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Round-up of the weekend action in the South Lincs and Border League




A century from Nilantha Atapattu helped Spalding make it a perfect 10 in their win of runs in the South Lincs and Border League.

They defeated Market Deeping 2nds by four wickets in a high-scoring clash at Outgang Road to keep up the pressure on Premier Division leaders Sleaford 2nds who they trail by just 10 points.

Deeping had batted first and experienced opener Chris Jones was in fine form as he made 95 in their final total of 256-5 from 45 overs.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545379)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545379)

Ross Barnes was unbeaten on 50 not out at the close while Matthew Mills made 44 with Atapattu collecting a couple of wickets for Town.

Mills then took 3-63 in Spalding's reply as they lost early wickets until Atapattu and Ben Smith joined forces.

Atapattu led the victory charge with 103 not out while Smith scored 50 with Josh Lawrence (13) and Matt Gill (27no) providing excellent support as the win was secured with seven balls remaining.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545397)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545397)

Long Sutton suffered an agonising one-run defeat in their Premier Division match against Freiston on Saturday.

Needing eight to win off the final over, Sutton required two from the last ball of the match only for Oliver Taylor to be run out in the scramble for victory.

Freiston had batted first with Josh Baker taking an early wicket before Barry Stanway struck to leave the hosts on 45-2.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545399)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545399)

Adam Whitaker and Jake Burton then slowed down Freiston's momentum as they reached the drinks break on 100-3

Charlie Crisp and Dan Oldfield were then brought into attack and began well until the Freiston batsmen started to get a grip on the game.

Usman Ahmed was in fine form for the hosts as he blasted an unbeaten 115 not out before Sutton rallied again.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545401)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545401)

Oldfield took three wickets to finish with 3-35 from seven overs while Baker bagged his second only for Freiston to up the ante again in the final five overs to finish on 247-8.

Despite losing Peter Cook early on, Adam Wright and Oldfield responded well for Sutton in their reply.

They put on 80 runs for the second wicket with Oldfield making 28 and Wright hitting a brilliant 68.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545403)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545403)

After his departure Sutton were on 126-4 with Stanway joining Baker to produce a good partnership.

They added 42 runs for the fifth wicket before Baker became the first of Ahmed's four wickets when he was out for 36.

Stanway kept the scoreboard ticking over until he fell to Ahmed one run short of his half-century with the Sutton total on 226-8.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545405)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545405)

Whitaker then led the push for victory with an unbeaten 21 which saw Sutton go into the final over needing eight runs for victory.

He and last man Taylor struggled to get the ball away in the final over and needed to scamper between the wickets to leave Sutton requiring two off the last delivery.

Taylor was on strike and, although he kept out the yorker well to set off for a run, to his dismay Freiston's Ryan Overton held onto the ball and whipped off the bails to secure a dramatic win for the hosts.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545409)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545409)

Moulton Harrox went down to a 47-run reversal in their home clash with Skegness at Broad Lane.

The seasiders had batted first and Jamie Epton blasted a brilliant century to help them to 268-7 from 45 overs.

Epton hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 116 not out while Norman Brackley blitzed nine fours and a six in his 64 as the duo put on 126 runs for the third wicket.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545414)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545414)

Chris Beale took three wickets for Harrox while Henry Lavery struck twice with Stephen Coles and Lewis Martin claiming one apiece.

Josh Newton then led the Harrox bid for victory only to be fall two runs short of his century.

Newton blasted 15 fours and two sixes in a big-hitting 98 off just 96 deliveries as Harrox were eventually bowled out for 221.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545437)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545437)

Beale made 28 while Coles produced a late flurry with an unbeaten 27 which came off just 21 balls and included five boundaries.

Baston claimed a convincing 106-run win against Grantham 3rds in their Division One encounter.

After batting first, Baston made 206-6 from 45 overs with David Greenfield their top scorer with 62.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545439)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545439)

Anthony Morris made 41, Liam Davies added 35 and Andy Keen cracked 29 before Baston bowled out their visitors for 100.

John Lamin led the home attack with 4-20 from 8.4 overs while David Conlon, Ruben Baker, Ben Hudson and Rowan Good all collected a wicket apiece.

Moulton Harrox 2nds were bowled out for 61 in their six-wicket defeat at Boston 3rds in Division One.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545441)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545441)

Adam Newall was unbeaten on 18 at the close but Mark Ramsden (13) was the only other Harrox player to reach double figures.

Steve French and Harry Lovell both collected a couple of wickets each for Harrox but Boston breezed to victory in 16 overs.

Long Sutton 2nds were unable to halt Uffington's push for honours in Division Two after a 60-run home defeat.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545382)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545382)

Uffington had been bowled out for 201 after being put into bat with skipper Ed Munson taking the first three scalps to finish his 12 overs with 3-34.

Joe Whitaker also impressed with 3-38 from nine overs while Milly Hastings claimed 2-26 and Steven Milnes took 1-32.

Sutton opener Andrew Wright made a solid 22 with skipper Munson making 28 in a 50-run stand with Jack Smith who top-scored with 29.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545443)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545443)

Jason Towler also made 16 after answering a late call as Sutton were eventually bowled out for 141.

They then bounced 24 hours later though to leap up a couple of places in the table after a convincing win at Freiston on Sunday.

They ran out 130-run winners to avenge the narrow defeat which the first team had suffered a day earlier.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545391)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545391)

Sutton had been put into bat and a strong middle order showing from Daniel Plant and skipper Ed Munson set the visitors on their way.

Munson hit 10 fours and a six in his 62 while Plant plundered 42 runs as Sutton scored 197-9 from their 45 overs.

Freiston were then skittled out for 67 in reply as Plant completed a fine all-round performance by taking 3-14 from five overs.

Joe Whitaker was extremely economical in his 3-7 from six overs which featured four maidens while Munson took 2-18 from nine.

Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545385)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545385)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545387)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545387)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545393)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545393)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545395)
Match action from Deeping 2nds' game against Spalding on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49545395)


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