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.
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).