Cricket

Long Sutton beaten by Skegness

Long Sutton were beaten comprehensively by Skegness in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division at the weekend. After winning the toss Sutton elected to bat first at Paradise Field and despite losing opener Luke Barnes for a three ball duck, they looked in a good place thanks to skipper Dan Oldfield (30) and Phil Barnes (23). However they ...

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Six on the bounce for Moulton

Moulton moved up to second place in South Lincs and Border League Division One after Matt Barnett blew away Stamford Town on Saturday at Broad Lane. With Simon Juckes away, stand in skipper Chris Beale won the toss and had no hesitation in asking visitors Stamford to bat first in what appeared bowler friendly conditions, but certainly nobody expected the ...

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Emphatic win for Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck continued their impressive South Lincolnshire and Border Division One form by thrashing Heckington by 10 wickets in less than 27 overs. Their Jamie Frost took 6-23 from 8.1 overs and Mike Knight 4-14 from nine bowling in tandem as they bowled the home side out for just 40 in 17.1 overs on Saturday. Pinchbeck made short work of the ...

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Sunday cricket: Harrox in a Rush to secure victory as Steven cracks quick-fire 47

Steven Rushworth’s rapid 47 helped Moulton Harrox Sunday beat Newborough 2nd by seven wickets in Rutland League Division Four East on Sunday. An amazing bowling display saw Newborough knocked over for 76 in 34.3 overs, with Steve French (4-6), Ben Wood (3-14), Darren Hibbert (2-9) and Dan Grant (1-35) all doing damage. The reply was dominated by Rushworth, who hit ...

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Naylor takes 6-36 as Spalding Town defend low tally against Billingborough

A devastating bowling display from Will Naylor guided Spalding Town to a 43-run success over old foes Billingborough on Saturday. Fast bowler Naylor returned figures of 6-36 from just eight overs to help Town defend a relatively modest total of 142 at Spalding Grammar School. The victory wasn’t enough for Jonathan Miles’ side to hang onto their status as sole ...

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SLBL round-up: Beale steers Moulton to a derby success, Long Sutton suffer a big loss

A solid bowling display and Chris Beale’s unbeaten 52 steered Moulton Harrox to a derby victory over Boston 3rd on Saturday. Moulton limited Boston 3rd to 119-8 batting first in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash at The Mayflower, before easing to 121-5 in reply to clinch 19 points. Having won the toss and opted to field, ...

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Miles: Spalding Town ‘on-target for title’ ahead of derby duel with Billingborough

Skipper Jonathan Miles admits that Spalding Town couldn’t really have made a better start to their bid to make it back-to-back South Lincs and Border League Premier Division titles. Table-topping Town made it eight wins from 11 games (only one defeat) last weekend with a comprehensive victory at Freiston (see page 38) and sit two points clear or rivals Bourne ...

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Sunday cricket: Oldfield and Edgeller ease Long Sutton to another victory

There looks to be no stopping Long Sutton in Rutland League Division Four East. Sutton made it eight wins from as many games by easing to a nine-wicket victory over rivals Wisbech Town 2nd at Paradise Field on Sunday. Having bowled out their visitors for 159 with three wickets apiece from Adam Whitaker (3-25) and Beau Newman (3-10), Sutton eased ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Harrox hand leaders a first loss, Spalding 2nd edge out Pinchbeck

Moulton Harrox produced their best performance of the South Lincs and Border League Division One season so far on Saturday as they defeated leaders Market Deeping 2nd at Broad Lane. Having won the toss, Harrox were bowled out for 160 in 41.3 overs – but hit back to dramatically dismiss Deeping for 156. Mike Kearns Snr (32) and Chris Beale ...

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Newton impresses in dominant Spalding Town success at Freiston

Two players hit half-centuries on Saturday as Spalding Town picked up a dominant 91-run victory at Freiston to stay top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division. Opener Jon Manton (53) and number three Josh Newton (78) starred with the bat as Town posted 197-5 from their 45 overs after opting to make first use of the surface. ...

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Narrow semi-final defeat ends Lincolnshire CCC’s chances of reaching final

Lincolnshire CCC’s hopes of reaching the Unicorns Knockout Trophy semi-final were dashed when they lost by 16 runs to Cumberland at Bourne. Visitors Cumberland won the toss and elected to bat first at the Abbey Lawn. Lincolnshire took two early wickets to reduce them to 33-2, but Alex Grainger and Michael Slack added 98 for the third wicket before Grainger ...

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Willerton stars as Lincolnshire CCC blow Cumberland away in opener

Lincolnshire CCC began their Eastern Division campaign in fine style as they beat Cumberland by ten wickets at Sleaford. On winning the toss Cumberland elected to bat first – and before long they were in trouble against Lincolnshire’s opening hostile attack. In no time the visitors had slumped to 36-6 as Curtis Free and Alex Willerton dismantled their top order. ...

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Sunday cricket: Munson takes 5-35 in Long Sutton’s super seventh success

Flawless Long Sutton made it seven wins from as many games in Rutland League Division Four East on Sunday. The runaway leaders defeated hosts Ufford Park by four wickets and are now a hefty 31 points clear of second-placed Werrington 2nd. The home side never really got going after electing to bat first, losing wickets at regular intervals before being ...

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SLBL round-up: Great Dring innings steers Spalding Town 2nd to victory

Chris Dring smashed 92 to steer Spalding Town 2nd to an impressive six-wicket win at Baston on Saturday. The home side batted first in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash and scored a solid 196-7 as Adrian Joubert (50) and Liam Davies (53) both made half-centuries. Skipper Ben Hudson also made 32 and opener Andy Keen managed ...

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Solid Sleaford showing sees Spalding Town stay top of the table

A strong all-round display saw Spalding Town beat Sleaford 2nd by 80 runs on Saturday to remain top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table. Opener Jon Manton top scored with an impressive 74 as Town posted 181-5 batting first at Spalding Grammar School. Visitors Sleaford were then knocked over for 101 in reply, with William Naylor ...

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Stanway’s super 69 steers Long Sutton to win a sixth successive Sunday win

Long Sutton moved 25 points clear at the top of Rutland League Division Four East by making it six wins from as many matches on Sunday. The pace-setters impressively bowled out hosts Orton Park for 122 in 44.3 overs, before a crucial 69 not out from Barry Stanway steered them to 123-5 in reply. Hosts Park opted to bat first ...

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SLBL cricket: Moulton Harrox see off Heckington in tight tussle, Sutton 2nd beaten

Moulton Harrox raced to a whirlwind four-wicket victory over Heckington on Saturday in one of only three games completed across the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. On another rain hit day, hosts Moulton won the toss and opted to bat first in the Division One clash at Broad Lane. It proved to be an inspired call, with Heckington ...

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Lincolnshire CCC secure place at Unicorns T20 finals despite suffering first defeat

Lincolnshire CCC progressed to the Finals Day of the Unicorns T20 competition despite losing to Cheshire at New Brighton on Sunday. The County Club required one point from their two matches against Cheshire to ensure that they won their group. In the first match, Cheshire won the toss and elected to field. That proved the right call, as an indifferent ...

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Spalding Town set for a testing Spa day while Sutton chase return to winning ways

The pick of this weekend’s fixtures in the South Lincs and Border League sees two of the Premier Division’s top three go head-to head. Table-topping Spalding Town make the trip to third-placed Woodhall Spa 2nd (1pm) for what is one of their toughest tests of the campaign so far. Spa come into the game in even better form than Town, ...

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Double victory has Lincolnshire CCC on the brink of reaching finals day

Victory in both of their Unicorns T20 matches against Staffordshire at Scunthorpe virtually assured Lincolnshire CCC of their place in the finals day of the competition at Wormsley in August. In the first of the two matches, Lincolnshire batted first and were principally indebted to Usman Arshad who made 53 off 25 balls (6 fours and 3 sixes) to propel ...

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