CRICKET: Super Sutton stay perfect

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Long Sutton 1st (94-1) beat Stamford Town 2nd (90) by nine wickets: Sutton continued their dominant return to the South Lincs and Border League with another comprehensive Division One victory on Saturday.

Winning the toss, Sutton started superbly with Paul Edgeller (1-25) making an early breakthrough.

This positive start was maintained by Barry Stanway (4-21), who produced a fiery spell of quick bowling as he ripped through the Stamford middle order.

Their good work was backed up again by change bowlers Jake Burton (2-32) and the in-form Jimmy Wright (3-8) as Stamford fell for just 90 on a wicket which wasn’t as bowler friendly as in previous weeks

In response, Phil Barnes (22 not out) played second fiddle to Chris Booth (53), as Sutton cruised towards the total.

Booth’s innings consisted of 12 boundaries, with anything wide dispatched.

When he was finally dismissed, it was left to finisher Adam Wright (8 not out) to finish off the chase.

Sutton still sit top of the Division One table with the maximum 60 points from three games.

Lindum 3rd (218) beat Pinchbeck (142) by 76 runs

Despite their best efforts, Pinchbeck came out second best in Division Two against an impressive Lindum side.

An excellent batting performance from the hosts saw them post a total of 218.

James Langford and Andrew Beeston bowled well at the start and the latter was rewarded with the breakthrough.

However, the hosts settled down and accumulated runs comfortably – led by 14-year-old youngster Ossama Rabbani, who made a well constructed 69.

The talented teenager enjoyed a great partnership with James Mundy (34) and made Pinchbeck work hard in the field.

To their credit, the village side stuck to the task well and managed to claim all ten wickets.

Beeston returned to disturb the middle order very effectively and a fine effort was rewarded with figures of 5-37.

James Cole (4-59) also outlined his bowling prowess and wrapped up the innings in style with three wickets in four balls.

In their reply, Pinchbeck struggled to match the run rate throughout and as wickets fell, the task became too much.

Danny Jackson (25) gave the innings a push at the top before Richard Riley (59) showed some form with a half century.

Led by seamer Matt Pickering (3-38) the home bowlers were slightly tidier throughout and Pinchbeck were bowled out for 142.

Pinchbeck host Claypole next on Saturday (1.30pm).