Cricket round-up: Derby off but Spalding Town go clear, Baker hits 105 for Sutton 2nd

Spalding Town extended their lead at the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday – despite seeing their derby at Long Sutton rained off.

Town and Sutton both walked away with eight points from the abandoned fixture, a result that saw Spalding move 14 points clear after gaining four more points on second-placed Bourne 2nd.

Town visit Billingborough this Saturday (1pm), while Sutton are at Grantham (also 1pm).

In Division One, Pinchbeck enjoyed a welcome victory as they beat Welby Cavaliers by 51 runs at Spalding Grammar School.

Jamie Parrish (62), Mike Knight (27 not out) and Lee Eyett (23) all impressed with the bat as Pinchbeck posted 152-7 from their 45 overs after being inserted into bat.

Virenda Pratap Singh (6-41) was on fine form for Welby to ensure Pinchbeck were unable to get closer to 200.

It was more of a team effort for Pinchbeck with the ball as they bowled out their visitors for 101 in 35.2 overs.

Eyett (3-33), Knight (2-13), Jamie Frost (2-14), Danny Jackson (2-9) and Stephen Coles (1-20) all took wickets to secure an 18-point haul.

The margin of victory was also 101 as Spalding Town 2nd welcomed Claypole to the Memorial Field, but the hosts were on the receiving end.

Will Harris (92) and Joe Attewell (60) both impressed for Claypole as they made 202-8, with Paul Forman (3-39), Neo Timothy (3-52) and Mark Laud (2-28) taking the wickets for Town.

Hosts Spalding were all out for 101 in their innings as Cam Catleugh (4-28) and Liam Probert (3-37) ripped through their order. Chris Dring (21) and Laud (21) top scored for beaten Spalding.

In Division Two, Josh Baker’s wonderful 105 helped Long Sutton 2nd (189) beat hosts Skegness 2nd (67-9) by 122 runs. Charlie Crisp (5-24) then starred with the ball to seal the success.

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