Cricket

Robbins’ top ton leaves Spalding Town feeling red-faced in heavy defeat against Lindum

Spalding Town 1st suffered their heaviest defeat of the Lincs ECB Premier League season so far on Saturday as Lincoln Lindum romped to a 253-run success at Seas End Hall. Having lost the toss, visitors Lindum opted to bat first and duly posted a dominant score of 294-4 from their 50 overs as Gus Robbins scored an unbeaten 109 from ...

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Cricket round-up: Ramsden makes his Mark for Moulton 2nd, Neo shines with impressive knock

An unbeaten half-century from captain Mark Ramsden steered Moulton Harrox 2nd to a six-wicket victory at Grantham 3rd on Saturday – and sent his side top of the table. Hosts Grantham had posted 146-9 from their 45 overs in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash. But Ramsden’s undefeated 62, plus a calm 22 not out from Harry ...

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Hefty Moulton Harrox defeat as Grantham 2nd’s Mudie stars with unbeaten century

A stellar century from Stewart Mudie put Moulton Harrox to the sword on Saturday as they suffered a 127-run defeat against Grantham 2nd. Opener Mudie made 101 in Grantham’s 230-8 at Harrox Field, before Moulton were knocked over for 103 in 34.2 overs in reply. The defeat, which saw Moulton bag just five points, is just their second defeat of ...

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In-form Long Sutton see off Woodhall Spa 2nd to stay third in early Premier Division table

Long Sutton 1st are sitting pretty in third place in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table after an 80-run victory over Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Opener Adam Wright top scored with 37 as Sutton posted a healthy 204-8 from their 45 overs after being put into bat at Paradise Field. Visitors Spa 2nd were dismissed for ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Derby delight for Moulton Harrox as opener Kearns makes unbeaten 54

An unbeaten half-century from Mike Kearns Snr helped steer Moulton Harrox 2nd to a derby win over Spalding Town 2nd in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Opener Kearns scored a typical 54 not out for Moulton as they made 94-2 in reply to Town’s 91 all out at Harrox Field to seal an eight-wicket success. With ...

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Freeman fires with bat as Spalding Town seal Louth victory and first Lincs ECB Premier League win of season

Spalding Town 1st grabbed their first win of the new Lincs ECB Premier League season on Saturday as they beat hosts Louth by three wickets. After suffering back-to-back defeats at the start of the season, promoted Town are finally up and running after securing maximum points at London Road. Spalding skipper Chris Dring won the toss and opted to bowl ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton get off the mark with derby success over Moulton Harrox

There was derby delight for Long Sutton on Saturday as they defeated rivals Moulton Harrox by 66 runs at Paradise Field. Half-centuries in the middle order from Tim Norris (67) and Paul Edgeller (53) helped Sutton to 214-9 in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash. Harrox could only manage 148 in reply despite a super 78 from ...

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Bourne’s batting prowess proves too much for Spalding Town as Morgan makes unbeaten ton

Spalding Town’s tough start to the new Lincs ECB Premier Division season continued on Saturday as they suffered a 152-run defeat at Bourne. An unbeaten 121 from just 77 balls by Peter Morgan inspired hosts Bourne to 307-3 at the Abbey Lawn, with Jonathan Cheer (88) and Sam Evison (61) also adding half-centuries. Opener Jon Manton batted superbly in reply ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Barnett duo star to get Harrox off to flier, Sutton beaten again

Moulton Harrox got their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season off to a flier as they beat Market Deeping 2nd by five wickets on Saturday. Having won the toss, hosts Harrox put Deeping into bat at Broad Lane and bowled them out for 173 in 43 overs – with Jack Barnett taking fine figures of 6-28. In reply, ...

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Heavy defeat for Spalding Town in season opener as they’re shown size of their task in Lincs ECB Premier League

Spalding Town endured a baptism of fire on their return to the Lincs ECB Premier League as Sleaford handed them a ten-wicket defeat on Saturday. Promoted Town, who were playing at their revamped Seas End Hall home, were put into bat by the visitors on the opening day of the season. Town were bowled out 144 in 43 overs, with ...

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Cricket round-up: Sutton lose opener against Heckington, Morris makes 60 for Spalding 2nd

South Holland sides were among a clutch of teams to get their South Lincs and Border League season under way on Saturday. In the Premier Division, Long Sutton 1st suffered a 49-run defeat against Heckington at Paradise Field. The visitors scored 188-9 batting first, with Jed Humphries (56) and Richard Wells (48) scoring well. Josh Baker (2-49) and Jake Burton ...

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Lincolnshire all set for the new cricket season as they bid to battle for honours on three fronts

Following the merger with the Lincolnshire Cricket Board, Lincolnshire County Cricket Club face the forthcoming season in good heart – and are looking forward to an exciting and successful season in the three National Counties competitions. In the Eastern Division One Championship they face strong opposition with home fixtures against Staffordshire and newly promoted Bedfordshire. Norfolk and Suffolk provide the ...

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Sport mail: I’m sad to hear of Pinchbeck Cricket Club’s demise

Must say how saddened I was to read in last week’s Voice that the last over had been bowled for Pinchbeck Cricket Club – the shortage of players being the reason for the second time in the club’s history. Personally, I was a regular player for the club in years gone by, making my first appearance way back as a ...

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Charity bid in grandad’s memory proves a big hit

A charity has been bowled over by a Long Sutton cricketer’s innovative fundraiser inspired by his late grandfather. Jake Burton, with the help of more than 250 cricketers across the country he persuaded to sign on, has run up £5,819 for Alzheimer’s Research UK during their performances at the wicket in the 2021 season. The 27-year-old decided he would give ...

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Good causes benefit as Pinchbeck Cricket Club make tough decision to call it a day

After a long and rewarding 45 years on the local circuit, Pinchbeck Cricket Club have made the tough decision to officially close the club down. Since reforming in 1976, the club have enjoyed many fantastic years competing, mainly in the South Lincs and Border League. Pinchbeck haven’t played a match since the end of the 2019 season when, due to ...

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Spalding Town eye promotion after sealing South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town roared to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title on Saturday with a dominant five-wicket victory over Grantham 2nd on the final day of the season. Needing just seven points to be sure of clinching the crown, they racked up a maximum haul of 20 to end up 14 points clear of long-term leaders Skegness. Amazingly, ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Spalding Town need just seven points to clinch Premier Division title

Everything went Spalding Town’s way on Saturday as they took a huge step towards winning the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division crown. While they were securing a 26-run victory over Woodhall Spa 2nd at Seas End Hall, leaders Skegness capitulated to a shocking 57-run loss against Market Deeping 2nd in their final game of the season. That leaves ...

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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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