Cricket round-up: Kearns smashes 126 in Harrox win, Spalding Town still in command

South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division leaders Spalding Town – who were without a game at the weekend – are still well ahead at the top but the three chasing clubs stayed in contention all picking up maximum points. 

Sleaford 2nd lie second, just two points ahead of Woodhall Spa 2nd with Skegness a further nine behind.  Matt Sergeant hit an unbeaten 109 in Woodhall’s victory over Bourne while Skegness had comfortable eight wicket win over Boston 2nd

Sleaford hung on to their last wicket to finish 213 for nine before bowling Billingborough out for 109.

The bottom of the table clash saw Stamford Town make 252 against Welby Cavaliers, John Chell hitting 56.  In reply, Vidit Matta was unbeaten on 69 when the final Welby wicket fell on 109.

Jack Ashton and Ryan Lawson each bowled eight overs to Graves Park in Division One – and each took five wickets as Heckington were all out for 42 with Graves Park going on to win by 10 wickets.

Mike Kearns made 126 in the highest team total of the day as Moulton Harrox finished 315 for six.  Steven Rushworth also hit 67 and Matthew Barnett 74 before Skegness 2nd were bowled out for 68.

This moved Moulton into second place but Belton Park, who were without a game, continue to dominate the division with a lead of 25 points.

Pinchbeck are also well ahead in Division Two after beating Freiston 2nd by seven wickets.  Boston 3rd continue in second place following their victory over Uffington who made 188 for seven, only to see their opponents overtake the total for the loss of five wickets.


Premier Division: Sleaford 2nd 213-9, Billingborough 109; Long Sutton 196-9, Freiston 197-3; Boston 2nd 148, Skegness 149-2; Bourne 2nd 163, Woodhall Spa 2nd 166-3 (Sergeant 109no); Stamford Town 252 (Chell 56), Welby Cavaliers 119 (Matta 69no).

Division One: Heckington 42 (Ashton 5-18, Lawson 5-18), Graves Park 44-0; Moulton Harrox 315-6 (Kearns 126, Rushworth 67, M Barnett 74), Skegness 2nd 68; Spalding 2nd 148, Baston 128; Claypole conceded to Timberland.

Division Two: Billingborough 2nd 163, Belton Park 2nd 118; Long Sutton 2nd 81, Sleaford 3rd 82-0; Uffington 188-7, Boston 3rd 189-5; Grantham 3rd 223-8, Spalding 3rd 129; Freiston 2nd 102, Pinchbeck 103-3.

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