Youngster Malton in great form

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Market Deeping 2nd got their South Lincolnshire & Border League Division One campaign off to a good start with a 20-point win over Spalding 2nds, thanks in part to talented junior Sam Malton.

The 15-year-old was the mainstay of the Deeping innings, putting on 101 for the second wicket with John McDougall - who top-scored with 77 - and 94 for the third with Richard Witt (38).

Malton finished unbeaten on 76 as the home side posted 219 for five, Tom Dale taking three wickets for Spalding.

Simon Juckes hit the highest total with 24 as the visitors were all out for 128, Jackson Andrews taking three for 16 off 10 overs.

The full SLBL programme gets under way on Saturday with the pick of the Premier Division matches taking place at the Mayflower Ground where title contenders Boston take on newly-promoted Long Sutton who won Division One at their first attempt.

Bourne 2nd will be looking to build on last season’s runners-up spot when they host Moulton Harrox.

In Division One, newly-promoted Long Sutton 2nds take on Grantham 2nd while Spalding 2nd are at home to Heckington.

Fixtures

Premier Division: Belton Park v Woodhall Spa 2nd; Boston v Long Sutton; Bourne 2nd v Moulton Harrox; Grantham v Welby; Sleaford 2nd v Lindum Ramblers.

Division One: Long Sutton 2nd v Grantham 2nd; Spalding 2nd v Heckington.