Cricket

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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Cricketers await the go-ahead

There was confusion as to whether the cricket season would be allowed to start following government announcements on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said non-contact sport can be played, so long as club’s avoid using dressing rooms together. Cricket is classed as non-contact sport, but when asked about cricket in the commons he said that “the ball is a natural ...

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Promotion or relegation ruled out if cricket season resumes

No promotion or relegation is being proposed for any cricket leagues in Lincolnshire if the season is ever re-started. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak not a single ball has been bowled in the leagues so far this season. But despite there being no guarantee playing restrictions will be lifted before winter, Lincolnshire Cricket said in a statement that it is ...

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Help at hand for Spalding CC

Local businesses have helped rally around Spalding Cricket Club as the wait for the cricket season continues. The South Lincs Premier Division side had been looking forward to the 2020 season and running three Saturday teams, a Sunday team and an U19s as well as the ladies’ South Holland team and numerous junior teams. Matt Gill is set to make ...

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Long Sutton enjoy a cash boost thanks to National Lottery grant

Long Sutton Cricket Club have been given a grant to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. As reported last week, the South Lincolnshire Premier Division club have had to deal with vandalism as well as the loss of income from not playing so far this season. But they’ve now been awarded £2,310 of National Lottery funding from Sports England’s Community ...

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‘Frustration’ at Long Sutton CC

Long Sutton Cricket Club has had to deal with vandalism as well as the loss of at least the start of their 2020 cricket season. The South Lincs Cricket League Premier Division would normally have been a few weeks into their season by now. But instead they have no income coming in with all cricket in the UK currently being ...

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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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