Cricket

Cricket round-up: Derby win sees flawless Long Sutton seal Sunday title in style

Long Sutton’s flawless Sunday side are celebrating after clinching the Rutland League Division Three title. They made it five wins out of five with a 58-run win over neighbours Spalding Town at Paradise Field – sending themselves an unassailable 25 points clear in the process. Josh Baker (38) top scored as Sutton made 140 batting first, while James Laud (4-4) ...

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Cricket round-up: Newton stars as Harrox stay top, Atapattu takes 6-6 in Spalding success

Unbeaten Moulton Harrox are a healthy 25 points clear at the top of South Lincs and Border League East One after a five-wicket win over Boston 2nd on Saturday. After inserting hosts Boston into bat at the Mayflower, Jack Barnett (4-35) and Joe Broomfield (3-24) impressed with the ball to limit them to 153-9 from their 40 overs. In reply, ...

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Spalding Town 3rd fall short in run chase on weekend of cricket wrecked by weather

A weekend hit badly by the rain saw just one South Holland team complete a game of cricket. With the top sides rained off, it was Spalding 3rd who took centre stage in South Lincs and Border League Inter Two as they made the trip to Newborough 2nd. They managed to collect four points from the clash, depite suffering a ...

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Four-midable Long Sutton Sunday stay perfect after winning high-scoring clash

Long Sutton 2nd held off a Weldon onslaught to claim a 21-run victory in Division Three of the Rutland League on Sunday. In a high-scoring game, Sutton’s Sunday best put themselves in a commanding position by cracking 216-3 (31 over match) after winning the toss and opting to bat. Dan Oldfield (78) and Raj Sangha (64) did much of the ...

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Awesome Oldfield innings inspires inpressive Long Sutton win at Paradise Field

A captain’s knock from Dan Oldfield steered Long Sutton to an impressive six-wicket win over Freiston on Saturday. Skipper Oldfield cracked an unbeaten 94 as Sutton chased down a target of 170 to win the South Lincs and Border League East One clash at Paradise Field. Josh Baker (3-39), Rob Simpson (2-30) and Oldfield (2-12) had earlier impressed with the ...

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Moulton Harrox go top of the table after edging out rivals Woodhall Spa in thriller

In-form Moulton Harrox made it three wins from as many games in South Lincs and Border League East One with a nervy eight-run win over Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. The narrow success sees Harrox leapfrog rivals Spa at the top of the early standings – and they now have a seven-point advantage at the top. Batting first, Moulton cracked ...

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Derby delight for Spalding Town as bowlers impress in Boston 2nd success

The bowlers shone was Spalding Town kept their 100 per cent record in South Lincs and Border League East One going by defending a low total of 132 against rivals Boston 2nd on Saturday. Peter Cook top scored with just 24 as Spalding were bowled out for a low-looking 132 batting first at Seas End Hall. But Will Naylor (4-30), ...

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New signings lead Moulton home to win

Moulton Harrox’s new signings Joe Broomfield and Josh Newton both hit half centuries to continue the winning start to the season at Skegness. They helped time a run chase perfectly on Saturday in the South Lincs and Border East One division as Moulton chased down 195 to continue their fine form. In the overcast and muggy conditions, Harrox opted to ...

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Sutton 2s beaten

While their 1st XI were without a fixture, Long Sutton 2nd XI lost to Baston in South Lincs and Border League East Two. Home side Sutton were up against it almost from the start as Baston elected to bat first on winning the toss. Openers Andy Keen and Anthony Morris then enjoyed a partnership of 121. While Morris anchored scoring ...

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Dring hits century

Ollie Dring hit a fantastic century as Spalding 2nd XI had an impressive win over Sleaford 2nd XI in the South Lincs and Border League West One. The opener hit 18 fours in his 102 not out from 104 balls as Sleaford’s 192 was chased down. Ethan Lawrence scored 42 in the 106 run opening partnership and Nilantha Atapattu 38 ...

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Long Sutton enjoy weekend double win

It was a good weekend for Long Sutton as both their Saturday and Sunday sides recorded wins. In the South Lincs and Border League East One, the 1st XI’s bowlers did the job as they successfully defended 166-7 against Woodhall Spa having been put in by the visitors. Rajan Sangha did well opening the batting scoring a fine 53 that ...

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Plenty of highlights as Moulton Harrox continue winning run

Half centuries from Chris Beale and Josh Newton ensured Moulton Harrox continued their good start to the new South Lincs and Border League season. They comprehensively beat Freiston by 105 runs on Saturday to make it two wins from two. Beale opened the batting and gave his side a great start alongside Joseph Broomfield. The latter was run out for ...

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Three defeats for Spalding over weekend

Spalding Cricket Club’s disappointing start to the season continued as they were beaten by Belton Park in the South Lincs and Border League Spalding enjoyed a decent start with openers Chris Dring (45) and Jon Manton (18) opening up after skipper Matt Gill elected to bat first. But after both fell to Jonny Law (2-41), other batsmen failed to get ...

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Spalding open new league with victory

A good all round performance saw Spalding start the South Lincs and Border League East One division with a comprehensive victory over Freiston. Spalding made good use of the toss as they put the home side in and soon reduced them to 35-4. Will Naylor was the pick of the bowlers throughout claiming 4-27 from 10 overs, including both Freiston ...

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Newton and Rose hit centuries for Moulton

On his South Lincs and Border league debut for Moulton Harrox, Josh Newton scored a huge 122 to help defeat his former side Spalding’s 2nd XI. Matthew Rose also hit a fine 109 in a 175 run victory in the Inter league for those sides not playing in their seven team division. Spalding enjoyed a great start as Macey Andrews ...

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Win and a loss from tight games

Long Sutton were in two thrillers at the weekend, coming out on top in one and missing out in the other. It was Saturday’s South Lincs and Border League East Division opener against Boston Town that they missed out on, losing by just 10 runs. Boston batted first and Sutton’s Barry Stanway (2-31) gave them a good start bowling opener ...

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Cricket’s mini-season set to begin

It may be four months late, but the cricket season is finally starting. On Saturday a hastily arranged mini-league starts with a division of seven hosting the area’s three top sides, Spalding, Long Sutton and Moulton Harrox And the Sunday Rutland League got underway last week. The Saturday League has been organised by the South Lincolnshire and Border League with ...

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Spalding and Long Sutton get Rutland League campaigns underway

The Rutland Cricket League is underway for 2020 though there were differing fortunes for Long Sutton and Spalding in Division Three. Long Sutton returned to action in emphatic fashion with a huge nine wicket win over Oakham helped by a half century from Dan Oldfield. There was no signs of rust from the Sutton bowlers as they dominated from the ...

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Cricketers are back out for friendlies

Cricket returned to South Holland this weekend as clubs held friendlies ahead of the August 1 start of the South Lincs and Border League. Spalding Town’s 1st XI visited Market Deeping on Sunday and were unable to chase down the home side’s 209-8 from 40 overs. Will Naylor claimed 4-33 from eight overs and Brandon Andrews 3-59 from 10 after ...

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More sports gear up for their return

Cricket is set to return next month and football could follow soon after following government guidance on recreational sport. More sports are set to return and the South Lincolnshire and Borders Cricket League says it’s currently talking to clubs about a proposed league that would start on Saturday, August 1. Cricket clubs can now play games as long as social ...

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