GOING UP! Pinchbeck will be in Division One next season.

Cricket round-up: Promotion for Pinchbeck after Long Sutton 2nd success, Spalding Town stay on top

Pinchbeck will be playing South Lincs and Border League Division One cricket next season after securing promotion on Saturday.

The table-toppers secured a 95-run victory over Long Sutton 2nd at Spalding Grammar School to move 34 points clear at the top – making them clear favourites to add the title to their promotion.

Batting first after winning the toss, Harry Wilkinson-Roberts (48), Nick Crook (31), Danny Jackson (29) and James Langford (12 not out) starred with the bat, but the hosts were bowled out for 158 in 42.3 overs.

Craig Milnes (4-29) was the star turn with the ball for Sutton, while Steven Milnes (2-32) and Andy Shaw (2-33) also impressed.

In reply, Sutton 2nd were skittled out for 63 in 23.5 overs as Mike Knight (4-25), Andrew Beeston (4-32) and Langford (2-4) ripped through their batting order.

Andrew Wright (18) and Tom Shaw (12) were the only away batsmen to make double figures as Pinchbeck took a grip on the game and toasted their promotion.

  • A half-century from Josh Newton helped ease Spalding Town to a six-wicket victory over Stamford in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday.

Captain Newton made a cool 55 not out as Town made 126-4 in reply to Stamford’s 125 all out at the Memorial Field, keeping them seven points clear at the top with three games left.

Jon Miles (4-25), Julian Wilson (3-23) and Joe Broomfield (1-16) took the wickets against nine-man Stamford, who were indebted to Phil Holland’s 45 not out.

Although Town lost early wickets in their reply, Newton’s half-century and a 21 from Josh Lawrence eased them home in the 24th over.

This Saturday sees Spalding host Skegness (1pm).

  • Long Sutton (114) suffered a six-wicket Premier Division loss against Sleaford 2nd (115-4) at Paradise Field on Saturday.

A 32 from Luke Barnes was the top individual score of Sutton’s innings, with Ben Hutson (6-26) chief destroyer with the ball.

Aayush Patel (70) anchored Sleaford’s reply, as they reached their target in just 16.3 overs.

  • Moulton Harrox are still in the hunt for promotion from South Lincs and Border League Division One after a five-wicket win over Spalding 2nd on Saturday.

Batting first, Town’s second string were knocked over for 98 as Jack Barnett took 5-18. Skipper Matt Gill (25) was their top scorer.

Moulton took their time knocking off the runs, reaching 99-5 in the 41st over. Simon Juckes (29) and Steven Rushworth (27) top scored, keeping Harrox third in the table.

  • Spalding Town 3rd (74) were dealt a 132-run defeat at Belton Park 2nd (206-6) in Division Two.

Jack Sawyer (3-28) and Dylan Tayloer (2-48) impressed with the ball for Town, while Tim Moxon (22) top scored in their reply.

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