CRICKET VIDEO: Sam inspires huge Pinchbeck victory

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Pinchbeck (228-6) beat Timberland (43) by 185 runs): A magnificent unbeaten century from Sam Smith saw Pinchbeck to a resounding victory at Spalding Grammar School on Saturday.

Having been put into bat Pinchbeck were in trouble early on as the visitors bowled tidily and reduced the score to 30-3.

BIG WIN: Pinchbeck, pictured before their demoltion of Timberland on Saturday: Back (from left) ' Samuel Smith, Ed Grant, Richard Riley, James Cole, Steve Robinson, Glenn Hammond; front ' Danny Jackson, Harry and Oliver Waine, James Langford, Alex Cole, Adam Newell and Andrew Beeston. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG250513-131NG (to order cal l 01775 765433)

BIG WIN: Pinchbeck, pictured before their demoltion of Timberland on Saturday: Back (from left) ' Samuel Smith, Ed Grant, Richard Riley, James Cole, Steve Robinson, Glenn Hammond; front ' Danny Jackson, Harry and Oliver Waine, James Langford, Alex Cole, Adam Newell and Andrew Beeston. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG250513-131NG (to order cal l 01775 765433)

But the hosts mounted a brilliant recovery, led by Smith, who paced his innings perfectly.

In partnership with Richard Riley (32), he built a platform that allowed himself and the other Pinchbeck batsmen to mount a real surge in the latter part of the innings.

Having reached 50, Smith and Glen Hammond (29) took on the bowling with a destructive stand of 84 in just eight overs as the total eased past 200 and Smith registered a superb ton, finishing 108 not out with 14 boundaries.

With 127 runs coming for the last 15 overs, Pinchbeck amassed their highest score for some time of 228-6

Timberlands’ reply never got going as early wickets forced them back and they were bowled out for just 43.

Skipper James Langford (5-24) and Andrew Beeston (5-17) shared the wickets as Pinchbeck secured a welcome victory and maximum points.

Pinchbeck visit Long Sutton 2nd on Saturday (1.30pm).