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CRICKET: Leaders back to best

Spalding found the right response to their first defeat this season by staying on top of the Premier Division.

The defending champions enjoyed a trip to the seaside on Saturday with a nine-wicket win at Skegness.

Skipper Jonathan Miles took four wickets then watched openers Jon Manton (77no) and Warren Nel (65) set up a comfortable victory.

Second-placed Bourne 2nd also bounced back from last weekend’s loss as they beat Grantham 2nd by 108 runs.

Captain Jon Howard hit a half-century and Tom Bentley bagged six wickets.

Richard Wells was unbeaten on 68 during Billingborough’s 73-run win over Graves Park.

The bottom-of-the-table side claimed their first victory of the summer.

Long Sutton were dismissed for 80 in their defeat at Freiston L&L.

Division One leaders Market Deeping 2nd went past 300 - featuring a century for Ryan Bainborough - in a big win over Welby Cavaliers.

Action from a huge victory for Moulton Harrox over Baston in Division One.
Action from a huge victory for Moulton Harrox over Baston in Division One.

Moulton Harrox bowled out bottom-of-the-table Baston for 31 after setting a huge target thanks mainly to Jack Barnett (87) and Jake Morton (57).

Moulton Harrox v Baston
Moulton Harrox v Baston

Spalding 2nd lost by four wickets to Heckington.

In Division Two, there were defeats for Long Sutton 2nd and Billingborough 2nd.


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