Cricket

Heck of a win for Moulton Harrox CC

An unbeaten 53 from number seven Clive Bayston proved vital as Moulton Harrox recorded a home win against Heckington in South Lincs and Border League Division One. Batting first, Moulton’s openers Mike Kearns (28) and Louis Greetham (15) gave them a solid start, but a clatter of wickets left them in a spot of bother. Enter Bayston backed very well ...

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Pinchbeck CC beat Belton Park

Pinchbeck ground out a two wicket victory over Belton Park in South Lincs and Border Division Two. Belton’s 129 all out saw opener Adrian Sleaford carry his bat for 69 not out while the next eight batsmen scored five runs between them. Mike Knight (4-32), Andrew Beeston (3-17) and James Langford (3-30) were the wicket takers. Pinchbeck too found batting ...

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Miserable weekend for Long Sutton CC

It was a disappointing weekend for Long Sutton as both XIs and Sunday side lost. On Saturday the 1st XI lost to Sleaford 2nd for whom Kurt Colyn scored 106 in their 278-8. Rajan Singh (40) and Barry Stanway (40) top scored for Sutton who were 173 all out. The 2nd XI slumped to 65 all out in 19.1 overs ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town and Long Sutton enjoy Premier Division wins

The status quo was maintained at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division as Skegness and Spalding Town finished with 20 points – as did Sleaford 2nd who stay third. Three players made half centuries in Spalding’s inning at home to Freiston, while Tim Hughes’ devastating bowling spell for Skegness, which brought him five wickets for ...

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Lincolnshire see their T20 dream dashed by rivals Staffordshire

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club’s hopes of reaching the Unicorns T20 finals day were ended when they lost both of their matches against Staffordshire on the delightful ground at Rolleston-on-Dove. In the first match, Staffordshire won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Kadeer Ali and Peter Wilshaw put on 72 for the first wicket before Wilshaw was dismissed by Andy ...

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Spa day goes wrong as Spalding Town are knocked off the summit

Spalding Town suffered their first defeat of the South Lincs and Border League season on Saturday – and lost their grip on top spot as a result. After stand-in skipper Joe Broomfield won the toss and elected to bat first at Woodhall Spa 2nd, Town were bowled out for just 126 in 44 overs. That allowed the home side to ...

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Early pace-setters Market Deeping 2nd hand Moulton Harrox a heavy loss

Moulton Harrox were unable to put the skids on Market Deeping 2nd’s title charge in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Early pace-setters Deeping cracked 200-3 batting first at Harrox Field, before bowling out Moulton for 78 to secure a 122-run victory. Matthew Barnett (1-40) did manage to get rid of opener Ryan Bainborough for 11, but ...

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Cricket round-up: Tight at the top as Spalding Town suffer first loss of season

Just one point separates Skegness and Spalding Town at the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division after a rain disrupted weekend that saw six matches affected by the weather. One of these was Skegness’ fixture against Grantham 2nd which was stopped in the second innings with Grantham 67 for four, chasing 176. But Spalding failed to ...

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Double defeat dashes Lincolnshire County Cricket Club’s T20 bid

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club’s hopes of securing a place in the finals day of the Unicorns T20 competition were dealt a severe blow when they lost both of their matches to Cumberland over the weekend. In the first match at Scunthorpe Town CC, Cumberland – having won the toss – posted a competitive total of 153-3, principally due to a ...

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Spalding Town hit the Premier Division summit after convincing home victory

Unbeaten Spalding Town climbed to the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table with a five-wicket win over Sleaford 2nd on Saturday. Hosts Town limited fellow high-fliers Sleaford to 143-8 batting first at the Memorial Field, with Roy Tilley taking fine figures of 4-44. Solid knocks from Jon Manton (39), Joe Broomfield (29) and Jon Miles ...

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Huge Spalding Town 3rd win is family affair as Carl and Macey shine

It was a day to remember for the Andrews family on Sunday as Spalding Town 3rd enjoyed a huge win in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. Captain Carl Andrews shone with a superb 156 not out as Town posted 240-9 batting first at Spalding Grammar School, before his daughter Macey Andrews took 5-30 to knock opponents Sleaford 3rd ...

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Cricket round-up: Family affair as Andrews duo inspire stunning Spalding Town 3rd victory

Division Two provided the story of the weekend in the South Lincolnshire and Border League as Spalding 3rd captain Carl Andrews hit an unbeaten 156 against Sleaford 3rd – then daughter Macey took five for 30 to help her side to victory. In the Premier Division, Billingborough secured their first win of the season, as did Woodhall Spa 2nd and Grantham ...

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Top shows from Broomfield and Tilley inspire Spalding Town’s tight triumph

A half-century from Joe Broomfield and Roy Tilley’s four-wicket haul kept Spalding Town’s unbeaten start to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season going on Saturday. Opener Broomfield starred with an important 57 as Town were bowled out for just 117 against Grantham 2nd at the Memorial Field. But Tilley’s super spell of 4-12 in 12 overs, plus ...

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Terrific Taylor ton as Long Sutton 2nd smash 370 in huge victory

Opener Jamie Taylor helped himself to a huge score of 185 in a dominant Long Sutton 2nd victory on Saturday. Taylor’s monstrous innings came in Sutton’s whopping 229-run win over Sleaford 3rd in South Lincs and Border League Division Two – which fired them to the top of the table. Having been put into bat, Sutton made their visitors toil ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town stay second with narrow Grantham victory

  Victories for Skegness and Spalding saw them stay in first and second places in the South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Skegness are nine points ahead but Spalding have a game in hand which they will catch up this weekend following Saturday’s 16 run victory over Grantham 2nd.  Spalding could manage only 117 runs but Grantham ...

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Spalding Town wallop Welby and the weather

Spalding clinically made short work of thrashing Welby Cavaliers on Saturday before the rain rolled in. The majority of South Lincolnshire and Borders Premier Division games were abandoned due to the late afternoon weather. But by the time the rain arrived in Welby, Spalding had already earned the 20 points after skittling the hosts out for just 71. After taking ...

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Pinchbeck open the season with cup defeat

After weeks of being rained off, Pinchbeck opened their season with a heavy defeat to Graves Park in the South Lincolnshire and Border League Cup on Saturday. Division One side Graves took a shine to their lower league opponents’ bowling and smashed a huge 362 for 5 from their 40 overs. Opener Chris King led from the off with his ...

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The Wright stuff fires both Long Sutton teams

It was a frustrating weekend for Long Sutton as they left Boston 2nd 158 all out in the South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division but were denied the chance to claim a first win of the season by the weather. Sutton put the visitors to Paradise Field in and worked hard to restrict them starting with Barry Stanway (1-14) ...

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Andrews provides the sunshine before the rain

A stunning nearly run-a-ball century by Carl Andrews was a bright spark amid a rain hit Saturday for Spalding Town’s 2nd and 3rd XIs on Saturday. Skippering Spalding 3rd on Saturday, Andrews hit 18 fours in his 109 ball 103 in the South Lincolnshire and Borders League Division Two clash against Grantham 3rd. There was also a particularly fruitful partnership ...

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On-song Kimber excels for Lincolnshire CCC with two explosive centuries

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club commenced their 2018 season with two matches against Northumberland at Jesmond in the newly introduced Unicorns T20 competition. The competition now requires the teams to play two matches in a day. In the first match Lincolnshire were put in to bat and their innings was dominated by Louis Kimber who scored 162 not out from 55 ...

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