Cricket

Sunday cricket: Long Sutton top of table after derby success over Harrox

Long Sutton made it five wins from as many Rutland League Division Four East games by seeing off South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox 2nd by 84 runs on Sunday. Pace-setters Sutton won the toss and elected to bat first at Broad Lane, racking up 282-7 from their 45 overs as Dan Oldfield top-scored with 89. Harrox, who had Pierce Scourfield ...

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Spalding Town stay top of the table despite weekend washout

Spalding Town’s trip to Graves Park on Saturday was among the South Lincs and Border League fixtures rained off on Saturday. Premier Division table-toppers Town stay three points clear at the summit after all but two of the top tier fixtures were washed out without so much as a ball being bowled. Both Town and Graves Park picked up eight ...

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Miles better! Captain Jonathan praises Spalding Town ahead of Graves Park trip

Skipper Jonathan Miles has heaped praise on his Spalding Town side after they produced the perfect reaction to their first loss of the season. Having won their first five games of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division campaign, promotion-chasing Town were looking set to seize command of the title race. A home defeat against Grantham 2nd stopped them ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Sutton are beaten again despite impressing with the ball

Long Sutton suffered a 56-run reverse at Freiston in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday to make it three defeats on the spin. Sutton impressed with the ball after losing the toss, with Beau Newman (3-32), Adam Whitaker (3-19), Barry Stanway (2-31) and Dan Oldfield (2-6) all taking wickets. That left Freiston all out for only ...

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New record for Willerton as Lincolnshire CCC continue their winning ways

Lincolnshire continued their winning start to the season with a resounding six-wicket victory against Cheshire in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy round of 16 at Bracebridge Heath. Cheshire won the toss and elected to bat, Lincolnshire immediately took a firm grip on the game with Alex Willerton leading the attack in devastating fashion. No Cheshire batsman reached 20 runs and in ...

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Spalding Town bounce back in impressive style with dominant win

Spalding Town emphatically bounced back from their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division loss of the season by battering Skegness by nine wickets on Saturday. Captain Jonathan Miles impressed with the ball as his figures of 4-30 restricted hosts Skegness to just 175-9 from their 45 overs. That total never looked like being enough to deny Town, however, ...

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Massive Moulton Harrox victory as Baston are battered

Red-hot Moulton Harrox stormed to a whopping 221-run victory over Baston on Saturday. The side from Broad Lane made home advantage count in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash, smashing 252-6 before bowling their opposition out for a meagre 31 in reply. Hosts Moulton made a relatively low-key start, losing Mike Kearns Snr (8) and Chris Beale ...

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Wounded Spalding Town are told to bounce back from first loss by skipper Miles

Skipper Jonathan Miles wants to see Spalding Town bounce back from their first defeat of the season when they visit Skegness on Saturday (1pm). Town suffered a surprise home loss against Grantham 2nd last weekend to end their run of five wins from as many games (see page 38), but remain top of the early-season South Lincs and Border League ...

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Setback for table-topping Spalding Town as they suffer first loss of season

Spalding Town slipped to their first defeat of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season on Saturday. Mid-table Grantham 2nd proved too strong for the table-toppers at Spalding Grammar School as they picked up a 37 run success, handing skipper Jonathan Miles his first loss in his new Town role. On a day when the toss was always ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Pinchbeck edge to narrow win, Town 2nd impress

Ten-man Pinchbeck edged to a one-wicket victory at Boston 3rd in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday to move away from the bottom two. Bowling first, Pinchbeck did their job to perfection by dismissing their hosts for 128 in 35.3 overs. Kevin Manning (27) and William Lakin (36) scored well at the top of the innings, but ...

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Superb showing as Lincolnshire hit summit of Unicorns T20 competition

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club climbed to the top of their Unicorns T20 competition group by defeating Cumberland in both of their matches at Penrith over the weekend. Heavy rain resulted in the first match being reduced to just five overs per side. Cumberland won the toss, elected to bat and totalled what looked like a competitive tally of 47-3. However, ...

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Captain Miles stars with bat and ball in latest Spalding Town win

Spalding Town made it five wins from as many South Lincs and Border League Premier Division matches on Saturday as they beat rivals Boston 2nd by four wickets. In a game reduced to 35 overs per side because of the rainfall, Town limited Boston to 122-9 at Spalding Grammar School before making a decisive 124-6 in reply. Having lost the ...

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Moulton Harrox race to maximum 20-point victory over Claypole

Moulton Harrox picked up an impressive 20-point haul in South Lincs and Border League Division One as they beat Claypole by seven wickets. Harrox skipper Simon Juckes won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the opposition to bat first in what looked like bowler-friendly conditions at Broad Lane. Opening bowlers Alex Baker and Nohman Jarral bowled superbly with ...

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Cricket round-up: Second successive defeat for Sutton, 13-year-old Ollie shines with first 50

Long Sutton lost ground on the top two in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after suffering a comprehensive home defeat against Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Visitors Woodhall Spa scored 193-8 batting first at Paradise Field after being inserted in by the hosts. Sutton could only muster 89 in 26.5 overs as their reply collapsed, leaving them 104 ...

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Miles backs Spalding Town to keep on winning ahead of Boston 2nd derby

Buoyant Spalding Town skipper Jonathan Miles admits that he couldn’t have expected a better start to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Divison season. Defending champions Town sit top of the table after winning their opening four fixtures, including last weekend’s derby win over South Holland rivals Long Sutton. Miles, who is enjoying leading the team for the first ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town go top after handing Long Sutton first defeat in derby

Defending champions Spalding Town hit the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division for the first time this season on Saturday as they beat Long Sutton by 112 runs. Good knocks from Rob Ambrose (55), Jon Miles (43), Joseph Broomfield (35) and Jon Manton (30) steered Town to 244-8 batting first at Spalding Grammar School, with Adam Whitaker (4-36) ...

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Willerton shines as Lincolnshire County Cricket Club get their season off to flier

Lincolnshire CCC began their 2019 season in fine style over the weekend when they hosted Northumberland CCC at Grantham in the Unicorns T20 competition. The Imp County triumphed in both matches that were played and currently head their group table. In the first match, Lincolnshire batted first and, despite the early loss of Tom Keast, opener Joe Kendall stood firm ...

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Teen stars Sawyer and Birch shine with impressive century stand in Spalding Town 3rd success

Spalding Town 3rd took the derby bragging rights as they beat rivals Long Sutton 2nd by seven wickets in South Lincs and Border League Division Two on Saturday. Batting first at the Memorial Field, Sutton cracked 193-6 from their 45 overs as Andrew Wright top-scored on 74. However, an opening partnership of 107 from 17-year-old Jack Sawyer and 13-year-old Harry ...

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Spalding Town and Long Sutton flying ahead of their top-of-the-table derby duel

Warren Nel scored a typical century as Spalding Town made it three wins from as many games in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. The opener racked up 104 in Town’s 240-6 at Sleaford 2nd, before they bowled out the hosts for 221 in their reply. Defending champions Spalding are now second in the early standings, narrowly ...

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Ace Dring hits unbeaten century in Spalding Town Sunday 1st victory

A century from Chris Dring steered Spalding Town Sunday 1st to a six-wicket win over Whittlesey in Rutland League Division Three. Dring rolled back the years with a magnificent 111 not out to help Town chase down Whittlesey 1st’s 176-6 at the Memorial Field to get their season off to a flying start on Sunday. Harry DeCamps (3-37) and Josh ...

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