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Bourne and Spalding both make it five wins out of five




Spalding and Bourne 2nd both kept up their 100 per cent records in the premier division of the South Lincs & Border League on Saturday.

Bourne made it five wins out of five after they skittled Billingborough out for 91 and then knocked off the runs required for victory with the loss of just one wicket.

Spalding also notched their fifth straight win, beating Boston 2nd by four wickets. In one of several matches with reduced overs due to wet conditions, visitors Boston batted first and made 122-9 from 35 overs, Jonathan Miles taking 4-24 off his nine overs.

Congratulations to Moulton bowler Louis Greetham after taking the wicket of batsman Will Harris.
Congratulations to Moulton bowler Louis Greetham after taking the wicket of batsman Will Harris.

Joseph Broomfield took 2-11 off two overs, Josh Lawrence 2-31 from seven and there was one run out.

In reply, Spalding lost Jon Manton early for just five, but fellow opener Broomfield scored 27 and Miles completed a man of the match performance to add a 45 not out knock to his four wickets. He steered Spalding home to victory with William Barnes, who was 13 not out.

Congratulations for for Moulton bowler Louis Greetham (beard).
Congratulations for for Moulton bowler Louis Greetham (beard).

Long Sutton are third in the table after losing by 104 runs to Woodhall Spa, who stand fourth. Sutton won the toss and put the visitors into bat and they made 193-8 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Sutton were a meagre 89 all out from 26.5 overs.

Moulton bowler Louis Greetham.
Moulton bowler Louis Greetham.

In division one, Moulton are sixth after a seven wicket victory at home to Claypole. The visitors batted first and were 135 all out from 44.4 overs, with the wickets being shared between Jack Barnett (2-21), Louis Greetham (2-30), Alex Baker (2-37), Maxwell Cusack (1-3), Nohman Jarral (1-13) and Simon Juckes (1-25).

In reply, Mike Kearns snr and Chris Beale put on 31 for the first wickets before Beale was caught on 17. Kearns went on to hit 51, with Matthew Barnet striking 43 and Jack Barnett 13 not out as the runs were achieved from just 22.1 overs.

Jack Barnett bowls for Moulton.
Jack Barnett bowls for Moulton.

Welby Cavaliers' bowler Matthew Mitchell destroyed visitors Pinchbeck with a performance of 7-21 from 10 overs as his side won by 53 runs.

Welby had batted first and there seemed hope for the visitors when they reduced them to 98-9 from 32 overs, Lee Eyett taking 4-27 off 10 and James Langford 4-37 off 10, with Mike Knight 1-14 off 6.

Max Cusack bowling for Moulton.
Max Cusack bowling for Moulton.

But when batting, Pinchbeck were never able to make a fight of it and were all out for just 45, Mark Ramsden the only player to make double figures with his 16.

The game between Market Deeping 2nd and Spalding 2nd was abandoned due to wet weather.

In division two, Spalding 3rd beat Billingborough 2nd by 46 runs. Batting first, Spalding's young guns made 152-8 off 35 overs, with 13-year-old Olly Dring hitting his first senior 50, supported by skipper Carl Andrews who whacked 37 off 20 balls.

Edward Barnes hit 16 as Spalding registered 152-8 off 35 overs.

In reply, Billingborough offered some resistance through Bill Sadler (44), Mark Simpson (20) and Henry Gale (18), but were all out for 106.

Edward Barnes took 2-13, Michael Morris 2-16, James Laud 1-0, Ollie Dring 1-9, William Gardner and Macey Andrews both took 1-16, and Eddie Seymour 1-21.

Other results

Premier division: Freiston 161-4 beat Grantham 2nd 160 all out by 6 wkts; Graves Park v Sleaford 2nd abandoned; Skegness 263-6 beat Belton Park 126-5 by 137 runs.

Division 1: Heckington 163 all out beat Boston 3rd 95 all out by 68 runs.

Division 2: Belton Park 2nd v Newborough abandoned; Grantham 3rd 118-2 beat Skegness 2nd 115-6 by 8 wkts; Uffington v Freiston 2nd abandoned.



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