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Cricket round-up: Awesome Ollie smashes unbeaten ton for Spalding Town 3rd, Simpson takes five for Sutton

Ollie Dring scored an incredible century to inspire Spalding Town 3rd to a dominant 91-run victory over Sleaford 3rd on Sunday. First team regular Dring, who was one of a few players to drop down the leagues with their side without a game, cracked 127 not out from 100 balls before retiring at Seas End Hall. His century included 17 ...

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Cricket round-up: Nervy win keeps Spalding Town in title mix, great Moulton Harrox win at Bourne

Spalding Town’s title dreams remain intact in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after the narrowest of victories at the weekend. Having been set 155 to win by visitors Market Deeping 2nd at Seas End Hall on Saturday, they reached 155-9 to secure a nervy one-wicket success. Simon Caplick’s 65 was the highlight of Deeping’s 43-over innings, with ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town stay on track for title as Harrox defeated in derby

Spalding Town remain in the box seat for the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title after a comprehensive derby win over Moulton Harrox on Saturday. Town, who are second in the table with a game in hand, picked up 20 points by handing hosts Harrox a six-wicket success at Broad Lane. Moulton won the toss and opted to ...

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Sunday cricket: Long Sutton go top with derby win over Spalding Town

Long Sutton kept their cool to defeat South Holland rivals Spalding Town by seven wickets on Sunday – and go top in Division Three of the Rutland Cricket League. After Sutton won the toss and opted to bowl first at Paradise Field, stellar scores from Ollie Dring (74) and Jon Manton (65) guided visitors Town to 198-7 from their 45 ...

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Hefty defeat leaves Lincolnshire CCC’s survival hopes hanging by thread

Lincolnshire’s hopes of retaining their status in the National Counties Eastern Division One are on a knife-edge after they suffered a heavy defeat by Suffolk at Sleaford. The visitors virtually dominated the entire match and their maximum haul of 24 points took them to the top of the Division One table. Lincolnshire again made changes to their line-up, and on ...

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Cricket round-up: Naylor takes 5-53 as Spalding close on leaders, Newton hits 100 in abandoned clash

Spalding Town were the only side to register a win in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday as they kept their title charge alive. Town are now just 18 points behind leaders Skegness with a game in hand after a four-wicket Seas End Hall success over Freiston on a day when rain wreaked havoc with the ...

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Cricket round-up: Stunning century from Wright inspires Long Sutton 2nd in derby

An incredible 158 not out from James Wright helped Long Sutton 2nd defeat Spalding Town 3rd on Saturday. Opener Wright cracked 28 fours en-route to his mammoth century at Paradise Field, as his side romped to 298-4 in 45 overs of the South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash. Wright shared a stunning stand of 223 with opening partner ...

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Cricket round-up: Moulton Harrox climb off the foot after key victory

Moulton Harrox climbed off the bottom of the South Lincs and Border Premier Division table with an emphatic 124-run win over Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. A superb unbeaten 86 from Josh Newton inspired Moulton to 235-4 batting first at Broad Lane, before Jack Barnett’s 4-26 helped skittle Spa out for 111 in reply. That was good enough for Harrox ...

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Cricket round-up: Brilliant bowling brings Spalding Town an 11th win on trot

A great bowling display was the catalyst for another impressive Spalding Town victory in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Town bowled out Boston 2nd for only 71 at Seas End Hall, before knocking off their target in just 9.4 overs to secure all 20 points. It’s now 11 wins on the spin for Chris Dring’s ...

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Atapattu ensures Town’s perfect 10 – this week’s cricket round up

Spalding Town’s perfect 10 ensured they kept pace with the top three in the South Lincs and Border League, but an agonising one-run defeat hindered Long Sutton’s title chances. It’s 10 wins in a row for Spalding who held their nerve to claim a four wicket win against Market Deeping 2nds. They chased down Deeping’s 256 for 5 with seven ...

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Cricket round-up: Wickets tumble as Town see off rivals Long Sutton, Harrox on-song

Spalding Town moved to within seven points of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division summit with an emphatic derby win over Long Sutton on Saturday. Hosts Town bowled out their South Holland rivals for 71 in just 28.3 overs as Josh Lawrence took fine figures of 4-15 at Seas End Hall. And, despite a slight wobble in reply ...

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Cricket round-up: In-form Spalding Town topple the leaders in stellar style

Red-hot Spalding Town picked up an impressive win at South Lincs and Border League leaders Sleaford 2nd on Saturday to keep their hopes of a title charge very much alive. After a fine bowling display limited the home side to just 148-9 from their 45 overs, Spalding confidently raced to 150-5 in their reply to wrap up a five-wicket success ...

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Lincolnshire CCC all set for National Counties Eastern Division One opener

Lincolnshire CCC commence their National Counties Eastern Division One campaign on Sunday, (July 11) against Norfolk at Cleethorpes CCC. The fixture is a three-day game commencing at 11am each day. The National Counties new format sees Lincolnshire placed in a strong Eastern Division along with Cambridgeshire, Staffordshire and Suffolk as well as Norfolk. Lincolnshire will select from the following squad: ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town climb up to second after seventh win on spin, Moulton and Sutton in rare draw

Spalding Town moved up to second place in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after making it sevens wins on the spin with a two-wicket triumph over Skegness. Visitors Skegness set a total of 183-7 batting first at Seas End Hall on Saturday, as Jamie Epton (105 not out) smashed a sensational century. Town’s reply took things right ...

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Long Sutton Cricket Club are doing their bit to help the nation’s heroes

By RYAN PLANT Long Sutton Cricket Club will welcome Help for Heroes for a day of cricket this summer, to raise funds and boost awareness for their cause. The charity provides recovery aid to Armed Forces personnel who have been wounded in the line of duty and their families, through support centres, community programmes, grants and more. Their cricket team, ...

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Cricket round-up: Sunday derby delight for Spalding Town over Sutton, Moulton’s Harry takes 8-18

A fantastic four-wicket haul from Harry DeCamps helped Spalding Town defeat rivals Long Sutton by 69 runs in Rutland League Division Three on Sunday. After being put into bat by visitors Sutton, Spalding cracked 152-8 with Jon Manton (34) and Decamps (31 not out) top scoring. Sutton were unable to chase that total down in reply, with DeCamps (4-7) starring ...

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Lincolnshire CCC sweating on trophy progress after away loss to Suffolk

Lincolnshire’s hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals of the National Counties Knock-out Trophy were dealt a blow when they travelled to Mildenhall to face Suffolk and suffered a three-wicket defeat on Sunday. In a start delayed by rain, Suffolk won the toss and elected to field. Joe Kendall and Tom Keast gave Lincolnshire a solid start, putting on 71 for ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Ruthless Spalding Town secure a fifth victory on spin, Sutton on-song too

In-form Spalding Town made it five wins on the spin in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after making light work of Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. On a day when intermittent rain was a problem across the county, Town bowled out hosts Spa for a meagre 63 in 35.5 overs as Nilantha Atapattu (3-17) and Thomas Decamps (3-14) ...

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Sunday cricket round-up: Manton’s first century in defeat for Spalding, Carter also cracks a ton

Jon Manton’s first senior century was in vain for Spalding Town’s Sunday side as they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Ketton Sports. The opener made a brilliant 105 in Town’s 216-5 in the Division Three clash at Memorial Field. However, Ketton’s Sam Potter returned fire with a 101 of his own as they reached 221-6 in reply with a little ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Dring’s ton makes the difference in derby, Sutton back on-song

Chris Dring smashed 122 as Spalding Town handed Moulton Harrox a crushing 104-run derby defeat on Saturday. The Spalding skipper’s sensational knock was the highlight of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash, which saw hosts Town rack up 283-3 before bowling Harrox out for 179 in reply. It was Moulton captain Chris Beale who won the toss ...

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