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SLBL cricket round-up: Harrox race to victory, Spalding Town 2nd beaten by leaders

Moulton Harrox romped to an eight-wicket victory over Welby Cavaliers in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. With the visitors opting to bat first at Harrox Field, Moulton bowled Cavaliers out for 87 in 31.3 overs. That total was never going to be enough to deny Harrox and they duly raced to 88-2 in reply, with Jack ...

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Long Sutton upset the league leaders

Long Sutton Cricket Club upset league leaders Bourne 2nd at the weekend as they continue to flourish in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division. Despite losing several players over the winter following their first season back at this level they’re again comfortably in mid-table this time around. Three consecutive defeats had checked their momentum but they bounced back ...

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Seventh heaven for Moulton

Moulton Harrox’s three-pronged bowling attack helped secure a seventh straight South Lincs and Border Division One win on Saturday at Baston to close the gap on leaders Market Deeping 2nd. Louis Greetham (4-40), Alex Baker (3-9) and Carl Lamming (3-21) battered Baston and left them 74 all out in just 25.2 overs. Leeming picked up the key wicket of Andy ...

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Spalding miss out on chance to go top

Spalding Town missed out on the chance to overtake leaders Bourne 2nd at the top of South Lincs and Borders Premier Division as they lost by 30 runs at home to Freiston. While the league leaders were being beaten by Long Sutton, Spalding were unable to chase down the visitors’ total on a rain interrupted afternoon. The visitors to Spalding ...

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Knight battles in vain for Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck’s good run came to an end as they lost a low scoring game at home to Stamford Town. After two wins on the bounce in South Lincs and Border League Division One, they failed to defend a meagre total of 78, slumping to a four wicket loss. The home side’s total could have been worse but for a knock ...

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Belton blown away by brilliant Spalding

Spalding kept up the pressure on leaders Bourne 2nd at the top of the league by bowling Belton out for just 49 on Saturday. On a low-scoring day throughout the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division in which every other side who batted first lost, Spalding bucked the trend and defended 132 – the highest total any side in ...

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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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