A strong all-round showing saw Long Sutton defeat hosts Graves Park by eight wickets in the SLBL Cup (Division D) on Saturday.
Having won the toss and elected to field, Sutton set about removing Graves Park for 154 in 36.2 overs.
Although opener Chris King (59) and Liam Maskell (43) both scored very well for the home side, they lost wickets at regular intervals.
Matt Bull (4-29) and Rob Simpson (3-31) were the pick of the Sutton bowlers, while Dan Oldfield (1-45), Steven Milnes (1-8) and Aaron John (1-31) also got in on the act.
In reply, Sutton made light work of their target.
Although they lost opener Adam Wright for just five, Chris Booth (60) and Oldfield (64 not out) proved to be an impressive partnership.
The pair both passed 50 before Booth was dismissed by Jamie Lawson, allowing Bull (18 not out) to help Oldfield get the visitors over the line in the 28th over.
Sutton’s win leaves them level at the top of Division D with rivals Moulton Harrox.
- Long Sutton 2nd suffered a five-wicket defeat against Skegness 2nd in SLBL Cup Division A.
Batting first, Sutton were knocked over for just 80 at Paradise Field, before Skegness reached 81-5 in reply.
The loss leaves Sutton second in the group.
- A fine bowling display failed to stop Pinchbeck suffering a 44-run defeat against Heckington in South Lincs and Border League Division Two on Saturday.
Solid showings from Nick Crook (3-21), Jamie Frost (3-32), Danny Jackson (2-27) and Andrew Beeston (2-25) helped Pinchbeck bowl their visitors out for 138 at Spalding Grammar School, despite Pritesh Patel’s 45.
However, the Pinchbeck reply was pretty timid as they collapsed to 94 all out in just 39.2 overs.
Skipper Jackson top scored with 14, while Gary Neumann (12) and Matt Kidd (10) were the only other players to reach double figures.
Kevin Bristow (3-20) and Riley Pickwell (2-3) were the chief destroyers for Heckington, who are now second in the table.