South Lincs and Border Leagues: Round-up

Cricket.
Cricket.

Boston 2nd have been joined by Spalding on equal points at the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division after Spalding scored a 10 wicket win over Grantham 2nd, while Boston missed out on maximum points when they failed to bowl out Stamford Town.

Lower down the table, Jake Burton took six wickets for Long Sutton in their nine wicket victory over Woodhall Spa 2nd.

But for Bourne 2nd, in what promised to be a high scoring match against Billingborough, it was the weather that won with just 18 overs of the second innings completed.

It was a similar story at Moulton Harrox in Division One where Skegness 2nd made 150 for nine and the home side were in hot pursuit on 108 for five, Matt Barnett making 53, when rain stopped play.

Moulton now lie third in the table behind Freiston who scored a 35 run win over Welby Cavaliers.

Spalding 2nd lead the division following a 10 wicket victory over Billingborough 2nd, Julian Wilson taking six for 12.

Claypole head Division Two, having beaten Grantham 4th by five wickets, with Graves Park in second following their seven wicket victory over Burgh & District.

Boston 3rd, who beat Belton Park 2nd by eight wickets, are third with a game in hand on the top two and are closely followed by Spalding 3rd who beat Pinchbeck.

In the South Lincolnshire & Border League Cup, which is sponsored by Dewhurst Trophies, Baston scored a convincing victory over Long Sutton 2nd, three of Baston’s batsmen hitting half centuries.

Results:

Premier Division: Stamford Town 152-8 (Holland 64), Boston 2nd 153-4 (Morley 81no); Grantham 2nd 169-9, Spalding 173-0; Woodhall Spa 2nd 88 (Burton 6-10), Long Sutton 89-1; Belton Park 95, Sleaford 2nd 99-0; Billingborough 200 (Pullum 55), Bourne 2nd 100-3 - abandoned, rain.

Division One: Billingborough 2nd 52 (Wilson 6-12), Spalding 2nd 53-0; Freiston 193-8, Welby Cavaliers 158 (Ingram 50); Skegness 2nd 150-9, Moulton Harrox 108-5 (M Barnett 53) - abandoned, rain; Heckington v Timberland - cancelled.

Division Two: Belton Park 2nd 79, Boston 3rd 81-2; Grantham 4th 136-7, Claypole 137-5; Burgh & District 51, Graves Park 55-3; Spalding 3rd 143-8, Pinchbeck 83.

SLBL Cup: Baston 257-3 (Davies 77no, Richardson 74, Tickler 71), Long Sutton 2nd 106-9.