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




Skipper Chris Dring led Spalding's charge as their fine run of form continued on Saturday as they recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after beating Moulton Harrox by 104 runs.

Dring was in superb form in the Premier Division clash as he struck 122 to help his side post 283-3 from 45 overs.

Fellow opener Jon Manton made 46 while Jay White (26no) and William Steed (28no) were unbeaten at the close.

Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144535)
Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144535)

Alin Carter was the pick of the visiting attack with 2-59 from 12 overs for Harrox who were then bowled out for 179 in their reply.

Tom Wilson top-scored with 37 while former Spalding player Josh Newton made 31 against his old club.

Will Naylor and Harry De Camps led the Spalding attack with 3-32 and 3-38 respectively while Nilantha Atapattu picked up 2-39.

Josh Lawrence also collected a wicket with Manton claiming the final Harrox scalp with his one and only delivery of the game.

A superb six-wicket haul from Dan Bandaranaike helped Bourne 2nds topple previously unbeaten leaders Skegness.

Bandaranaike claimed a sensational 6-15 from nine overs as Skegness were skittled out for 53 by their hosts at the Abbey Lawn.

Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144579)
Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144579)

Bourne had batted first and made 210-6 from their 45 overs after a strong top order showing.

Skipper Jon Howard (32) and James Tickler (27) put on 47 for the first wicket before Ben Stroud joined the latter for a 43-run second wicket stand.

Rob Bentley and Stroud continued to maintain the momentum by adding 51 runs for the third wicket.

Bentley was particularly aggressive in his innings of 61 as he blasted five sixes and two fours while Stroud struck five fours and a six in his 45.

Birthday boy Josh Bentley then added a further 23 not out before Bandaranaike got to work on the visitors' reply.

Hie dismissed dangerman Warren Nel for six and then accounted for Carl Abbiss just three balls later before wicket-keeper Howard claimed his second catch to snare Jamie Epton, off the bowling of Rob Bentley, to leave Skegness reeling on 14-3.

Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144575)
Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144575)

Bandaranaike then bowled Reece Brant before sending Henry Sanderson packing and then dismissing Henry Houlden first ball as Skegness slumped to 32-6.

Carl Wall lasted just three deliveries before falling to Bentley before Freddie Arlott trapped Skegness' top scorer Norman Brackley leg before for 28.

Bandaranaike sealed his superb display with the penultimate Skegness wicket to fall before Arlott wrapped up the win moments later.

Arlott took 2-2 from just 14 deliveries while Bentley returned 2-36 from a seven-over stint.

Long Sutton returned to winning ways after successive defeats by beating Woodhall Spa 2nds.

A late flurry of runs helped propel third-placed Sutton to a final total of 243-8 from their 45 overs.

Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144577)
Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144577)

They hit 128 runs from the final 15 overs as Adam Wright smashed 61 and Angus Bell blasted 79 before Joe Whitaker weighted in with a late cameo of 22.

Woodhall were then bowled out for 128 as Sutton's success kept them just ahead of both Bourne and Spalding in the standings.

Market Deeping 2nds were skittled out for 89 as they went down to a five-wicket defeat at Boston.

Dave Gillett top-scored with 32 while Karl Green made 24 before Boston secured their success inside 30 overs.

Green capped a fine personal display by taking 4-21 from his 12 overs.

Billingborough are still unbeaten in Division One after a 129-run victory over Grantham 3rds.

Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144565)
Spalding recorded a fourth successive South Lincs and Border League victory after defeating Moulton Harrox. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48144565)

They made 252-4 from their 45 overs before bowling out Grantham for 123 which leaves them in second spot behind unbeaten league leaders Heckington.

Opener Richard Wells top-scored with 90 for Billingborough while Jed Humphries was unbeaten on 51 not out at the close.

James Rickett also made 40 and Paul Goodwin 30 before Billingborough dismissed their visitors inside 30 overs.

Shane George (3-34) and Stuart Gollop (3-21) led their charge with Tom Wesley taking 2-43 and Rickett 1-24.

Baston hit a healthy 257-8 from their 45 overs as they defeated Moulton Harrox 2nds by 74 runs.

Andy Keen top-scored with 64 while David Greenfield made 48, Ben Hudson hit 35 with Liam Davies and Andy Burrill adding 28 and 26 not out respectively.

Lewis Doughty top-scored with 45 in Moulton's reply while Curtis Todd made 23 and opener Clive Bayston 22.

David Conlon, Jules McAlpine, Rowan Good and Burrill all took two wickets for Baston with Keen claiming the other.

Spalding 2nds are still searching for their first win of the season after a 39-run reversal at Ancaster.

The hosts had batted first and made 228-6 from their 45 overs before Spalding were restricted to 189-8 in their reply.



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