CRICKET: Newton leads way for Spalding

James Rickett of Billingborough 2nd
James Rickett of Billingborough 2nd
  • South Lincolnshire & Border League

Wet weather once again meant low scores with only Claypole in Division Two topping 200.

Spalding added another victory to their successful spell, beating Stamford by 92 runs.

Josh Newton (62) led the scoring and Hafiz Majeed took four wickets.

Market Deeping 2nd, with two games in hand, lie second after beating Boston 2nd by nine wickets.

Jackson Andrews claimed four wickets and Richard Witt was unbeaten on 55.

The other winners in the Premier Division were Long Sutton and Sleaford 2nd, now in sixth and fifth places respectively.

Baston opener Mark Richardson

Baston opener Mark Richardson

Division One brought the closest game after Grantham 3rd had posted 160-8 with Adam Shaw making 76.

Dylan Garfoot added a half-century to last week’s ton and a late 41 from Daniel Blankley took Timberland close to victory.

But it was not to be as the final wicket fell just nine runs short of the target.

Spalding 2nd continue to head the division despite being called off against Skegness 2nd because of a wet pitch.

Billingborough 2nd v Baston

Billingborough 2nd v Baston

Freiston are in second spot following their win over Moulton Harrox. Abdul Moeed took six wickets.

James Rickett and Shaun Brown each took five wickets during Billingborough 2nd’s win over Baston while Welby Cavaliers beat Heckington by four wickets.

Claypole are the leaders in Divison Two with Boston 3rd second with two games in hand.

Boston were involved in the tightest game, claiming victory over Grantham 4th with one wicket standing.

Grantham made 104 and on 56-8 Boston looked beaten, but 31 from Dan Fox steadied the ship then Steve Appleyard and Kevin Brooks saw them home.

Claypole’s score of 209 owed much to James King’s 70 and 44 from John North in the middle order. Kristian 
Lennon then turned in the day’s best bowling performance with 7-37 as Long Sutton 2nd were all out for 165.

Mark Johnson hit 88 for Burgh & District who overcame Belton Park 2nd while Graves Park versus Spalding 3rd was called off.

PREMIER DIVISION

Boston 2nd 132, Market Deeping 2nd 135-1 (Witt 55no).

Long Sutton 181, Grantham 2nd 135.

Spalding 170-5 (Newton 62), Stamford 78.

Sleaford 2nd 189, Woodhall Spa 91.

DIVISION ONE

Baston 81 (Brown 5-17, Rickett 5-17), Billingborough 2nd 85-3.

Heckington 73, Welby Cavaliers 74-6.

Freiston 183, Moulton Harrox 96 (Moeed 6-18).

Grantham 3rd 160-8 (Shaw 76), Timberland 151 (Garfoot 53).

Spalding 2nd v Skegness 2nd – cancelled, waterlogged pitch.

DIVISION TWO

Burgh & District 171-9 (Johnson 88), Belton Park 2nd 110-9.

Grantham 4th 104, Boston 3rd 105-9.

Claypole 209 (King 70), Long Sutton 2nd 165 (Lennon 7-37).

Graves Park v Spalding 3rd – cancelled, waterlogged pitch.