CRICKET: Moulton Harrox celebrate promotion
Moulton Harrox are going up after 12 successive wins.
They beat Boston 3rd by 160 runs to celebrate promotion at Broad Lane on Saturday.
Jack Barnett top-scored on 45 in Moulton’s total of 211-6 off 45 overs.
But the star men were Nohman Jarral (9-2-28-5) and Simon Juckes (9-4-22-4) to dismiss Boston for 51.
Pinchbeck remain in the Division One relegation zone after losing by 65 runs to Baston at Spalding Grammar School.
Andy Keen (45) and Liam Davies (43) led the visitors to 181-6 then David Conlon took 3-35 as Pinchbeck were dismissed for 116.
Spalding 2nd lost by six wickets at Stamford as Ben Doyle claimed remarkable figures of 8-31.
Spalding’s first team suffered a major blow to their hopes of retaining the Premier Division title.
They lost by three wickets at home to Skegness who appear to be championship favourites.
Josh Newton (66) got little support as Spalding were bowled out for 145 then Norman Brackley’s unbeaten 46 guided the visitors past their target.
Spalding are nine points ahead of second-placed Bourne 2nd who face the leaders at Abbey Lawn on Saturday.
Bourne beat Belton Park by 52 runs while bottom-of-the-table Billingborough lost again.
Results: Bourne 2nd 177-9, Belton Park 125; Long Sutton 241, Graves Park 85-9; Sleaford 2nd 237-6, Boston 2nd 101; Spalding 145, Skegness 149-7; Woodhall Spa 2nd 306-7, Billingborough 161.
Fixtures (Saturday 12.30pm start): Billingborough v Grantham 2nd, Boston 2nd v Belton Park, Bourne 2nd v Spalding, Long Sutton v Freiston L&L, Skegness v Graves Park.
Results: Moulton Harrox 211-6, Boston 3rd 51; Baston 181-6, Pinchbeck 116; Spalding 2nd 133, Stamford 134-4; Welby Cavaliers 103, Claypole 104-0.
Fixtures (Saturday 12.30pm start): Baston v Boston 3rd, Claypole v Moulton Harrox, Pinchbeck v Spalding 2nd, Stamford v Welby Cavaliers.
Results: Freiston L&L 2nd 225-6, Skegness 2nd 178; Sleaford 3rd 178, Belton Park 2nd 182-7; Uffington 258-3, Billingborough 2nd 223-6; Newborough 2nd 190-9, Freiston L&L 2nd 86; Spalding 3rd 170-6, Long Sutton 2nd 83.
Fixtures (12.30pm start): Saturday - Sleaford 3rd v Long Sutton 2nd. Sunday - Belton Park 2nd v Billingborough 2nd, Freiston L&L 2nd v Spalding 3rd.
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