Cricket

Dunn accepts result was fair as Pinchbeck United pay the penalty against Deeping

Pinchbeck United 0 Deeping Rangers 1 Lee Beeson’s late penalty miss proved costly as Pinchbeck United saw their nine-game unbeaten run in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division dashed by in-form Deeping Rangers on Saturday. Visitors Deeping made it 11 wins on the spin in the league thanks to Dan Jarvis’ second-half strike at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Lincolnshire unable to end Berkshire’s winning run in Unicorns Championship

Lincolnshire were unable to end Berkshire’s recent dominance of the Unicorns Championship after suffering a heavy defeat in the play-off final. Eastern Division champions Lincs had high hopes of ending Berkshire’s winning streak in the league, but slipped to an innings and 32-run defeat at Banbury. It was the third time in as many seasons that the duo have met ...

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Cricket round-up: Miles fires Spalding Town to South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town eased to an eight-wicket derby victory at Long Sutton on Saturday to clinch the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title. Jon Miles’ 5-27 skittled Sutton out for 109 at Paradise Field, before unbeaten knocks from Jon Manton (32no) and that man Miles (54no) eased Town to 111-2 in less than 20 overs. The 20-point haul surpassed ...

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Host of training courses available in Lincolnshire for aspiring cricket umpires

The Lincs ECB Association of Cricket Officials is organising a number of training courses this winter for anyone who would like to find out more about umpiring. Courses will take place at Grantham CC, Lindum CC and Normanby CC. Dates: Grantham: Stage one – Saturday, October 27; Saturday, November 3. Stage two – Saturday, November 17 and 24. Lindum: Stage ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town closing in on South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town need just 14 points from their last two games to secure the South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division title after a narrow one-wicket victory over Skegness on Saturday. Chasing 210-7 to win, Town edged to 213-9 in 42.5 overs to grab their 16th win from 20 games this season, giving themselves the chance to clinch the title ...

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Hat-trick of Eastern Division titles for Lincolnshire CCC

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club are celebrating after winning the Unicorns Eastern Division title for the third successive season. They defeated hosts Cumberland CCC by 53 runs in their final game of the season to collect 18 points, setting up a play-off final date with Western Division winners Berkshire at Banbury on Sunday (10.30am). Lincolnshire made two changes for the game ...

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Cricket round-up: Promotion for Pinchbeck after Long Sutton 2nd success, Spalding Town stay on top

Pinchbeck will be playing South Lincs and Border League Division One cricket next season after securing promotion on Saturday. The table-toppers secured a 95-run victory over Long Sutton 2nd at Spalding Grammar School to move 34 points clear at the top – making them clear favourites to add the title to their promotion. Batting first after winning the toss, Harry ...

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Cricket round-up: Simpson’s super 6-40 as Spalding Town stay at summit

Rob Simpson’s six-wicket haul helped Spalding Town stay top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table with a narrow success over Freiston on Saturday. Table-topping Town were bowled out for just 149 batting first, with only Jon Manton (59) and Jon Miles (26) making scores of note. Hosts Freiston will have fancied their chances of chasing down ...

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Cricket round-up: Town still top after tie, Sutton fall just shy in run chase and Harrox make hay

Spalding Town remain ten points clear at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table after a dramatic tie with nearest rivals Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Batting first at the Memorial Field, table-topping Town were bowled out for 176 as Matt Haslam took impressive figures of 5-31. Amazingly, the visitors were bowled out for the ...

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MP Hayes ready for Moulton charity match

South Holland MP John Hayes is hosting his annual cricket match at Moulton Harrox Sports Field on Sunday, August 26. The Lords and Commons XI will take on the Moulton Harrox Irregulars for the John Hayes Moulton Harrox Trophy in an around 11.10am start. The money raised at this year’s event will be donated to chosen good causes including Headway, ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town’s top-of-the-table clash ends in remarkable draw

The South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division top of the table clash saw leaders Spalding Town bowled out for 176 – and challengers Woodhall Spa 2nd dismissed for exactly the same score. Matt Haslam took five Spalding wickets and Sam Cherry hit 55 for Woodhall who stay 10 points behind Spalding who have a game in hand. Skegness are ...

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Pinchbeck stay clear at the top after seeing off nearest rivals Boston 3rd

Pinchbeck travelled to Boston Mayflower on Saturday to take on Boston 3rd in a top-of-the-table clash in the South Lincs & Border Cricket League Division Two. Second-placed Boston were looking to make inroads into Pinchbecks 20 point lead and avenge a close defeat in the previous meeting of the sides, whereas Pinchbeck felt they had something to prove after struggling against ...

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Cricket round-up: Nel’s unbeaten ton inspires key Spalding Town win

Warren Nel hit a season-high 161 not out to guide Spalding Town to an impressive 90-run victory at South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title rivals Sleaford 2nd on Saturday. Opener Nel shared a 102-run stand with Jon Manton (44), a 33-run partnership alongside skipper Josh Newton (18) and made a stellar 153-run haul with Jon Miles (55) as ...

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SLBL cricket: Bowlers impress as Pinchbeck stay top, Sangha half-century in vain for Sutton

Pinchbeck are 20 points clear at the top of South Lincs and Border League Division Two after a seven-wicket success against Freiston 2nd on Saturday. It was the bowlers who took most of the plaudits for the table-toppers at Freiston, with Mike Knight (4-40), Jamie Frost (3-39) and James Langford (3-15) knocking the hosts over for 102 in 28.1 overs. ...

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Captain marvel Mike hits 126 in massive Moulton Harrox victory

Opener Mike Kearns scored an amazing century to steer Moulton Harrox to a huge 247-run victory on Saturday. The Harrox skipper scored 126 in Moulton’s huge total 315-6 against ten-man Skegness 2nd in South Lincs and Border League, before his side bowled the away side out for just 68 in reply. Steven Rushworth (67) and Matt Barnett (74) also passed ...

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Cricket round-up: Kearns smashes 126 in Harrox win, Spalding Town still in command

South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division leaders Spalding Town – who were without a game at the weekend – are still well ahead at the top but the three chasing clubs stayed in contention all picking up maximum points.  Sleaford 2nd lie second, just two points ahead of Woodhall Spa 2nd with Skegness a further nine behind.  Matt Sergeant ...

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Super sixes! Inaugural Spalding Town tournament proves to be a success story

Ten teams took part in Spalding Town Cricket Club’s first-ever under-11 six-a-side tournament at the Memorial Field last weekend – and there was a home winner. The under-11 group is the first opportunity for children to play competitive cricket with a hard ball and protective equipment and is very different from the soft-ball they play in the ages below. Sides ...

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Kendall hits remarkable double ton as Lincolnshire romp to impressive victory

Joe Kendall made an incredible 230 not out as Lincolnshire CCC picked up maximum points from their Eastern Division clash at leaders Buckinghamshire. Lincolnshire travelled to Chesham for what was the third of their three-day fixtures of the season – and gave a debut to Alex Moor. On a very hot and sunny day, Buckinghamshire won the toss and elected ...

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Cricket round-up: South Holland sides hit by postponements in South Lincs and Border League

Abandoned matches were the order of the day in South Lincolnshire & Border League with only two games played to a finish on Saturday and one on Sunday. Nevertheless, there were some notable performances, Ishan Jayarathna hitting and unbeaten 134 for Boston 2nd against Long Sutton and Peter Houghton (141) and Norman Brackley (104no) piling on the runs for Skegness ...

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Miles on-song as Spalding Town go 30 points clear with emphatic win

Four wickets from Jon Miles and a half-century by Joe Broomfield helped Spalding Town extend their lead at the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division to 30 points on Saturday. Town picked up maximum points (20) after securing an eight-wicket victory over Billingborough, who they bowled out for 109 at the Memorial Field. Broomfield’s 53 then steered ...

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