Cricket

Lavery (16) takes five wickets as Moulton Harrox blow away Skegness 2nd

Moulton’s magic run of form continued on Saturday as they blew away South Lincs and Border League Premier Division basement boys Skegness 2nd. Captain Chris Beale lost the toss and Harrox were forced to bowl on what looked like an incredibly good batting wicket. However, visitors Harrox started incredibly well with 16-year-old Henry Lavery (5-17) taking a wicket in his ...

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Bourne blown away by terrific Town display

Spalding Town roared to their best result of the season so far on Saturday as they humbled Lincs ECB Premier League leaders Bourne on their own patch. Young gun Henry Charlton (73) and Ben Smith (81) both made impressive contributions in Town’s 239-9 at the Abbey Lawn, with Josh Newton (25) also scoring smartly. Charlie Kearns (4-52),  Jack Barratt (3-20), ...

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Newton: Spalding Town morale high ahead of trip to league leaders Bourne

Josh Newton reckons Spalding Town 1st’s big win over Billingborough at the weekend was the perfect preparation for an anticipated bigger task this Saturday. Town’s current number three batsmen says morale is good in the camp ahead of the trip to Lincs ECB Premier Division leaders Bourne (noon). He said: “They beat us pretty convincingly at our place early in ...

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Double trophy joy for Spalding Grammar School young guns

Spalding Grammar School’s under-13 cricket side have completed a fantastic season by winning two major trophies within the space of a week. The talented team have wrapped up both the David Cross Shield and the Lincolnshire County Cup prize, reaffirming their status as one of the Grammar’s most promising groups. First, they retained the under-13 version of the David Cross ...

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Joy of six for Town’s on-song under-13s

Red-hot Spalding Town under-13s continued their wonderful winning streak with an impressive win over Billingborough under-13s last Thursday night. It’s now six Border County Cricket Association Lincs Under-13 East League wins on the trot for Town’s young guns, who remain top of the table. Town won the toss and batted first, with regular openers Paddy Harrington and Jon Manton starting ...

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Jamie on fire to send Spalding Town 2nd top

Jamie Juckes took a five-wicket haul to propel Spalding Town 2nd to the top of South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. The pace ace’s figures of 5-10 helped blow host Friskney away for just 38 in 16.3 overs, with Sanj Tott (2-27) also chipping in with a pair of wickets. Tott’s victims included skipper Rob Grant, who ...

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Nel’s hat-trick in vain for beaten Spalding Town

Spalding Town were soundly beaten by hosts Lincoln Lindum on Saturday in a quite remarkable Lincs ECB Premier League match. Will Wright smashed 108 and Karanjit Bansal  added 96 in Lidum’s imposing 266-6, but Warren Nel (4-57) did take a hat-trick with three wickets off the final three balls of the innings. In reply, Thivanka Rajaratne (36 off 27 balls) top scored as ...

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Spalding Town walking wounded at Lindum

Injury and player unavailability have left Spalding Town with a selection headache ahead of this Saturday’s Lincs ECB Premier League trip to Lincoln Lindum (noon). Sri Lanka star Wamanga Perera pulled up lame in last Saturday’s losing draw at Market Deeping (report page 38), while Charlie Kearns and Chris Dring are both away. That leaves skipper Rob Ambrose short of ...

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Spalding Town teens top after Sutton win

Spalding Town Cricket Club’s under-13s beat rivals Long Sutton under-13s on Friday to complete a fifth successive league win – and go top of the table. Town’s talented teens now top the Border County East League by 15 points after the seven-wicket success, although title rivals Bourne do have games in hand. After losing the toss Spalding were made to ...

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Hall’s Paul comes to the ‘Fore’ with 5-35

Seas End Hall earned a narrow 12-run win over Loddington as the Rutland League Division Five season reached the half-way stage on Sunday. Narrowly beaten away in the reverse fixture back in May, Seas End were determined to win at home – and did just that to cement their spot in the top five. A good start of 60 after ...

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Long Sutton lose low-scoring thriller

Long Sutton (104) lost to Boston (107-7) by 3 wickekts An intriguing encounter at Paradise Field on Saturday saw Sutton nearly pull off a remarkable victory against a strong Boston side. Sutton started the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division game promisingly as Phil Barnes and Chris Booth looked comfortable against the ineffective Boston seamers. This paved the way ...

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Town skipper: Deeping are the team to beat

Market Deeping (271-7) drew with Spalding Town (199-9) Skipper Rob Ambrose hailed Market Deeping as the team to beat in the Lincs ECB Premier League after hanging on for a draw on Saturday. A stunning century from Chris Jones (117) fired Deeping to a mammoth 271-7 at Outgang Road, before Town laboured to 199-9 in reply. Spalding had been on ...

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‘Heck’ of a win for Spalding Town 2nd

Spalding 2nd (105) beat Heckington (75) by 30 runs An incredible bowling display steered Spalding Town 2nd to a fifth successive South Lincs and Border League Division One win on Saturday. Having been put into bat, visitors Town started pretty well with the watchful Mike Kearns (26) and Jim Clarke (10) reaching 34 before both eventually departed. Spalding move on ...

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Jack’s classy 80 inspires Moulton Harrox win

Bourne 2nd (194-6) lost to Moulton Harrox (198-3) by 7 wickets Moulton’s excellent run of form continued on Saturday with an extremely convincing South Lincs and Border League Premier Division win over rivals Bourne. Tom Bentley made a stunning unbeaten century as Bourne’s second string posted 194-6 batting first at Harrox Field, but Moulton easily knocked that off thanks to ...

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Spalding Town hold on for Deeping draw

Battling Spalding Town held on for a losing draw against title hopefuls Market Deeping on Saturday – despite suffering a shocking collapse. The derby started badly for Town, with Chris Jones cracking an impressive 117 as Deeping clocked up the day’s highest total of 271-7 at Outgang Road. Spalding’s reply started well enough as Thivanka Rajaratne hit 89 to steer them to 150-1 – ...

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Spalding Town’s Kearns is targeting Deeping delight

Pace ace Charlie Kearns is backing Spalding Town to upset the odds in their Lincs ECB Premier League derby at his former club Market Deeping on Saturday. Title hopefuls Deeping go into the Outgang Road clash (noon) in third place, just 14 points behind table-toppers Bourne. Spalding were edged out by another of the league’s big-hitters Bracebridge Heath last weekend, ...

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Edgeller’s first Saturday ton in vain for Long Sutton

Long Sutton 1st (191) lost to Woodhall Spa 2nd (225-5) by 34 runs Paul Edgeller hit a stunning 107 for Long Sutton on Saturday – but it wasn’t enough to help his side complete a thrilling run chase in the South Lincs and Border League’s Premier Division. The knock was Edgeller’s first century in Saturday cricket, having helped himself to ...

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Pinchbeck take spoils in Timberlands thriller

Pinchbeck (164-7) beat Timberlands (153) by 11 runs For a second successive week Pinchbeck were caught up in a tense finish – but on this occasion they took home the points as they edged out hosts Timberlands by 11 runs in a well contested match that ebbed and flowed. Put into bat in decent bowling conditions on Saturday, Pinchbeck made ...

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Last-over agony for leaves Spalding skipper gutted

Bracebridge Heath (192-8) beat Spalding Town (149) by 43 runs Skipper Rob Ambrose was left gutted as Spalding Town suffered an agonising last-over defeat against Bracebridge Heath in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. It was a wet day across the county, with conditions favouring the bowlers at Spalding Grammar School. Bracebridge won with just four balls to spare, bowling ...

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Family fortune for Moulton as Barnetts inspire win

South Lincs and Border League round-up Cousins Matt Barnett and Jack Barnett shone to guide Moulton Harrox to a 78-run win over Belton Park in the Premier Division on Saturday. Opener Matt Barnett cracked 74 as Harrox racked up 179-8 batting first, with Jack Cusack (29) and Maxwell Cusack (13) also contributing. Hosts Belton were then knocked over for 101, ...

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