On his South Lincs and Border league debut for Moulton Harrox, Josh Newton scored a huge 122 to help defeat his former side Spalding’s 2nd XI.
Matthew Rose also hit a fine 109 in a 175 run victory in the Inter league for those sides not playing in their seven team division.
Spalding enjoyed a great start as Macey Andrews (1-35) had Chris Beale (6) caught behind by James Rollinson. But Newton came together with opener Rose to steer the home side up past 200.
Newton’s 122 contained 19 fours and one six with Rose 15 fours and a six as they enjoyed themselves at the crease.
Jack Sawyer 3-23 was able to check the run rate taking both of the set batsman’s wickets.
A 19 not out from Jack Barnett helped Moulton close on 281-5 from their 40 overs.
Spalding’s reply was soon in trouble as Louis Geetham and Lawrence Rayner shared the wickets of the top four for not very many.
James Laud (26) and Mohammad Alam (24) provided some resistance and ensured it wasn’t a total procession.
But Spalding were eventually all out for 106 in the 37th over.
Greetham led Moulton’s attack as he finished with figures of 4-25 from his eight overs while Rayner was 2-18 from eight.
Nicholas Cornwall claimed 2-26, Joseph Broomfield, also playing against his old side, was economical claiming for 1-15 from 10 and Chris Page was 1-2 from eight balls.
* Moulton 2nd XI were beaten by seven wickets at Orton Park in a South Lincs and Border League Inter Two fixtures.
Moulton batted first and were bowled out for 124 in the 37th over.
Their total was largely thanks to Mike Kearns Senior who hit an excellent 40 opening the batting.
Nobody was able to stay with him though as Oliver Calpin (3-9) and Kester Sainsbury (3-24) was the pick of the bowlers for Orton.
The Orton openers made light work of the total with Craig Whitworth scoring 40 and Tom Wilkin (54).
Danny Jackson claimed 2-17 and Curtis Todd (1-10) ended Whitworth’s stint before the end.
But Orton were easily home in the 29th over to claim a seven wicket win on the day.