SOLID SHOW: Bowler Barry Stanway did well with the bat and ball for Sutton. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

SLBL cricket round-up: Sutton are beaten again despite impressing with the ball

Long Sutton suffered a 56-run reverse at Freiston in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday to make it three defeats on the spin.

Sutton impressed with the ball after losing the toss, with Beau Newman (3-32), Adam Whitaker (3-19), Barry Stanway (2-31) and Dan Oldfield (2-6) all taking wickets.

That left Freiston all out for only 136 in 30.3 overs and put Sutton very much in the driving seat.

However, their reply got off to the worst possible start as Oliver Booth (2-24) removed both Chris Booth and Jeremy Smith for ducks, leaving them on 0-2.

Luke Barnes (18), Dan Oldfield (19) and Barry Stanway (21) did make double figures, but Farman Bajwa (3-23), Taimur Mian (2-13) and Abdul Moeed (2-17) all chipped in with strong spells to obliterate the Sutton reply.

Indeed, Josh Baker, Whitaker and Connie Gittins were also out for ducks as they ended up all out with 20 overs still to bat.

Down in Division One, Spalding Town 2nd also suffered a defeat.

They were bowled out by opponents Heckington for 170 in 43.3 overs at the Memorial Field, who then managed 171-6 in reply.

Chris Morley (65 not out) and Pritesh Patel (54) both scored well for the winners.

The loss leaves Town’s second string very much in mid-table.

Also beaten in Division Two were Long Sutton 2nd, who fell 79 runs shy of their target against Belton Park 2nd at Paradise Field.

Bowling first on home soil, Sutton restricted Belton to 184-6 as Steven Milnes (2-41), Charlie Crisp (2-29) and Joe Whitaker (1-11) all picked up wickets.

Nitewsh Shyam (45 not out) and Adrian Sleaford (41) top scored for Park, leaving Sutton a gettable target.

Sadly for them, the reply never really got going with only number 11 James Baker (23 not out), Dan Plant (24), Andrew Wright (17) and Andy Shaw (10) making double figures in their 105 all out.

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