CRICKET: Mick digs in to steer Spalding to derby win

Pinchbeck's Danny Jackson smashes a delivery away on the leg side during Saturday's defeat to Spalding 3rd. Photo: SG060713-124NG

Pinchbeck's Danny Jackson smashes a delivery away on the leg side during Saturday's defeat to Spalding 3rd. Photo: SG060713-124NG

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Veteran Mick East hit an unbeaten 44 to guide Spalding 3rd to a South Lincs and Border League Division Two derby triumph over Pinchbeck on Saturday.

Having won the toss, Pinchbeck decided to bat first at the Memorial Field – and they managed to make a respectable tally of 147-8. Despite losing opener Mike Knight for a duck early on, Danny Jackson (32) and Andrew Beeston (34) got the innings going.

The impressive Richard Gilbert (4-36) eventually removed Jackson though – and he added the scalps of Jamie Parrish and Richard Riley for ducks.

With wickets continuing to tumble, a vital 44 not out down the order from Harry Waine helped Pinchbeck set a defendable tally.

Spalding’s reply didn’t get off to the best of starts, with James Langford (3-39) getting rid of both openers Keith De Keyser (14) and Ryan Plant (2).

Jimmy Stuart (20), Jazz Tott (23) and the solid East then played important knocks to get Town closer to their target.

Knight (3-43) did take some important wickets, but Joe Lyon (10no) joined East to finish the job with three wickets in hand.