Long Sutton in stunning win

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Long Sutton produced an excellent bowling display to dismiss Stamford Town for just 28 runs in the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday.

Sutton were delighted just to get the game on as several matches fell victim to the weather – including the Premier Division clash between Bourne 2nd and Grantham – and their decision to bowl after winning the toss soon proved wise.

Paul Edgeller and Barry Stanway ripped into the batting line-up and dismissed the hosts in little over 13 overs with each taking five wickets.

No home batsmen scored more than five runs as Long Sutton recorded what is believed to be their best bowling display at first-team level.

Edgeller conceded just 16 runs for his five wickets, not far away from his best figures of five for nine, while Stanway – who has previously taken eight wickets in a match – was even more economical as he gave away just nine runs.

The six extras the pair gave away proved to be more than any Stamford batsman contributed as Edgeller and Stanway produced a stunning display.

Long Sutton skipper Matt Bull was delighted with the pair. He said: “It was a superb bowling display from Paul and Barry. Both were unplayable at times.

“Some of their deliveries would probably have dismissed most batsmen in this league.

“We need to keep performing like this in these sort of games and I’m sure we can have a successful season.”

Long Sutton took less than five overs to reach their target, Chris Booth and son Ed seeing Sutton home in just 29 balls.

It was a weekend of low scores as Billingborough 2nd dismissed Baston for just 30 and they also won by ten wickets while in Division Two Spalding 3rd were removed for only 41 runs as Grantham 3rd recorded victory without the loss of any wickets.