CRICKET: Town take bragging rights

Gone! Spalding's Jamie Juckes shatters the stumps of Moulton Harrox danger man Jack Barnett for a duck in Saturday's derby. Photo: SG020711-152TW (TIM WILSON)

Gone! Spalding's Jamie Juckes shatters the stumps of Moulton Harrox danger man Jack Barnett for a duck in Saturday's derby. Photo: SG020711-152TW (TIM WILSON)

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SPALDING Town took the bragging rights in South Lincs and Border League Division One as they knocked off Moulton Harrox on Saturday.

Jamie Juckes’ 4-20, including danger man Jack Barnett for a duck, helped dismiss Moulton for 145 at Harrox Field.

An unbeaten 31 from Mike Kearns Jnr then helped Town home with four wickets to spare.

Billingborough stay top of the pile after Geordie Scott’s sensational 104 not out guided them to a six-wicket success over Sleaford.

There was also joy for Bourne 2nd, who finally broke their duck for the season. Rob Bentley’s 60 helped clinch a 39-run win over Woodhall Spa 2nd at the Abbey Lawn.

Market Deeping 2nd were also clear winners over Boston 2nd, thanks largely to Nick Andrews’ 6-11. His heorics allowed Deeping to defend a low tally of 164.

In Division Two, Spalding 2nd’s title bid took a hit against Billingborough 2nd – who jump above them.

Mick East smacked 50 as Town posted 165-9, but an unbeaten 95 from Chris King helped see the visitors home by three wickets.

Elsewhere, Spalding 3rd were crushed in their top of the table Division Three tussle.

David Brew scored 85 as North Luffenham managed 222-7 first up, with Town mustering just 86 in reply.

Spalding are now six points behind their rivals in the race for the title.

There was better news for Moulton Harrox Sunday, who battered Blankney to go third. Pierce Scourfield (69) was again among the runs.

Baston are fourth after a big victory over Grantham 2nd, Doug Russell taking 5-13.

• See Thursday’s Spalding Guardian for reports, standings and reaction.