Cricket

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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Lincolnshire County Cricket Club all set for season opener against Northumberland

Lincolnshire CCC begin their 2019 campaign when they host Northumberland at Grantham on Sunday May in two T20 fixtures (11 am start). As well as Northumberland, Lincolnshire will also face Cumberland, Staffordshire, and Cheshire in their qualifying group matches. In the corresponding fixtures with Northumberland at Jesmond in 2018, both sides won one match. Those matches were dominated by Lincolnshire’s ...

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Cricket round-up: Defeats for Pinchbeck and Harrox in Division One openers

Pinchbeck suffered a hefty nine-wicket defeat at Market Deeping 2nd in their first foray into South Lincs and Border League Division One cricket on Saturday. Having been put into bat first by their hosts at Outgang Road, Pinchbeck lost Matt Kidd (2) and skipper Mark Ramsden (0) very early on. Danny Jackson (18), Adam Newell (10) and Lee Eyett (23) ...

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Spalding Town edge home at Belton Park to seal a second victory on spin

Spalding Town made it two wins from as many games in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division with a narrow one-wicket victory at Belton Park on Saturday. Defending champions Town impressed with the ball after skipper Jonathan Miles won the toss and elected to field, bowling their hosts out for 164. But they were made to work hard ...

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Cricket round-up: Newton century steers Spalding Town to big win, Long Sutton victorious again

Josh Newton made a big century as Spalding Town got the defence of their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title off to a winning start on Saturday, while Long Sutton made it two wins from as many games. Starting with Town, they made 271-4 against Graves Park after opting to bat, before knocking their visitors over for 150. ...

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Back-to-back titles is the aim for new Spalding Town captain Miles

New Spalding Town captain Jonathan Miles is targeting another South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title ahead of their opener with Graves Park on Saturday (1pm). All-rounder Miles, who played a key role in steering Town to first place last time around, has replaced top order batsman Josh Newton as skipper for the 2019 campaign. Saturday’s clash with Graves ...

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Dunn accepts result was fair as Pinchbeck United pay the penalty against Deeping

Pinchbeck United 0 Deeping Rangers 1 Lee Beeson’s late penalty miss proved costly as Pinchbeck United saw their nine-game unbeaten run in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division dashed by in-form Deeping Rangers on Saturday. Visitors Deeping made it 11 wins on the spin in the league thanks to Dan Jarvis’ second-half strike at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Lincolnshire unable to end Berkshire’s winning run in Unicorns Championship

Lincolnshire were unable to end Berkshire’s recent dominance of the Unicorns Championship after suffering a heavy defeat in the play-off final. Eastern Division champions Lincs had high hopes of ending Berkshire’s winning streak in the league, but slipped to an innings and 32-run defeat at Banbury. It was the third time in as many seasons that the duo have met ...

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Cricket round-up: Miles fires Spalding Town to South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town eased to an eight-wicket derby victory at Long Sutton on Saturday to clinch the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title. Jon Miles’ 5-27 skittled Sutton out for 109 at Paradise Field, before unbeaten knocks from Jon Manton (32no) and that man Miles (54no) eased Town to 111-2 in less than 20 overs. The 20-point haul surpassed ...

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Host of training courses available in Lincolnshire for aspiring cricket umpires

The Lincs ECB Association of Cricket Officials is organising a number of training courses this winter for anyone who would like to find out more about umpiring. Courses will take place at Grantham CC, Lindum CC and Normanby CC. Dates: Grantham: Stage one – Saturday, October 27; Saturday, November 3. Stage two – Saturday, November 17 and 24. Lindum: Stage ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town closing in on South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town need just 14 points from their last two games to secure the South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division title after a narrow one-wicket victory over Skegness on Saturday. Chasing 210-7 to win, Town edged to 213-9 in 42.5 overs to grab their 16th win from 20 games this season, giving themselves the chance to clinch the title ...

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Hat-trick of Eastern Division titles for Lincolnshire CCC

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club are celebrating after winning the Unicorns Eastern Division title for the third successive season. They defeated hosts Cumberland CCC by 53 runs in their final game of the season to collect 18 points, setting up a play-off final date with Western Division winners Berkshire at Banbury on Sunday (10.30am). Lincolnshire made two changes for the game ...

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Cricket round-up: Promotion for Pinchbeck after Long Sutton 2nd success, Spalding Town stay on top

Pinchbeck will be playing South Lincs and Border League Division One cricket next season after securing promotion on Saturday. The table-toppers secured a 95-run victory over Long Sutton 2nd at Spalding Grammar School to move 34 points clear at the top – making them clear favourites to add the title to their promotion. Batting first after winning the toss, Harry ...

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Cricket round-up: Simpson’s super 6-40 as Spalding Town stay at summit

Rob Simpson’s six-wicket haul helped Spalding Town stay top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table with a narrow success over Freiston on Saturday. Table-topping Town were bowled out for just 149 batting first, with only Jon Manton (59) and Jon Miles (26) making scores of note. Hosts Freiston will have fancied their chances of chasing down ...

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Cricket round-up: Town still top after tie, Sutton fall just shy in run chase and Harrox make hay

Spalding Town remain ten points clear at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table after a dramatic tie with nearest rivals Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Batting first at the Memorial Field, table-topping Town were bowled out for 176 as Matt Haslam took impressive figures of 5-31. Amazingly, the visitors were bowled out for the ...

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