Cricket

Spalding Town tame rivals as stellar start to the season continues

Spalding Town continued their red-hot start to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season with a big 171-run win over Billingborough on Saturday. Half-centuries from Jonathan Miles (63) and skipper Josh Newton (51) steered Spalding to 216 all out in 44 overs at Billingborough, before Julian Wilson’s 6-25 knocked over the hosts for just 45. The win leaves ...

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Red-hot duo fire Moulton Harrox to maiden victory of SLBL Division One season

Impressive knocks from Jack Barnett and Ansar Hussain helped Moulton Harrox record their first South Lincs and Border League Division One win of the season on Saturday. Harrox eased to a 149-run triumph over hosts Heckington, having posted an imposing 224-4 batting first. Despite losing Steven Rushworth (9) and Louis Greetham (3) early on – both run out by Harry ...

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Saturday cricket round-up: Huge Spalding Town victory as duo hit half-centuries

Skegness lead the Premier Division of the South Lincolnshire and Border League with Spalding Town eight points behind but with a game in hand. Both sides had a successful weekend, as did third placed Sleaford 2nd, Skegness bowling Bourne 2nd out for 66 and going on to win by eight wickets. Josh Newton hit 51 for Spalding and Jonathan Miles ...

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Lincolnshire County Cricket Club are aiming to retain Eastern Division title

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club enter the 2018 season as reigning Unicorns Eastern Division champions and 2017 Knockout Trophy finalists. The club will be looking to secure the Eastern Division title for a third successive year, having done so in 2016 and 2017. The county club have retained their previous successful management structure with Chris Keywood (Chairman), Chris Farmer (Chief Executive), ...

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Centurion Newton and Broomfield shine with 123-run stand in Spalding Town opener

Skipper Josh Newton scored a stellar century as Spalding Town kicked off their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season with a dominant 160-run over Boston 2nd on Saturday. Number four Newton made 103 not out at the Mayflower as he shared a stand of 123 with debutant Joe Broomfield (70) in Town’s total of 278-4 from 45 overs. ...

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Cricket round-up: Newton hits century as Spalding Town shine, Moulton Harrox suffer Baston beating

South Lincs and Border League round-up by Ann Boulton Sleaford 2nd won the battle of last year’s top two South Lincolnshire & Border League clubs with a 38 run victory over Woodhall Spa 2nd but it was Woodhall’s Matt Haslam who stole the glory, kicking off the season with bowling figures of eight for 22. Spalding Town also got off ...

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Cricket season returns with Spalding Town facing a derby at Boston 2nd

The South Lincs and Border League Cricket season returns this weekend – and four South Holland sides are in action. Spalding Town 1st, relegated from the Lincs ECB Premier League last year, begin their bid for SLBL Premier Division glory with a trip to Boston 2nd (1pm). They’ll be rivalled by Long Sutton 1st in the league’s top tier this ...

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Spalding Town legend Jim lands a leading coaching award with new club Winchmore Hill

Former Spalding Town Cricket Club stalwart Jimmy Clarke has won the coveted Middlesex Coach of the year award for 2017. Clarke left Spalding behind last year to move to London and take up a role with Winchmore Hill CC. Having also won East Midlands coach of the year in 2014, the ex-Town ace is aiming to take his new team ...

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Double delight for dominant Long Sutton after emphatic SLBL Cup victory

Dominant Long Sutton completed a fine double on Sunday as they cruised to glory in the SLBL Cup final. Barry Stanway (5-31) and Rob Simpson (4-2) ripped through the Skegness 2nd batting line-up at Boston, bowling them out for just 78 in 26.1 overs. That set the stage for an eight-wicket success for SLBL Division One winners Sutton, with skipper ...

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Confident Long Sutton skipper Barnes eyeing a double ahead of SLBL Cup final

Buoyant skipper Phil Barnes wants his Long Sutton side to finish their South Lincs and Border League season with a flourish this weekend. Division One champions Sutton round off their season with a home league game against Boston 3rd on Saturday (1pm), before taking on Skegness 2nd in the final of the SLBL Cup at Boston on Sunday (1pm). Sutton ...

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Derby defeat for Spalding Town despite Nel’s fine knock at Boston

A super knock of 77 from Warren Nel couldn’t stop Spalding Town losing the penultimate game of their Lincs ECB Premier League season by five wickets at Boston. Already-relegated Town posted a very respectable 184-8 batting first at the Mayflower, having been put into bat by their hosts. However, despite Brandon Andrews taking 3-46 to reduce Boston to 24-3 in ...

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More Miles magic but Spalding Town down after latest loss at Grantham

Spalding Town’s relegation from the Lincs ECB Premier Division was confirmed on Saturday after a six-wicket defeat at high-flying Grantham. Having won the toss and elected to bat, Spalding were bowled out for just 119 in 38.5 overs with Jordan Butcher (37) top scoring. Grantham then knocked off the runs in 24 overs, despite three more wickets from the ever-impressive ...

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SLBL cricket: Captain’s delight as derby win over Moulton seals title for Long Sutton

Jubilant captain Phil Barnes feels Long Sutton are now back where they belong after clinching the South Lincs and Border League Division One title on Saturday. Barnes led from the front as he top scored with 74 in Sutton’s solid score of 227-5 against South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox at Paradise Field, before watching on as Steve Milnes (4-20), Rob ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton bag big victory, Andrew hits ton in derby demolition

Long Sutton’s relentless charge towards the South Lincs and Border League Division One title continued on Saturday with an emphatic ten-wicket win over hosts Welby Cavaliers. Rob Simpson (4-17) and Raj Sangha (4-15) were both on fine form to help dismiss the home side for just 77 in 36.2 overs. The other wickets went to Barry Stanway (1-23) and Dan ...

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Spirited Spalding Town bowling display unable to halt Bourne as relegation looms

Spalding Town’s bowlers almost helped pull off a remarkable victory against big-hitting Bourne on Saturday – but ultimately another defeat pushed them further towards relegation. Lincs ECB Premier Division basement boys Town were bowled out for 109 at Spalding Grammar School, before Bourne clinched a four-wicket success by reaching 111-6 in 29 overs. However, the efforts of Jon Miles (2-49), ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town suffer agonising one-wicket defeat, Sutton stay top

Spalding Town were handed the narrowest of defeats by Louth in the Lincs ECB Premier Division on Saturday as they slipped deeper into the relegation mire. Having won the toss at London Road, rock-bottom Town were bowled out for 129 in 44.1 overs. A fine 53 from Warren Nel, which included nine fours, plus a 24 from Jon Miles and ...

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Dominant display secures back-to-back Eastern Division titles for Lincolnshire

All-conquering Lincolnshire County Cricket Club are celebrating back-to-back Eastern Division Championship titles after a comprehensive victory over Hertfordshire at Cleethorpes. They went into the clash knowing that seven points would clinch them the title for the second successive year, but the team left nothing to chance and took the maximum 24 points on offer. Lincs made one change from the ...

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Spalding Town win is bitter-sweet after points deduction for fielding ineligible Majeed

Spalding Town picked up their first Lincs ECB Premier League win in five weeks on Saturday – but an untimely points penalty saw them fall further behind in the race for survival. The basement boys should have been toasting a 17-point haul after seeing off Alford by 73 runs at Spalding Grammar School. Instead, they were hit with a 24-point ...

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SLBL cricket: Pinchbeck go second with derby victory over Spalding Town 3rd

Pinchbeck’s promotion bid gathered pace on Saturday as they cruised past rivals Spalding 3rd to go second in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. Lee Smith scored a half-century as Pinchbeck managed a solid 173 batting first in the Memorial Field clash. Town were all out for 76 in reply, giving Pinchbeck a hefty 97-run win and 18 match ...

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Big-hitting leaders Bracebridge Heath hand Spalding Town a heavy loss

The Lincs ECB Premier League table stayed true to itself on Saturday as leaders Bracebridge Heath put rock-bottom Spalding Town to the sword by a whopping 170 runs. Having won the toss at Cross-O-Cliffe Court, Town skipper Rob Ambrose opted to field first on a day when heavy rain was expected – but could only watch on as Bracebridge cracked ...

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