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Second with a game in hand




Victory for Spalding saw them stay second in the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division.

Skegness are nine points ahead but Spalding have a game in hand which they will catch up this weekend following Saturday's 16-run victory over Grantham 2nd. Spalding could manage only 117 runs, but Grantham fell short with 101 all out.

Skegness had a much higher chase, Boston 2nd notching up 213 for five, with Ben Troops hitting 80, only to see Peter Houghton score 87 to help his side to four-wicket win.

Elsewhere, Welby Cavaliers continue to find life hard, losing by two wickets to Long Sutton, but Bourne 2nd score a good win over Woodhall Spa 2nd.

Division One leaders Bastons excellent start to the season continues, Damien Herrick making a welcome return to the league with a score of 105 not out in their victory over Belton Park.

Market Deeping stay second after victory over Timberland and Graves Park playing on their new pitch - inflicted a heavy defeat on Spalding 2nd in which Mitch Griffiths hit 70 and Martin Hodgson took six for 20.

The highest individual total of the day came at Long Sutton in Division Two where Jamie Taylor hit 185 for the 2nd XI against Sleaford 3rd, taking his side's total to a massive 370-4 before Sleaford were bowled out for 141.

Long Sutton lead the division from Freiston 2nd with Boston 3rd in third place following their win over Grantham 3rd in which Rowan Evans hit an unbeaten 67. Billingborough 2nd claimed their first win of the season over Spalding 3rd while Pinchbeck beat Belton Park 2nd by seven wickets.

Results

Boston 2nd 213-5 (B Troops 80), Skegness 214-6 (Houghton 87);

Sleaford 2nd 180, Billingborough 112

Spalding 117, Grantham 2nd 101;

Welby Cavaliers 150-9, Long Sutton 151-8;

Bourne 2nd 206 (Xipu 64), Woodhall Spa 2nd 164;

Stamford Town 150-9. Freiston 151-6 (Moeed 80no);

Division One

Heckington 223 (Harris 103, Patel 67, Lennon 5-62), Claypole 200 (J Attewell 60,);

Baston 189-6 (Herrick 105no), Belton Park 84;

Graves Park 250-4 (Griffiths 70), Spalding 2nd 87 (Hodgson 6-20);

Skegness 2nd 99-9, Moulton Harrox 100-1;

Market Deeping 2nd 133, Timberland 92;

Division Two

Spalding 3rd 72, Billingborough 2nd 76-2;

Grantham 3rd 96, Boston 3rd 97-1 (Evans 67no);

Long Sutton 2nd 370-4 (Taylor 185), Sleaford 3rd 141;

Belton Park 2nd 90, Pinchbeck 91-3;



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