Cricket

Cricket round-up: Moulton Harrox suffer loss in Market Deeping decider but still boast top season

Already-promoted Moulton Harrox missed out on the South Lincs and Border League Division One title after losing their winner-takes-all title shoot-out at Market Deeping 2nd. Having been put into bat, Harrox made a respectable 175-4 from their 45 overs as Matthew Barnett (53 not out) played a key knock. But hosts Deeping blew that target away as they raced to ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town’s title dreams crushed by Bourne 2nd on final day

Spalding Town missed out on securing back-to-back South Lincs and Border League Premier Division titles after coming up short in their winner-takes-all tussle at Bourne 2nd on Saturday. Town, who could have clinched the crown the previous week but slipped up against Skegness, saw their total of 143 chased down by the hosts at the Abbey Lawn. That left Bourne ...

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Moulton Harrox set for title decider after racking up 13th victory on the spin

Moulton Harrox won by six wickets away to Claypole on Saturday to go top of South Lincs and Border League Division One after 13 successive victories. Skipper Simon Juckes lost the toss but was not overly concerned as the hosts opted to bat first on a used pitch that looked unpredictable. Alex Baker (2-27) removed both Claypole opening batsmen with ...

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Flawless finale sees Lincolnshire CCC secure their Division One spot

Lincolnshire CCC took a maximum 24 points from their final match of the season to guarantee themselves a place in the restructured Eastern Division One for next season. The county side entered their final Eastern Division Championship match of the season knowing that victory over Bedfordshire at Grantham would secure their spot. On winning the toss, Bedfordshire elected to bat. ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town set for huge title shoot-out after defeat

Spalding Town missed the chance to clinch the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title on Saturday as Skegness rained on their parade. Table-topping Town were bowled out for 145 at Spalding Grammar School, before seeing Skegness reach 149-7 in reply to seal the three-wicket win. With title rivals Bourne 2nd taking maximum points, they are now just nine ...

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Century stands from duo help Moulton Harrox to fine wins on successive days

Mike Kearns Snr and Chris Beale shared 100 partnerships on both Saturday and Sunday to lead Moulton Harrox to a weekend of victories. On Saturday, a South Lincs and Border League Division One trip to Welby was made all the more difficult as Moulton lost the toss and were asked to bat first in bowler friendly conditions. Some tight bowling ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Super Spa success puts Spalding Town on brink of title

Spalding Town are now just one win away from clinching the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title after a 34-run success over Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. A 51 from opener Jon Manton helped Town post 162-9 after opting to bat first at the Memorial Field, with Josh Newton (24) and skipper Jonathan Miles (24) also contributing well. ...

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Lincolnshire fall just short in their bid for T20 glory as Dorset edge home

Lincolnshire CCC’s hopes of adding the Unicorns T20 trophy to their three successive Eastern Division titles were thwarted when they were defeated by 11 runs by Dorset CCC in their semi-final match at the picturesque Wormsley ground. On winning the toss, Lincolnshire elected to bowl on a very hot morning. Dorset made a quick start and reached 66 before their ...

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Naylor takes 5-15 as Spalding Town go clear at top with three games to play

Spalding Town opened up a potentially pivotal lead in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division with a big 119-run win over hosts Billingborough on Saturday. Joe Broomfield (54) and Jon Manton (30) top scored as Town were bowled out for 170 batting first, leaving hosts Boro’ in with a sniff of victory. But Spalding’s Will Naylor (5-15), skipper ...

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Cricket round-up: Derby off but Spalding Town go clear, Baker hits 105 for Sutton 2nd

Spalding Town extended their lead at the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday – despite seeing their derby at Long Sutton rained off. Town and Sutton both walked away with eight points from the abandoned fixture, a result that saw Spalding move 14 points clear after gaining four more points on second-placed Bourne 2nd. Town ...

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Title hopes are dashed as Lincolnshire CCC suffer a crushing defeat

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club’s hopes of retaining the Unicorns Eastern Division title for the fourth successive year were dashed when they fell to a heavy defeat by nine wickets to Norfolk CCC at Norwich. The first session on day one proved crucial for the outcome of this match. On winning the toss Lincolnshire elected to bat – but by lunchtime ...

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Cricket round-up: Town take top spot with Bourne win, nine in a row for Moulton

A virtuoso display from captain Jonathan Miles helped Spalding Town defeat South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title rivals Bourne 2nd by 90 runs on Saturday. The skipper top scored with an unbeaten 56 as Town posted 190-8 batting first at the Memorial Field amid windy conditions. Miles then starred with figures of 5-12 as Spalding bowled out Bourne ...

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Spalding Town back on-song ahead of huge top-of-the-table clash with Bourne 2nd

A half-century from Josh Newton and Jack Barratt’s five-wicket haul helped Spalding Town rediscover their winning touch at Boston 2nd on Saturday. Having made 184-9 from their 45 overs at the Mayflower, Town bowled out their near neighbours Boston for just 95 in reply to maintain their challenge for the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title. That saw ...

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Dan’s the man for Long Sutton in sensational Woodhall Spa success

A brilliant all-round display from captain Dan Oldfield steered Long Sutton to an impressive four-wicket victory at Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Skipper Oldfield took 5-49 to help limit hosts Spa to 203-8 in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash, before top scoring with 77 in Sutton’s successful 204-6 in reply. Having opted to put Spa into ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Harrox race to victory, Spalding Town 2nd beaten by leaders

Moulton Harrox romped to an eight-wicket victory over Welby Cavaliers in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. With the visitors opting to bat first at Harrox Field, Moulton bowled Cavaliers out for 87 in 31.3 overs. That total was never going to be enough to deny Harrox and they duly raced to 88-2 in reply, with Jack ...

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Long Sutton upset the league leaders

Long Sutton Cricket Club upset league leaders Bourne 2nd at the weekend as they continue to flourish in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division. Despite losing several players over the winter following their first season back at this level they’re again comfortably in mid-table this time around. Three consecutive defeats had checked their momentum but they bounced back ...

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Seventh heaven for Moulton

Moulton Harrox’s three-pronged bowling attack helped secure a seventh straight South Lincs and Border Division One win on Saturday at Baston to close the gap on leaders Market Deeping 2nd. Louis Greetham (4-40), Alex Baker (3-9) and Carl Lamming (3-21) battered Baston and left them 74 all out in just 25.2 overs. Leeming picked up the key wicket of Andy ...

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Spalding miss out on chance to go top

Spalding Town missed out on the chance to overtake leaders Bourne 2nd at the top of South Lincs and Borders Premier Division as they lost by 30 runs at home to Freiston. While the league leaders were being beaten by Long Sutton, Spalding were unable to chase down the visitors’ total on a rain interrupted afternoon. The visitors to Spalding ...

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Knight battles in vain for Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck’s good run came to an end as they lost a low scoring game at home to Stamford Town. After two wins on the bounce in South Lincs and Border League Division One, they failed to defend a meagre total of 78, slumping to a four wicket loss. The home side’s total could have been worse but for a knock ...

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Belton blown away by brilliant Spalding

Spalding kept up the pressure on leaders Bourne 2nd at the top of the league by bowling Belton out for just 49 on Saturday. On a low-scoring day throughout the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division in which every other side who batted first lost, Spalding bucked the trend and defended 132 – the highest total any side in ...

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