CRICKET: Old boys get their own back on staff

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On a lovely summer’s evening the 1st Choice Royal Taxi T20 competition sprung back to life.

Both Moulton Harrox and Long Sutton turned up with strong sides and Moulton elected to bat.

A good start from the Sutton opening bowlers had Moulton scrambling for runs.

Early wickets were taken, but during the middle order the more experienced club players dug in and put a score of 93 on the board.

Credit should go to Moulton, who opened the bowling with a 15-year-old attack, Freddie Barnett (three wickets) and Henry Lavery (two) more than holding their own.

Sutton were crumbling at just 29-5, but again experience showed the way home.

Veteran Phil Barnes (41no) and big hitting Barry Stanway (28) put Sutton right back on target with a 42-run partnership from four overs allowing them to take the victory in the last over.

Result: Long Sutton 4 points, Moulton Harrox 0

* Friday evening saw Spalding Grammar School staff entertain a Spalding U23 side .

This was always going to be a needle match as six Spalding players were ex-students.

Spalding opened the batting and the combination of Lyon and Eyett soon had 50 on the board. Grammar introduced Nic Stone to bowl down a fine spell and wickets started to go. But the Spalding youngsters held their nerve and hit out to record a 107 total.

Grammar staff were up for the challenge and started strongly, with Dave Venables playing some great shots .

But Shaun Barton didn’t stay about long, followed by the important wicket of Stone. Venables stood strong for a great 52 but his teammates fell around him. The game went down to last over when The Grammar were dismissed on 101.

Result: Spalding U23 4 points, SGS Staff 0.