Carl Lamming took five wickets to help Moulton Harrox secure a 35-run win over hosts Market Deeping 2nd on Saturday.
Batting first in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash, Harrox racked up 180-5 before dismissing their hosts for 145 at Outgang Road.
Having elected to bat first, Moulton started well with openers Louis Greetham (37) and Steven Rushworth (42) both scoring well.
Both eventually fell to Nick Andrews (3-23), who also collected the wicket of number three Jake Morton (1). That brought Matt Barnett to the crease and his unbeaten 46 was key in pushing Moulton towards 200.
He was supported by Lance Bettinson (20) before he was run out, while Rob Sexton (3) was dismissed cheaply before the 45 overs were completed.
Moulton started superbly with the ball to stall Deeping’s reply, with Alex Baker bowling Matt Rose (1-32) and Nohman Jarral (1-30) shattering Richard Witt’s (4) stumps.
Joe Malton (40), Kieran Lutton (26) and John McDougall (40) all scored well as the hosts rebuilt their innings, but once they were dismissed Harrox wasted little time in polishing off the tail.
Lamming, who got rid of both Malton and Lutton, also removed Nick Andrews (1), Michael Holden (1) and Karl Green (0), before John Barnett (2-41) dismissed Nathaniel Cureton (4) and Louis
Greetham (1-7) wrapped up the victory by bowling Joe Pearson (1).
Moulton, who are now just four points off second place, host Timberlands on Saturday (1pm).
- An impressive partnership from Mark Ramsden (63) and Nick Crook (58) helped keep ten-man Pinchbeck top of the SLBL Division Two table as they saw off hosts Billingborough 2nd on Saturday.
Batting first, Billingborough managed 156 all out from their 45 overs as the ever-impressive James Langford took 4-42.
They started well in the field with Langford running out Mark Pilgrim for a duck, while Andrew Beeston bowled Lewis Chessum (12).
Dennis Pell (31) and James Husbands (24) did their best to rebuild for the hosts, but Langford soon dismissed both to halt their revival.
Nick Crook (1-25) then got rid of Richard Arnold (5), while Danny Jackson (3-25) bowled Harvey Page to leave Boro’ struggling.
A welcome 38 from Bull Sadler helped them past 150, but Langford cleaned him up to trigger something of a lower order collapse.
Pinchbeck’s reply started slowly, with Matt Kidd (19) and Sam Green (3) both out early on.
But Ramsden and Crook, who hit 14 and 9 fours respectively, built a century partnership to ease the table-toppers home in the 31st over and secure an seven-wicket success.
Pinchbeck are without a game this weekend, but are 29 points clear so cannot be overtaken at the summit.
- Spalding Town 3rd suffered a hefty 220-run defeat against Belton Park 2nd in South Lincs and Border League Division Two on Saturday.
Jonothan O’Shea-Pilkington’s 102 and 60 from Joe Dickinson fired Park to 300-6 declared at Spalding Grammar School, with Neo Timothy taking 4-60 for Town (80 all out).