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Round-up of the cricket action from the South Lincs and Border League




A brilliant blast from Barry Stanway and Rob Simpson's six-wicket haul helped unbeaten Long Sutton record their fifth successive South Lincs and Border League victory on Saturday.

They ran out emphatic 183-run winners against visiting Belton Park to maintain their championship charge ahead of this weekend's crunch clash with Premier Division table-toppers Skegness.

Sutton had batted first and Chris Booth made a half-century before a rain delay which left the hosts on 130-5 after 35 overs.

Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446276)
Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446276)

Stanway then took centre stage as he and Angus Bell blitzed 111 runs from the next 10 overs as Sutton closed on 241-5.

Stanway smashed 88 runs off just 42 balls to effectively put the contest out of the reach of bottom-of-the-table Belton.

He hit four fours and seven sixes in a quick-fire stand with Bell who was 23 not out at the close.

The visitors were then skittled out for 58 as Simpson took 6-14 from six superb overs

Josh Baker bagged a brace in his 2-20 from seven with Stanway (1-17 off 10) and Charlie Crisp (1-5) collecting one each.

Spalding moved up into fifth place after a four-wicket away win against Bourne 2nds at the Abbey Lawn.

Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446325)
Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446325)

After winning the toss and putting their hosts into bat, Spalding bowled out Bourne for 138 despite opener James Tickler hitting a half-century.

Ben Stroud struck 24 for Bourne but Spalding's bowling attack were a dominant force in the contest.

Josh Lawrence took 3-42 from 12 overs while Will Naylor and Harry DeCamps returned 2-39 and 2-37 respectively.

There was also a wicket apiece for Nilantha Atapattu - who conceded just 20 runs from his 12 overs - and Jon Manton who had last man Adam Hilless caught by Brandon Andrews with his first and only delivery.

Jay White led the foundations for Spalding's reply as he was the top scorer in the whole contest with 55.

Chris Dring (15), Atapattu (10) and Ben Smith (15) helped steer Spalding closer to victory before they triumphed with four overs to spare.

Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446272)
Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446272)

Stroud was the pick of the home attack with 3-30 from 12 overs while there was a wicket each for Dan Bandaranaike, Tom Patchett and Freddie Arlott.

Moulton Harrox's Premier Division clash at Woodhall Spa was cancelled.

Baston recorded back-to-back wins in Division One after a 39-run home triumph against Boston 3rds.

They successfully defended their total despite being bowled out for 125 where Chris Good made 33 and Andy Burrill 21.

Boston were then dismissed for 86 in their reply with Burrill and Dave Conlon both in fine form for the hosts.

Burrill took 6-44 while Conlon claimed 4-38 as Baston moved up into fourth spot in the league standings.

Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446290)
Action from Bourne 2nds' clash with Spalding in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47446290)

Spalding 3rds fell short in their victory chase as they went down by 67 runs against Freiston 2nds.

The visitors had batted first and made 171-4 from their 40 overs with Barnaby Dring and Eddie Seymour both taking two wickets each for Spalding.

Spalding then closed their 40 overs on 104-4 as Will Gardner top-scored with 35 while Dring made 21 and Mohammad Alam was unbeaten on 14 at the close.

Billingborough 2nds are still seeking their first victory of the campaign after a five-wicket defeat against Uffington.



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