Cricket

Sutton skipper salutes stellar Stanway show

Long Sutton 1st (89-5) beat Belton Park 1st (88) by 5 wickets Brilliant Barry Stanway took 7-32 as Long Sutton continued their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division winning streak with another 20-point success at Paradise Field on Saturday. It was a display of individual brilliance from paceman, who obliterated the Belton Park line-up almost single-handedly to leave them ...

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Magical McIntosh smashes Spalding streak

Spalding Town’s unbeaten start to the Lincs ECB Premier League season was shattered by champions Sleaford on Saturday. Tim Norris (28), Josh Newton (27) skipper Rob Ambrose (25) made the best contributions as Town were dismissed for 177 batting first – a total that proved way too light. That’s because New Zealand ace Tim McIntosh clubbed an incredible 123 not out off ...

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Stanway and Jackson star with sensational shows

A seven-wicket haul from Long Sutton’s Barry Stanway and a sensational century from Pinchbeck’s Danny Jackson were the highlights on a top weekend of South Lincs and Border League action. In the Premier Division, Stanway’s 7-32 skittled out Belton Park for 88 before an unbeaten 25 from Phil Barnes and 35 from Adam Wright eased Sutton to 89-5. There was ...

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Heavy loss halts Spalding Town 2nd’s charge

Grantham 1st (177-7) beat Spalding 2nd (61) by 116 runs Spalding Town 2nd’s two-game winning run in South Lincs and Border League Division One was emphatically ended by Grantham on Saturday. Hosts Grantham won the toss – and had no hesitation in batting on a wearing pitch. They were soon 15-2 when young George Senior ran out Adrian Wing (0) and ...

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‘Unplayable’ duo deliver for Long Sutton

Long Sutton 1st (29-0) beat Stamford Town 1st (28) by 10 wickets A stunning bowling display from Barry Stanway and Paul Edgeller helped Long Sutton smash Stamford in style on Saturday. Pace aces Edgeller (5-16) and Stanway (5-9) took all ten wickets to skittle host Stamford out for just 28 in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash. ...

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Kearns: Town can mix it with Lincs ECB big boys

Towering Spalding Town bowler Charlie Kearns is expecting a tight title race in this year’s Lincs ECB Premier League. The seamer, who took two wickets in Saturday’s rain-hit losing draw against Bourne at Spalding Grammar School, feels there’s nothing to choose between the top six teams. Spalding slipped from second to fourth after last weekend’s six point haul – which ...

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Town hang on for draw to deny Bourne

Spalding Town 1st held on to collect a losing draw against much-fancied Bourne 1st in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. On a rain-hit day across the league, Town won the toss and elected to bat first at Spalding Grammar School. That proved no problem for big-hitting Bourne, who racked up 260-5 thanks to top knocks from Stuart Airey ...

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Super Sutton smash Stamford

Paul Edgeller and Barry Stanway both took five wickets to guide Long Sutton 1st to a resounding ten-wicket win over Stamford in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Sutton aces Edgeller (5-16) and Stanway (5-9) took all ten wickets to skittle Stamford out for just 28, before knocking the runs off comfortably. Rain washed out most of ...

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Spalding denied by stubborn Boro’ batting

In-form Spalding Town moved up to second in the Lincs ECB Premier League after a winning draw (7) against old foes Billingborough on Satuday. Having won the toss and elected to bat, visitors Town racked up 212 after inspired knocks from Thivanka Rajaratne (82) and all-rounder Charlie Kearns (31). Warren Nel (22) was dismissed for the first time this season, ...

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Langford’s hat-trick inspires Pinchbeck

Skipper James Langford took an incredible hat-trick to steer Pinchbeck to their first South Lincs and Border League Division Two win of the season on Saturday. Having lost convincingly against Lindum 3rd the previous weekend, Pinchbeck fought back superbly at Spalding Grammar School to dismiss opponents Claypole for 135 before knocking off the runs in 32.1 overs with four wickets ...

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Cavalier display from Spalding Town 2nd

Resurgent Spalding Town 2nd climbed up to second in South Lincs and Border League Division One with a good all-round display at Cavaliers. Ansar Hussain (65) and David Thomas (56no) steered Town to 177-7, before they limited the hosts to 140-9 in reply. On a good batting deck, Spalding skipper Steve Norris won the toss and had no hesitation in ...

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Derby delight for Long Sutton

Long Sutton 1st (115-7) beat Moulton Harrox 1st (114) by 3 wickets Long Sutton picked up their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division win of the season after edging out local rivals Moulton Harrox in a thrilling encounter at Paradise Field on Saturday. Hosts Sutton were nearly at full strength, with only Chris Booth missing through illness and the returning Ian ...

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Town up to second after winning draw at Boro’

Thivanka Rajatne put in a man-of-the-match performance for Spalding Town on Saturday – hitting 82 runs and taking five wickets in a winning draw at Billingborough. Spalding were dismissed for 212, with veteran Roy Tilley taking five for the home side while captain Steve Scott ensured his side took 11 points from the game with an unbeaten 57 which saw ...

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Perfect performance from sizzling Spalding

Lindum 1st (142) lost to Spalding 1st (148-1) by nine wickets Rob Ambrose toasted Spalding Town’s most complete Lincs ECB Premier League performance to date after they ruthlessly put Lindum to the sword on Saturday. Charlie Kearns (4-35), Wamanga Perera (3-24) and Thivanka Rajaratne (3-39) ripped through the home batting line-up for just 142, before knocking the runs off for ...

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Hussain has the Ansar for Spalding Town

Friskney (147) lost to Spalding 2nd (148-7) by 3 wickets An awesome all-round display from Ansar Hussain helped Spalding 2nd secure their first South Lincs and Border League Division One win of the season on Saturday. On a pitch offering a bit for both bat and ball with murky overhead conditions, skipper Steve Norris won his third toss in a ...

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Pinchbeck soundly beaten in South Lincs opener

Pinchbeck endured something of a difficult start to their South Lincs and Border League Division Two season as Lindum 3rd took the points with a five-wicket victory. On an excellent wicket at Spalding Grammar School, Pinchbeck batted first but looked decidedly rusty with bat in hand. Lindum’s young and disciplined bowling attack took full advantage and skittled them out for ...

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Spalding Town braced for tough Lindum test

Rob Ambrose reckons that Spalding Town are in for one of their toughest Lincs ECB Premier League games of the season on Saturday. Town visit a Lincoln Lindum outfit that lost their opener at Sleaford by 13 runs – but Ambrose is sure that they will be among the title contenders this year. Although they were boosted by a 15-point ...

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Edgeller ton inspires Sutton success

Long Sutton Sunday (229-8) beat Uffington (177-5) by 52 runs An excellent batting display from Long Sutton’s Sunday side saw them start their Rutland League campaign with a victory at Paradise Field on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting first is a rarity for any Sutton side – but it looked as though they might regret it when Steve Skoulding ...

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Rob delighted as Nel inspires Town draw

Spalding Town CC 1st (258-8) drew with Market Deeping 1st (244-7)   Impressed Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose has declared himself happy with Saturday’s derby draw against Market Deeping. Town picked up 15 points in their Lincs ECB Premier League opener at Spalding Grammar School, with star man Warren Nel making an unbeaten 116. The South African’s knock was the ...

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Mixed fortunes for promoted Long Sutton duo

Long Sutton 1st (154-7) lost to Boston 1st (156-2) by 8 wickets Sutton’s first game back in the top tier of South Lincs and Border League ended in heavy defeat at the hands of the title contenders Boston at the Mayflower on Saturday. Promoted Sutton were made to bat first in the Division One clash – and lost Phil Barnes ...

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