ON-SONG: Pinchbeck's James Langford. Photo by NIKKI CLUCAS

Cricket round-up: Second successive defeat for Sutton, 13-year-old Ollie shines with first 50

Long Sutton lost ground on the top two in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after suffering a comprehensive home defeat against Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday.

Visitors Woodhall Spa scored 193-8 batting first at Paradise Field after being inserted in by the hosts.

Sutton could only muster 89 in 26.5 overs as their reply collapsed, leaving them 104 runs shy of victory and with just four bowling points to show for their efforts.

Sutton are now 20 points behind leaders Spalding Town, having played a game more.

Down in South Lincs and Border League Division One, Pinchbeck were unable to follow up on their first win of the season as they were beaten by table-topping hosts Welby Cavaliers in a low-scoring clash.

Having won the toss and opted to field, Pinchbeck will have been happy with their efforts with the ball as they dismissed Welby for 98.

Mark Dale (38) fared well with the ball, but Lee Eyett (4-27), James Langford (4-37) and Mike Knight (1-14) all took wickets to stop them making three figures.

As it turned out, Welby had more than enough runs for victory with Pinchbeck collapsing to 45 all out.

Matt Mitchell (7-21) did most of the damage with a devastating spell, while Mark Ramsden (16) was the only Pinchbeck play to make double figures.

In the same division, Spalding Town 2nd’s game at Market Deeping 2nd fell foul of the rain and was cancelled.

However, Spalding Town 3rd did have reason to celebrate in Division Two.

Talented 13-year-old Ollie Dring made his first senior 50 as Town made 152-8 against Billingborough 2nd at the Memorial Field.

Town then bowled their visitors out for 106 in 22 overs as Michael Morris (2-16) and Ed Barnes (2-13) starred.

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