butcher (37) top scoring. Grantham then knocked off the runs in 24 overs, despite three more wickets from the ever-impressive ...

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Spirited Spalding Town bowling display unable to halt Bourne as relegation looms

Spalding Town’s bowlers almost helped pull off a remarkable victory against big-hitting Bourne on Saturday – but ultimately another defeat pushed them further towards relegation. Lincs ECB Premier Division basement boys Town were bowled out for 109 at Spalding Grammar School, before Bourne clinched a four-wicket success by reaching 111-6 in 29 overs. However, the efforts of Jon Miles (2-49), ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton bag big victory, Andrew hits ton in derby demolition

Long Sutton’s relentless charge towards the South Lincs and Border League Division One title continued on Saturday with an emphatic ten-wicket win over hosts Welby Cavaliers. Rob Simpson (4-17) and Raj Sangha (4-15) were both on fine form to help dismiss the home side for just 77 in 36.2 overs. The other wickets went to Barry Stanway (1-23) and Dan ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town suffer agonising one-wicket defeat, Sutton stay top

Spalding Town were handed the narrowest of defeats by Louth in the Lincs ECB Premier Division on Saturday as they slipped deeper into the relegation mire. Having won the toss at London Road, rock-bottom Town were bowled out for 129 in 44.1 overs. A fine 53 from Warren Nel, which included nine fours, plus a 24 from Jon Miles and ...

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Dominant display secures back-to-back Eastern Division titles for Lincolnshire

All-conquering Lincolnshire County Cricket Club are celebrating back-to-back Eastern Division Championship titles after a comprehensive victory over Hertfordshire at Cleethorpes. They went into the clash knowing that seven points would clinch them the title for the second successive year, but the team left nothing to chance and took the maximum 24 points on offer. Lincs made one change from the ...

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SLBL cricket: Pinchbeck go second with derby victory over Spalding Town 3rd

Pinchbeck’s promotion bid gathered pace on Saturday as they cruised past rivals Spalding 3rd to go second in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. Lee Smith scored a half-century as Pinchbeck managed a solid 173 batting first in the Memorial Field clash. Town were all out for 76 in reply, giving Pinchbeck a hefty 97-run win and 18 match ...

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Spalding Town win is bitter-sweet after points deduction for fielding ineligible Majeed

Spalding Town picked up their first Lincs ECB Premier League win in five weeks on Saturday – but an untimely points penalty saw them fall further behind in the race for survival. The basement boys should have been toasting a 17-point haul after seeing off Alford by 73 runs at Spalding Grammar School. Instead, they were hit with a 24-point ...

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Big-hitting leaders Bracebridge Heath hand Spalding Town a heavy loss

The Lincs ECB Premier League table stayed true to itself on Saturday as leaders Bracebridge Heath put rock-bottom Spalding Town to the sword by a whopping 170 runs. Having won the toss at Cross-O-Cliffe Court, Town skipper Rob Ambrose opted to field first on a day when heavy rain was expected – but could only watch on as Bracebridge cracked ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton still well clear, Frost takes 7-29 for Pinchbeck

Long Sutton remain in command at the top of South Lincs and Border League Division One after a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Skegness 2nd on Saturday. Sutton took all 20 points from the away fixture, having bowled their hosts out for just 61. Skipper Phil Barnes won the toss and elected to field, which proved to be a wise decision ...

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Wright takes hat-trick to down Spalding Town despite five-wicket haul from Miles

Spalding Town’s plight at the bottom of Lincs ECB Premier League became even more perilous on Saturday after a disappointing 46-run defeat against Lindum on Saturday. Rock-bottom Town looked to be on-course for a welcome win when Jonathan Miles took 5-36 to help limit the visitors to 145-8 at Spalding Grammar School. However, a hat-trick from the on-song Will Wright ...

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Rare win for struggling Spalding Town 2nd in a low scoring clash with Grantham

Spalding 2nd picked up only their third win of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season on Saturday in what was a low-scoring thriller. Jamie Juckes’ charges collected maximum points after bowling visitors Grantham 2nd out for 45 in 26 overs, then edging to a nervy 46-7 in reply. Town’s bowlers shared the wickets well, with Matt Sharpe ...

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Stanway’s super five-wicket haul steers Long Sutton into SLBL Cup final

A brilliant bowling spell from Barry Stanway helped propel Long Sutton into the final of the SLBL Cup. Pace ace Stanway took fine figures of 5-9 to help dismiss hosts Claypole for a meagre 76 in 31.1 overs on Saturday. Sutton then knocked off the runs in just 16 overs, losing only one wicket in the process. With Sutton skipper ...

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Another defeat for struggling Spalding Town as Wright hat-trick inspires Lindum

Spalding Town are beginning to look a little isolated at the bottom of the Lincs ECB Premier League after suffering a 46-run defeat against Lindum on Saturday. In a game played at Spalding Grammar School, Jonathan Miles took five wickets to restrict Lindum to 145-8 batting first, of which Will Wright hit 56.  Town had 23 on the board when ...

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Spalding Town youngsters roar to brilliant Bash victory at Stamford

Spalding Town’s under-9 ‘A’ team romped to victory in the BGL Stamford Big Bash tournament. Spalding entered two teams into the sixess tournament, which featured 16 teams from local clubs and was organised by former England cricketer Dean Headley. The ‘B’ team won one of their three pool matches, but sadly missed out on any further progression. However, the Spalding ...

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Caught Short! Tom’s tremendous show for Sleaford leaves Spalding Town reeling

Spalding Town slumped to their heaviest defeat of the Lincs ECB Premier League season so far on Saturday as Sleaford handed them a ten-wicket reverse. On a day when rain caused a host of games in the division to be abandoned, Spalding were skittled out for just 93 at London Road – before the dominant hosts knocked off the required ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Broomfield’s brilliant ton in vain for Moulton Harrox

The rain denied Moulton Harrox a landslide victory on Saturday as a sensational 112 from Joe Broomfield set the tone for a brilliant all-round performance. Harrox cracked 265-6 from their 45 overs at Billingborough 2nd in South Lincs and Border League Division One, before reducing their hosts to 16-7 in reply. However the rain came and saved the day for ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton see off Moulton Harrox in double-header

Table-topping Long Sutton beat South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox by six wickets to stay clear at the top – and also progress to the last four of the SLBL Cup. With more than just South Lincs and Border League Division One points up for grabs, Sutton won the toss at Harrox Field and inserted the hosts into bat. It was ...

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