HENRY Charlton’s unbeaten 72 guided Spalding Town to a derby triumph over Market Deeping 2nd on Saturday.
Chasing Deeping’s 198-6 to win the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash, Charlton enjoyed a fine partnership with skipper Simon Juckes as Town cruised home by eight wickets.
Billingborough scratched off another game in their title charge too, as they fended off a spirited Bourne 2nd.
Batting first at the Abbey Lawn, the leaders scored 212-9 before Geordie Scott’s 5-26 limited struggling Bourne – whose Tom Bentley hit 59 – to 181-9.
Staying in the top flight, Moulton Harrox eased past Woodhall Spa 2nd by eight wickets.
After Matt Barnett’s 4-29 helped bowl Spa out for 126, Will Jex’s 69 not out guided Harrox home inside 32 overs.
In Division Two, Mick East rolled back the years to get Spalding 2nd back on track.
His 62, which included five fours, was the highlight of Town’s 62-run win over Ropsley.
Chasing Spalding’s 180-6, Jimmy Clarke and Chris Page took three wickets each to dismiss Ropsley for 118.
Elsewhere in the second tier, Billingborough 2nd suffered a six-wicket loss against Welby.
Down in Division Three, Pinchbeck’s 118-9 wasn’t enough to beat Burgh and District, while John Lamin took an incredible 5-12 in just ten balls as Baston thrashed Timberlands.