An unbeaten 64 from captain Jake Burton helped Long Sutton Sunday to an impressive victory over Hampton in Rutland League Division Three.
All-rounder Burton steered his side to 227-8 at Paradise Field on Sunday, having been put into bat by the visitors.
Openers Dan Oldfield (33) and Phil Barnes (31) also impressed, while Charlie Crisp’s 27 down the order was also key.
Hampton’s run chase had Sutton concerned at times, but they ultimately came up just short on 201.
Harron Rehman (62) led the charge, but wickets fell at regular intervals thanks to Oldfield (3-29), Callum John (2-35), Josh Baker (1-24), Burton (1-22) and Joe Whitaker (1-24).
The 20-point haul sends Sutton to the top of the table, albeit having played two games more than second-placed Ketton.
Staying in Division Three, a magnificent 114 from Muddassar Shafiq helped Werrington 2nd beat Spalding Sunday 1st by 158 runs.
Shafiq’s top ton helped his side to 260-6, despite fine figures of 5-46 from Jay White.
George Morris’ score of 33 in Spalding’s 102 was the highlight of their 35-over reply.
In Division Four East, Moulton Harrox eased to a nine-wicket derby win over Long Sutton 2nd.
Paul Bullock’s 4-13 helped Harrox knock over Sutton 2nd for 110 in 39.3 overs at Broad Lane, while Andy Shaw (32) top scored for the visitors.
Chasing that target was no trouble for Harrox, with Mike Kearns Snr (51), Carter (42 not out) and Lewis Peak (11 not out) ensuring they reached 114-1 in 30.4 overs.
- Moulton Harrox 2nd suffered a 74-run home beating against Billingborough 1st in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday.
Boro’ posted 253-9 batting first at Broad Lane, with Paul Goodwin (75) and Jed Humphries (50) starring. Simon Juckes (3-32) was Moulton’s star turn with the ball.
Lee Eyett shone with 91 in Moulton’s reply, but they were all out for 179.
In the same division, Spalding 2nd (79) suffered a five-wicket defeat against Boston 3rd (80-5) at Seas End Hall.
Barnaby Dring (22) top scored for Town, while Paul Foreman took 2-13 in the losing effort.
Down in Division Two, Joe Whitaker’s 46 and Emmy Gittins’ 4-20 helped Long Sutton 2nd (157) beat Heckington 2nd (149) by eight runs.
Spalding 3rd also got 20 points as Belton Park 2nd conceded their clash.