CRICKET: Pinchbeck win basement battle

Seven-up: Jack Barnett watches on as Billingborough's Dan Duke bowls to Will Jex. Duke took career-best figures of 7-42 ' including the wicket of Jex ' on Saturday. Photo: SG090711-570NG (NIKKI GRIFFIN)
Seven-up: Jack Barnett watches on as Billingborough's Dan Duke bowls to Will Jex. Duke took career-best figures of 7-42 ' including the wicket of Jex ' on Saturday. Photo: SG090711-570NG (NIKKI GRIFFIN)

Pinchbeck (89-2) beat Burgh & District (88) by eight wickets: IMPROVING Pinchbeck notched up their second win of the South Lincs and Border League Division Three season with the comprehensive beating of basement boys Burgh and District.

It was a resounding bowling performance that set the team on their way after skipper James Cole asked the visitors to bat – and saw his side dismiss them for just 88.

Andrew Beeston and Paul Boekestyn piled the pressure on from which Burgh were never able to recover.

Boekestyn provided the bulk of the damage with a superb spell of 5-20 in 12 overs, while Beeston (1-13) gave nothing away from the other end.

Pinchbeck may have restricted their opponents to an even lower total after three further wickets from Steve Robinson (3-34) reduced the total to 59-9.

But Paul Wilkinson (27 not out) swung the bat to briefly frustrate the hosts before Richard Riley wrapped the innings up.

In reply, Pinchbeck comfortably reached their target for the loss of two wickets.

In his first knock of the season, James Brown rattled up a rapid 39 not out to wrap up victory.

Brown cracked nine boundaries in a unbeaten stand of 54 in just seven overs with Riley (31 not out) to secure maximum points for the home side.

Pinchbeck stay in the bottom two despite the victory, but they are now within striking distance of Timberlands above them.

However, they face a tough trip to high-flying Claypole on Saturday (1.30pm).

Burgh & District 1st

P Sharp b Boekestyn 4

S Underwood b Beeston 3

P Blackmore c&b Boekestyn 21

N Underwood b Boekestyn 6

R Giles LBW b Boekestyn 5

J Taylor b Boekestyn 0

J Bamforth b Robinson 5

P Wilkinson not out 27

E Phipps c Cole b Robinson 0

R Hill LBW b Robinson 1

A Whitelam b Riley 5

Extras (8b, 3lb) 11

Total (all out, 32 overs) 88

Results: Beeston 8-4-13-1; Boekestyn 12-5-20-5; Robinson 8-1-34-3; Riley 4-0-10-1.

Pinchbeck 1st

E Grant LBW b Blackmore 11

J Cole c Hill b Sharp 0

R Riley not out 31

J Brown not out 39

Extras (1lb, 6w, 1nb) 8

Total (for 2 wickets, 22.3 overs) 89

Results: Underwood 7-1-18-0; Sharp 10.3-3-36-1; Blackmore 3-0-17-1; Bamforth 2-0-17-0.

Division One

Moulton Harrox (100) lost to Billingborough (101-1) by nine wickets

DEPLETED Moulton managed just one point from this clash with the runaway league leaders.

Missing six regulars, Harrox could only manage a below par score of 100 off 27 overs, with Jack Barnett top scoring with 40 – taking his tally to 507 runs in the league.

Dan Duke’s pace smashed through the home batting line-up, leaving them on the brink at 45-5 inside 15 overs. Duke eventually finished with career-best figures of 7-42 and now has 25 wickets for the season.

Stuart Gollop claimed the last three wickets with his left arm spin, including danger man Barnett.

With 62 overs required to knock off 100, everything was pointing in Billingborough’s favour.

Geordie Scott was the only Boro’ batsman to fall in a routine run chase.

He was out trying to hit over the top and was caught by John Barnett off the bowling of Harry Barnett for 17.

Dave Newman, who boasts the best batting average in the division, continued to dominate with the bat and scoring a very patient 59 not out from 81 balls.

Ben Smith finished unbeaten on 21 at the other end as Billingborough needed just 25.3 overs to make it 11 wins from 12 top tier games, taking maximum points in the process.

Harrox, who host basement side Bourne 2nd on Saturday (1.30pm), slip to eighth in the standings. Leaders Billingborough make the trip to Market Deeping 2nd (also 1.30pm).

Moulton Harrox 1st

Jack Barnett c Goodwin b Gollop 40

W Jex b Duke 19

H Barnett b Duke 0

M Barnett c Harrison b Duke 4

C Bayston b Duke 0

C Beale b Duke 0

J Cusack c Goodwin b Duke 6

John Barnett not out 22

M Cusack b Gollop 0

O Saville b Duke 0

C Todd c Harrison b Gollop 4

Extras (5lb) 5

Total (all out , 27.4 overs) 100

Bowling: Duke 12-4-42-7; Scott 8-0-26-0; Gollop 5.4-1-23-3; Scott 2-1-4-0.

Billingborough 1st

G Scott c John Barnett b H Barnett 17

D Newman not out 59

B Smith not out 21

Extras (1b, 2lb, 1w) 4

Total (for 1 wicket, 25.3 overs) 101

Bowling: H Barnett 7-0-27-1; M Barnett 7-0-21-0; Todd 5.3-0-19-0; Jack Barnett 1-0-10-0; M Cusack 5-0-21-0.

Spalding 1st (159-6) beat Lindum 2nd (157) by four wickets

Lindum 2nd

J Gratrick c&b J Juckes 7

J Waller c&b Kearns Jnr 35

Unknown c Ambrose b J Juckes 0

PE De Silva Senevirathne c S Juckes b Barratt 10

D Quincey c Whitworth b J Juckes 9

M Benson c Barratt b Hussain 13

R Perera c Ambrose b Kearns Jnr 0

O Guilliatt b Kearns Jnr 5

R Vasudev c Kearns Snr b Hussain 5

D Logendran b Whitworth 38

T Lindsay not out 28

Extras (2b, 2lb, 3w) 7

Total (all out) 157

Bowling: J Juckes 9-0-39-3; Barratt 7-0-34-1; Kearns Jnr 9-1-34-3; Hussain 9-1-37-2; Whitworth 1.2-0-9-1.

Spalding 1st

M Kearns Snr LBW b Benson 32

M Hendry c Gratrick b Logendran 0

D Naghen c Guilliatt b Logendran 4

R Ambrose b Logendran 4

S Juckes b Vasudev 48

M Kearns Jnr not out 17

A Hussain c&b Benson 29

J Juckes not out 4

Extras (8b, 2lb, 8w, 3nb) 21

Total (for 6 wickets) 159

Bowling: Lindsay 7-1-27-0; Logendran 5-1-33-3; Guilliatt 6-0-18-0; PE De Silva Senevirathne 10-2-28-0; Benson 12-5-21-2; Vasudev 5-0-22-1.