CRICKET: Long Sutton seconds seal top spot with victory

Pinchbeck were comfortably beaten on Saturday as Sutton 2nd maintained their place at the top.

After inserting the hosts, skipper James Langford gave his side a boost with the early wicket of Jordan Keeble.

But Sutton seized the momentum through Andy Wright (42) and Aaron John (37). James Cole (3-48) provided a breakthrough but Danny Sisson got a quick 21 before Pinchbeck reduced the total to 130-5.

Home skipper Gary Burton (35) and Jake Sayer (15) responded with positive knocks before Langford (3-39) returned to grab two more wickets as the total closed on 203 for 8.

Some excellent bowling from Brett Sayer (1-15) and Keeble (1-10) made it tough for Pinchbeck as they set about their run chase and they were always behind the rate. Rob Simpson (2-43) and James Baker (2-30) made things tougher still.

A busy knock from Harry Waine (34no) and a swift 22 from Langford saw the total past 100 but Burton (4-3) snared the tail to leave Pinchbeck 117 all out.