Long Sutton have the edge over Harrox in derby clash

Jake Burton bowls for Long Sutton against Moulton Harrox.''ANL-140405-164110001
Jake Burton bowls for Long Sutton against Moulton Harrox.''ANL-140405-164110001

Long Sutton won by three wickets as they hosted Moulton Harrox in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division.

Electing to bowl, the hosts dismissed Harrox for 115 with Barry Stanway and Jake Burton both taking three wickets.

Harrox skipper Chris Beale went for a duck and fellow opener Joseph Broomfield was out for one - both bowled out by Stanway - but Tom Wilson scored 37 as the visitors steadied the ship following that poor start.

Wilson hit six fours while Jack Barnett (17) and Karl Hibbert (21) gave support but the visitors’ total was not enough and Long Sutton reached their target for the loss of seven wickets.

Aaron Cobb dismissed home openers Phil Barnes and Edward Booth cheaply but wicket-keeper Adam Wright arrived at the crease and soon got the runs flowing.

He scored 33, including six fours, and despite the middle order wobbling with Cobb adding two more wickets the hosts managed to get home.

James Wright (23) and Matt Bull (17 not out) calmed the nerves and Stanway joined his skipper at the crease as Long Sutton reached their target with seven-and-a-half overs to spare.

Rob Dunn scored 72 as Bourne 2nd ran out five wicket winners over Sleaford 2nd.

Bourne batted solidly throughout with the experienced Dave Christmas unbeaten on 30 and skipper Tom Bentley scoring 28 as they won comfortably.

Bourne chose to bowl and restricted Sleaford to 202-7 and they reached their target with 18 overs to spare.

In Division One there were victories for the second XIs of Market Deeping, Spalding and Long Sutton. Nick Andrews, celebrating his call-up to the England Over 50 team to face Scotland at Durham next month, hit three boundaries for Deeping before falling for 17

But it was Richard Hyman who really got about the Boston 2nd bowlers, hitting nine fours in his total of 52 and Richard Witt continued his solid start to the season with an unbeaten 35 as Deeping reached 141-5 in reply to Boston’s 140 all out.

Spalding 2nd beat Cavaliers by 37 runs thanks to half-centuries from David Thomas and Ansar Hussain. Spalding opted to bat but were still in singles figures with both of their openers out before Simon Juckes (20) and the in-form Hussain started the recovery.

Hussain eventually went leg before for 65 but teenage wicket-keeper Thomas hit 56 as Spalding reached 177-7 which proved enough for victory. Long Sutton 2nd won by a single wicket at Heckington.