Young gun Max Cusack starred with bat and ball as Spalding Town saw off rivals Long Sutton by 84 runs in Rutland League Division Three on Sunday.
The battle between South Holland’s top two Sunday sides was pretty one-sided, with Town making 164-7 before skittling Sutton out for just 80.
Town elected to bat first and lost South African new boy Nabeel Bhayla (2) to Jack Keeble (1-29), before before Paul Edgeller (1-38) had Luke Whitworth (1) caught in the gully.
Spalding moved to 68 before Jordan Keeble (1-27) bowled Tom Wilson (38). This brought two ex-Sutton players, Josh Newton (42) and Tim Norris (4), in and but were dismissed by skipper Jake Burton (1-33) and the excellent Mark Woodall (3-32).
A strong partnership between Cusack (30 not out) and Sanjeet Tott (11 not out) then propelled Spalding to 164-8 at the close.
Steve Skoulding (37) and Phil Coote (20) put on 56 for the first Sutton wicket in reply, but they soon collapsed dramatically to 80 all out. Chief destroyers for Spalding were Cusack (5-18) and Lee Eyett (4-18).