Chris Beale hit 52 for Moulton Harrox in a losing cause.

Winless weekend for all seven locals

It was a weekend to forget for local teams with all seven games going in favour of the opposition.

Spalding remain without a win in the Lincolnshire Board Premier League after a 212-run crushing at early pacesetters Bourne.
The hosts batted first and opener Jordan Temple led the charge with a six and 14 fours in his 127, sharing solid stands with Jonathan Cheer (57), Sam Evison (85) and Dan Freeman (48no) as they rattled up 380/4 in their 50 overs. None of the seven Spalding bowlers shone, with Brandon Andrews 0-26 off five overs the most economical.
In reply, four of the Spalding batsmen reached 20 but failed to push on, with Nilantha Atapattu (31) top scoring as Jack Berry
(5-24) applied the pressure. The visitors were all out for 168 in the 45th over.
Life in the higher league is also proving tough for South Lincs Border League champions Long Sutton who are also still looking for their first win after four matches.
Their latest defeat came at Bracebridge Heath, where the home team finished 124-run victors, after two of their first three partnerships shared stands of 64 and 60. Alex Willerton (70no) and Sam Mason (56) top-scored, despite the efforts of Jake Burton (2-47) in a 50-over innings of 274/4.
Long Sutton were two wickets down in response with only seven runs on the board. Nathan Oliver (19), Daniel Oldfield (31) and Barry Stanway (24) steadied the ship but they were struggling on 65/6 before rallying to 136/7, only to lose their last three wickets for the addition of only 14 runs after 33 overs.
Opener Chris Beale held Moulton Harrox’s innings together against Sleaford in the South Lincs Border League Championship before becoming the penultimate wicket to fall, run out for 62.
No one was able to hang around with him as only Matthew Rose (23) passed the 20 mark. They were all out for 153 after 35 overs with Oliver Sneath (4-50) and Ben Lambert (3-16) doing the bulk of the damage.
Captain Mark Ramsden raised hopes of a recovery when he caught Ben Hutson for nought off Matthew Rose but the visitors slowly nibbled away at their target, although Harrox took regular wickets to leave the match on a knife edge until Sleaford slipped over the line in the 42nd over for the loss of nine wickets.
Lee Eyett was the pick of the attack, with 4-30, while Flynn McMillan
(2-22) and Rose (2-48) took a pair apiece.
Spalding Seconds mirrored the first team’s result with a hefty reversal in Division One
They were bowled out for 59 in reply to Heckington’s 312/5. The match was over as a contest when Dominic Holtam (100 ret) and Richard Wells (99) shared a 215-run second-wicket stand for the visitors. John Healey (2-33) took two of the wickets to fall, including that of opener Wells just one run short of his ton. He was one of 10 home bowlers to turn his arm over.
Thomas Decamps (26) was the only Spalding batsman to reach double figures as all seven Heckington bowlers took a scalp in their 59 all out.
It was closer but the same result at Long Sutton Seconds, where visitors Ancaster emerged 29-run winners.
The middle order and tail led the way for the away side as Liam Probert (62) and Luke Bristow (30no) helped them to 157 all out.
Rob Simpson (3-21) and Daniel Plant (2-23) were the pick of the attack.
Sutton lost their first two wickets for eight runs but Jack Baker (19) and Philip Barnes (54no) charted a recovery to 47/2.
Daniel Plant (14) continued the defiance but no-one else got out of single figures as they succumbed for 128, losing their last five wickets for 30. The five Ancaster bowlers took two wickets each.
A new day brought the same old results with the Rutland Sunday League heralding more defeats.
Long Sutton posted a decent 282/3 at Burghley Park in Division One but the hosts timed their response perfectly, reaching their target with three wickets and two overs to spare.
Davico Kruger (91no), Jack Baker (51), Daniel Oldfield (50) and Paul Edgeller (46no) all scored well but were cast into the shadows by Park openers James Laud (108) and Christopher Logan (90).
Cameron Fox (24), Anish Suwarmeraj (23) and Alex baker (19no) top-scored in Moulton Harrox’s 22-run defeat against United Sports in Division Four East.

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