CRICKET: Boro’ clinch title in style

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BOUYANT Billingborough wrapped up the South Lincs and Border League Division one title with a typically impressive display on Saturday.

Dan Duke, playing his last game of the season before heading back to New Zealand, hit 99 for the champions who made 247-8, only to see second-placed Stamford reach 235 before the final wicket fell.

That was largely thanks to Steve Scott, who took season’s-best figures of 6-49 for Billingborough.

Elsewhere, Lee Eyett hit is maiden century for Spalding – and the league’s one ton of the day – finishing with 108 to help his side to victory against Grantham.

Jack Barnett was also on-song with the bat, as his unbeaten 55 helped Moulton Harrox defeat Belton Park by nine wickets. Matt Barnett had earlier taken 5-34 to limit Belton to 93.

At the bottom, Bourne 2nd kept their survival hopes alive with a one-run victory over Sleaford 2nd, while Market Deeping 2nd remain in danger after their four-wicket loss to Lindum Ramblers.

The Division Three title race is going right down to the wire, though.

Blankney, Baston and Moulton Harrox Sunday all collected 20 points to leave them all tied on 263 points.

Josh Lamin took 6-10 as Baston crushed Pinchbeck by seven wickets, while Joe Broomfield’s 79 helped Harrox chased down Claypole’s 227 for the loss of just five wickets.

Spalding 3rd consolidated fourth place despite losing to Timberland – for whom Andy Lowe took four wickets for just one run off 25 balls.