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Cricket round-up: Nel’s unbeaten ton inspires key Spalding Town win

Warren Nel hit a season-high 161 not out to guide Spalding Town to an impressive 90-run victory at South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title rivals Sleaford 2nd on Saturday. Opener Nel shared a 102-run stand with Jon Manton (44), a 33-run partnership alongside skipper Josh Newton (18) and made a stellar 153-run haul with Jon Miles (55) as ...

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SLBL cricket: Bowlers impress as Pinchbeck stay top, Sangha half-century in vain for Sutton

Pinchbeck are 20 points clear at the top of South Lincs and Border League Division Two after a seven-wicket success against Freiston 2nd on Saturday. It was the bowlers who took most of the plaudits for the table-toppers at Freiston, with Mike Knight (4-40), Jamie Frost (3-39) and James Langford (3-15) knocking the hosts over for 102 in 28.1 overs. ...

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Captain marvel Mike hits 126 in massive Moulton Harrox victory

Opener Mike Kearns scored an amazing century to steer Moulton Harrox to a huge 247-run victory on Saturday. The Harrox skipper scored 126 in Moulton’s huge total 315-6 against ten-man Skegness 2nd in South Lincs and Border League, before his side bowled the away side out for just 68 in reply. Steven Rushworth (67) and Matt Barnett (74) also passed ...

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Cricket round-up: Kearns smashes 126 in Harrox win, Spalding Town still in command

South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division leaders Spalding Town – who were without a game at the weekend – are still well ahead at the top but the three chasing clubs stayed in contention all picking up maximum points.  Sleaford 2nd lie second, just two points ahead of Woodhall Spa 2nd with Skegness a further nine behind.  Matt Sergeant ...

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Super sixes! Inaugural Spalding Town tournament proves to be a success story

Ten teams took part in Spalding Town Cricket Club’s first-ever under-11 six-a-side tournament at the Memorial Field last weekend – and there was a home winner. The under-11 group is the first opportunity for children to play competitive cricket with a hard ball and protective equipment and is very different from the soft-ball they play in the ages below. Sides ...

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Kendall hits remarkable double ton as Lincolnshire romp to impressive victory

Joe Kendall made an incredible 230 not out as Lincolnshire CCC picked up maximum points from their Eastern Division clash at leaders Buckinghamshire. Lincolnshire travelled to Chesham for what was the third of their three-day fixtures of the season – and gave a debut to Alex Moor. On a very hot and sunny day, Buckinghamshire won the toss and elected ...

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Cricket round-up: South Holland sides hit by postponements in South Lincs and Border League

Abandoned matches were the order of the day in South Lincolnshire & Border League with only two games played to a finish on Saturday and one on Sunday. Nevertheless, there were some notable performances, Ishan Jayarathna hitting and unbeaten 134 for Boston 2nd against Long Sutton and Peter Houghton (141) and Norman Brackley (104no) piling on the runs for Skegness ...

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Miles on-song as Spalding Town go 30 points clear with emphatic win

Four wickets from Jon Miles and a half-century by Joe Broomfield helped Spalding Town extend their lead at the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division to 30 points on Saturday. Town picked up maximum points (20) after securing an eight-wicket victory over Billingborough, who they bowled out for 109 at the Memorial Field. Broomfield’s 53 then steered ...

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Narrow defeat for Long Sutton in Woodhall Spa 2nd thriller

Long Sutton suffered an agonising one-wicket defeat against Woodhall Spa 2nd at Jubilee Park on Saturday. Batting first in the South Lincs and Border Premier Division clash, Sutton posted a fine 220-8 from their 45 overs – with Adam Wright top scoring on 70. However, hosts Spa edged to 221-9 in 39.3 overs to break Sutton’s hearts on what was ...

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Cricket round-up: Lamming’s five-wicket haul inspires Harrox, ten-man Pinchbeck win again

Carl Lamming took five wickets to help Moulton Harrox secure a 35-run win over hosts Market Deeping 2nd on Saturday. Batting first in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash, Harrox racked up 180-5 before dismissing their hosts for 145 at Outgang Road. Having elected to bat first, Moulton started well with openers Louis Greetham (37) and Steven ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town 30 points clear at the top after beating Billingborough

Spalding Town continue to dominate the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division after beating Billingborough by eight wickets while Sleaford remain second with Woodhall Spa 2nd in hot pursuit following victory over Long Sutton. Martin Parmley was the only century maker with 117 in Grantham 2nd victory over Freiston. Division One leaders Belton Park scored a convincing victory over ...

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Keast gets perfect ten as Lincolnshire CCC seal maiden win of the campaign

Lincolnshire CCC picked up their first win of the season in the Unicorns Eastern Division Championship with a 116 run win over Cambridgeshire at Cleethorpes. Lincolnshire won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Joe Kendall and Chris Jones (32) put on 81 for the first wicket which was followed by the outstanding partnership of the match as Kendall and ...

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Half-centuries from Newton and Miles steer Spalding Town to derby win at Bourne

Spalding Town remain in command at the top of the South Lincs and Border League’s Premier Division after a four-wicket win at Bourne 2nd on Saturday. Town limited their hosts to 183-7 on the notoriously excellent Abbey Lawn track, before reaching 185-6 in the 35th over to tie up an 18-point haul. Joe Broomfield (3-23), Jon Miles (2-36) and Roy ...

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Booth and Stanway on-song as Long Sutton pass 300 in wonderful Welby win

Chris Booth blasted a super century to steer Long Sutton to a whopping 155-run win over Welby on Saturday. The opener scored 112 in Sutton’s impressive 301-6 batting first at Paradise Field, with number five Barry Stanway adding 92 to ensure the hosts racked up a daunting total. Will Naylor then took figures of 5-30 to help dismiss Welby for ...

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Langford takes 6-13 in Pinchbeck’s best total of the season so far

Unbeaten South Lincs and Border League Division Two leaders Pinchbeck picked up another 20-point haul on Saturday as they saw off mid-table hosts Sleaford 3rd. Stand-in Pinchbeck captain Nick Crook won the toss and unsurprisingly chose to bat first on a listless, sweltering afternoon. Some loose early bowling from the Sleaford attack allowed openers Crook and Matt Kidd to bring ...

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Skipper Gill stars as Spalding Town 2nd sink ten-man Moulton Harrox in derby

Spalding Town 2nd took the derby spoils as they beat depleted Moulton Harrox by 52 runs at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Ten-man Moulton impressed with the ball and bowled out Town for 183 with John Barnett taking five wickets – but a superb 85 from skipper Matt Gill gave the hosts a fighting chance of victory. That knock proved ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town still sitting pretty after derby win at Bourne 2nd

A maiden century in senior cricket for 16-year-old Jared Hackney of Grantham 3rd was the highlight of a South Lincolnshire and Border League weekend that brought two more tons and saw Spalding Town consolidate their lead at the top. Spalding claimed a four wicket win over Bourne 2nd after Jonathan Miles had hit 67 and Josh Newton 53 but for ...

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Spalding batter Boston to extend lead at the top

Spalding Town extended their lead at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division with an emphatic win over Boston 2nd. In a game that started at 11am in a bid for the players to be able to watch the football, Spalding only took just over 47 overs to seal an eight wicket win. On their visit ...

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One run victory puts Moulton in pole position

A double victory weekend for Moulton Harrox ended with their Sunday side topping the Rutland Division Four East by the narrowest of margins. Moulton managed to topple previous leaders Orton Park by just one run after defending their 168-8. Key contributions in the Moulton innings came from Louis Greetham (39), Alin Carter (37) and Henry Lavery (39), the latter of ...

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Stanway to heaven for Long Sutton CC

Just before 9pm on Saturday night Long Sutton pulled off a superb win over Grantham 2nd. With Grantham unable to start any earlier than the scheduled 1pm it led to a long day for Phil Barnes’s side interrupted by a football inspired lunch break. It was Sutton who brought the result home in the twilight thanks to an excellent knock ...

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