Spalding Cricket Club’s disappointing start to the season continued as they were beaten by Belton Park in the South Lincs and Border League
Spalding enjoyed a decent start with openers Chris Dring (45) and Jon Manton (18) opening up after skipper Matt Gill elected to bat first.
But after both fell to Jonny Law (2-41), other batsmen failed to get going.
Ethan Lawrence (19) and Nilantha Atapattu (16) made starts, but they were the only players to reach double figures.
Both fell to Rohan Perera whose 10 overs saw him take 4-17.
Spalding finished their 40 overs on 134-8.
They made a good fist of restricting Belton starting with Will Naylor (1-37 from 10) bowling opener Callum Harrison (2).
While the visitors struggled to score against Brandon Andrews whose nine overs went for just 15 runs, Harry DeCamps (2-21) picked up wickets to give Spalding hope.
They managed to get Belton five wickets down as Atapattu (1-24 from nine) picked up a wicket and Ollie Dring effected a run out.
But a partnership between Daniel Reynolds (33 not out) and Damian Eite (14 not out) saw Belton home for the five wicket win with just one over to spare.
* Spalding’s 2nd XI were thrashed by 162 runs by Bourne 2nds in their South Lincs and Border League West One clash on Saturday.
Bourne posted 207 all out after 39 overs with Freddie Arlott (46 not out) top scoring for the home side.
For Spalding, Jack Sawyer was particularly impressive taking 2-16 from six, while Tim Bosco and Mohammad Alam both took 2-28.
There was also wickets for Macey Andrews (1-40) and James Laud (1-19).
Laud top scored with 17 as Spalding’s batting failed to fire as they were dismissed for just 45.
All of Bourne’s bowlers enjoyed four overs with Tom Pratchett finishing with figures of 2-8, Henry Brewster 3-16, Arlott 2-2 and Adam Hilless 3-17.
* A fine knock of 92 from Ollie Dring was not enough for Spalding’s Sunday side as they lost by eight wickets to Ketton in the Rutland League Division Three.
The opener was superb throughout but struggled to find a partner to stay with him. His fellow opener Laud was the second highest scorer with 19.
The introduction of Matt Bird clipped Spalding’s wings as he had Dring trapped lbw in seven overs during which he took 3-19.
Spalding finished on 143-7 from their 40 over.
Ketton though found the track to their liking and it was a total they chased down in just the 26th over.
Martin Underwood’s 69 from 64 balls gave them a good start alongside Harry Bird (34).
But Ben Potter came into see his side home in dramatic fashion smashing 52 from just 24 balls.
Harry Birch (1-25) and George Morris (1-44) both picked up the wickets to fall as Ketton earned an eight wicket win.