CRICKET: Spalding stay in front of pack
Spalding have a 25-point advantage in the Premier Division title race with two games to play.
The defending champions beat Woodhall Spa 2nd by 34 runs on Saturday thanks to Jamie Juckes (4-30) and Will Naylor (3-29).
They dismissed the visitors for 128 following Jon Manton’s half-century in the first innings.
Second-placed Bourne 2nd won by 224 runs at Boston 2nd who were 64 all out.
Jordan Temple hit 17 fours and a six on his way to 120 with support from Robert Dunn (53no), Robert Bentley (52) and James Tickler (42).
Colin Cheer claimed 4-16 and Rowan Evans was the only Boston batsman to reach double figures.
Skegness - who have two matches in hand over the league leaders - won by 212 runs at bottom-of-the-table Billingborough who were bowled out for 86.
Martin Parmley scored a career-high of 197 not out off 140 balls featuring 29 fours and five sixes as Grantham 2nd beat Graves Park by 268 runs.
Jared Hackney took five wickets including a hat-trick in the Kirton club’s reply of just 64.
Phil Oldfield’s half-century led Long Sutton to victory over Sleaford 2nd after a five-wicket haul for Rob Simpson.
Division One leaders Market Deeping 2nd beat Baston by 140 runs.
Jack Martin (97) cracked 13 fours and five sixes before victory was secured by Richard Witt (4-40) and Nick Andrews (3-18).
Second-placed Moulton Harrox won by 121 runs at Welby Cavaliers who were dismissed for 67 after Mike Kearns top-scored on 78.
Ben Wooster took seven wickets as Spalding 2nd lost by 37 runs at Heckington.
Carl Andrews’ quickfire half-century couldn’t prevent defeat for Spalding 2nd at home to Newborough 2nd in Division Two.
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