TOP TON: Josh Newton shone for Spalding Town. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Cricket round-up: Newton century steers Spalding Town to big win, Long Sutton victorious again

Josh Newton made a big century as Spalding Town got the defence of their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title off to a winning start on Saturday, while Long Sutton made it two wins from as many games.

Starting with Town, they made 271-4 against Graves Park after opting to bat, before knocking their visitors over for 150.

Although they lost Joe Broomfield for a duck early on, Newton (127), skipper Jonathan Miles (65) and Jon Manton (27) piled on the runs at Spalding Grammar School.

Ethan Lawrence (16 not out) and Rob Ambrose (10 not out) then closed out the innings for Town, taking the score past 250 and leaving promoted Park with a mammoth task on their hands.

The away reply started well, with top three Joseph Gilbert (34), Mitch Griffiths (38) and Chris King (33) all scoring well.

But four wickets apiece from Brandon Andrews (4-35) and Miles (4-24) ensured that they fell 121 runs shy of their target, with Josh Lawrence (1-35) and a run out completing the win.

Meanwhile, Sutton’s second win of the season was a 136-run triumph over Boston 2nd at Paradise Field.

Jimmy Wright made a half-century in Sutton’s 207, while Adam Whittaker took four wickets, Beau Newman and Barry Stanway took two and Jake Burton bagged one as they bowled out Boston for 71 in reply.


South Lincs and Border League

Premier Division: Billingborough 99, Belton Park 100-7; Freiston 202, Woodhall Spa 2nd 118; Grantham 2nd 184-5, Skegness 186-2; Long Sutton 207, Boston 2nd 71; Sleaford 2nd 217-6, Bourne 2nd 220-7; Spalding Town 271-4; Graves Park 150.

Division One: Welby Cavaliers 108-4, Baston 107-8.

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