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CRICKET: Garner sets up big win for leaders

Jack Barnett hits a boundary for Moulton Harrox
Jack Barnett hits a boundary for Moulton Harrox

Spalding increased their advantage in the Premier Division to 18 points with an eight-wicket win over Boston 2nd.

In a low-scoring game at the Memorial Ground, Ben Troops (56) and Warren Nel (58) hit half-centuries.

Jon Garner took four wickets as Boston were dismissed for 109 - Spalding reaching the target in the 16th over.

Long Sutton moved up the table following their four-wicket win over Grantham 2nd, sealed by Barry Stanway’s unbeaten 62.

Championship challengers Sleaford 2nd went down to Woodhall Spa 2nd.

Connor Parsons (96), supported by 55 from Danny Wells, took Woodhall to the division’s highest total of 280 before Sleaford were bowled out for 156.

Skegness moved back up to third in a high-scoring win over Welby Cavaliers.

Other results: Welby Cavaliers 203-9, Skegness 205-2; Woodhall Spa 2nd 280 (Parsons 96, Wells 55), Sleaford 2nd 156; Stamford Town conceded to Billingborough; Bourne 2nd conceded to Freiston.

Fixtures (1pm): Billingborough v Woodhall Spa 2nd, Boston 2nd v Grantham 2nd, Freiston L&L v Stamford, Long Sutton v Welby Cavaliers, Sleaford 2nd v Skegness.

Belton Park remain on top of Division One after second-placed Baston went down to Moulton Harrox.

Mike Kearns on his way to a half-century
Mike Kearns on his way to a half-century
Jake Morton in action for Moulton Harrox
Jake Morton in action for Moulton Harrox

Liam Probert and Jamie Juckes both claimed five wickets in Spalding 2nd’s victory over Heckington.

Graves Park went down to Claypole, for whom Kristian Lennon took five wickets.

Other results: Belton Park 242-9 (Adams 78), Timberland 176 (Behan 70); Claypole 191 (Lyon 50, Lawson 6-46), Graves Park 98 (Lennon 5-37).

Fixtures (1pm): Baston v Market Deeping 2nd, Belton Park v Graves Park, Heckington v Claypole, Skegness 2nd v Timberlands, Spalding 2nd v Moulton Harrox.

The only century of the day came at Uffington in Division Two where Alistair Pike hit 120 of his side’s total of 180, only to see Billingborough 2nd overtake this to win by six wickets.

Other result: Belton Park 2nd 118, Freiston 2nd 121-3.

Fixtures (1pm): Boston 3rd v Long Sutton 2nd, Grantham 3rd v Belton Park 2nd, Sleaford 3rd v Pinchbeck, Spalding 3rd v Freiston L&L 2nd.


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