CRICKET: Ton-derful Smith inspires dominant Pinchbeck win

CRUSHING WIN: Pinchbeck racked up their biggest score in recent memory against Timberland on Saturday.  Opener Danny Jackson is pictured eyeing a delivery up in the early overs at Spalding Grammar School in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash.
CRUSHING WIN: Pinchbeck racked up their biggest score in recent memory against Timberland on Saturday. Opener Danny Jackson is pictured eyeing a delivery up in the early overs at Spalding Grammar School in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash.
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Sam Smith’s stunning century and five-wickets each from Andrew Beeston and James Langford steered Pinchbeck to a huge Saturday success.

The trio’s heroics at Spalding Grammar School inspired a whopping 185-run win over Timberland in South Lincs and Border League Division Two, which was Pincheck’s stand-out show of the season so far.

Batting first, the hosts smashed 127 runs in the last 15 overs to amass a hefty 228-5. Number three Smith made 108 of those runs, cracking 14 boundary fours in an incredible innings.

The bowling wasn’t too shabby either, with Beeston (5-17) and Langford (5-24) skittling Timberland out for just 43 in 21 overs.

Elsewhere in Division Two, Spalding 3rd lost a tense low-scoring clash against Burgh and District by three wickets.

Sam Young (25) top scored as Town managed just 90-9 from their 45 overs, with Burgh reaching 93-7 despite the best efforts of Chris Page (4-27).

Long Sutton 2nd remain top of the pile after weekend opponents Welby 2nd conceded their game.

Up in the Premier Division, Billingborough went top for the first time this season following a 20-point victory over Belton Park.

Chris King top score with 43 as Boro blasted 205-8 batting first, before Rutvik Botadra’s 5-32 dismissed hosts Belton for 113.

They replace Bourne 2nd at the summit following their three-wicket loss to Stamford.

Tom Dixon’s 72 helped Bourne make 184-7, but Stamford replied with 188-7.

At the wrong end of the table, Moulton Harrox registered their first win of the campaign as they comprehensively crushed Welby by eight wickets. Henry Lavery snared 6-14 to remove Welby for just 60, then Harrox eased to 61-2 in 13.2 overs.

In Division One, Long Sutton extended their lead at the top to 21 points after beating Billingborough 2nd by eight wickets.

Shaun Brown’s 65 helped Boro make a competitive 170-8, but a 52 from Phil Barnes and an unbeaten43 from Adam Wright fired Sutton to 171-2 in just 36.1 overs.

Baston stay second despite going down to Boston 2nd. They could only make 82 batting first, despite seeing Jono Howard go past 200 runs and John Lamin reach 20 wickets for the season.

Spalding 2nd, meanwhile, picked up a five-wicket triumph over Blankney. Steve Norris and Jack Barratt took three wickets each to limit the hosts to 59-9, before Lee Eyett’s 33 eased Town to 62-5.