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CRICKET: Trio stay in title hunt

Spalding 2nd v Baston
Spalding 2nd v Baston

Premier Division leaders Spalding remain well ahead - despite being without a game at the weekend as three clubs stayed in contention by picking up maximum points.

Sleaford 2nd lie second, just two points ahead of Woodhall Spa 2nd with Skegness nine behind.

Matt Sergeant hit an unbeaten 109 in Woodhall’s victory over Bourne 2nd while Skegness had a comfortable eight-wicket win over Boston 2nd.

Sleaford hung on to their last wicket to finish 213-9 before bowling Billingborough out for 109.

The bottom-of-the-table clash saw Stamford beat Welby Cavaliers.

Jack Ashton and Ryan Lawson each bowled eight overs for Graves Park in Division One and took five wickets apiece as Heckington were all out for 42 with Graves Park going on to win by 10 wickets.

Mike Kearns made 126 in the highest team total of the day as Moulton Harrox finished 315-6.

Steven Rushworth also hit 67 and Matthew Barnett added74 before Skegness 2nd were bowled out for 68.

This moved Moulton into second place but Belton Park continue to dominate the division with a lead of 25 points.

Pinchbeck are also well ahead in Division Two after beating Freiston 2nd by seven wickets.

Premier Division

Sleaford 2nd 213-9, Billingborough 109; Long Sutton 196-9, Freiston 197-3; Boston 2nd 148, Skegness 149-2; Bourne 2nd 163, Woodhall Spa 2nd 166-3 (Sergeant 109no); Stamford Town 252 (Chell 56), Welby Cavaliers 119 (Matta 69no).

Division One

Heckington 42 (Ashton 5-18, Lawson 5-18), Graves Park 44-0; Moulton Harrox 315-6 (Kearns 126, Rushworth 67, M Barnett 74), Skegness 2nd 68; Spalding 2nd 148, Baston 128; Claypole conceded to Timberland.

Division Two

Billingborough 2nd 163, Belton Park 2nd 118; Long Sutton 2nd 81, Sleaford 3rd 82-0; Uffington 188-7, Boston 3rd 189-5; Grantham 3rd 223-8, Spalding 3rd 129; Freiston 2nd 102, Pinchbeck 103-3.

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