Debutant impresses for Moulton Harrox

Moulton Harrox cricket team.  'Photo:  SG020613-132TW ENGANL00520130206205629
Moulton Harrox cricket team. 'Photo: SG020613-132TW ENGANL00520130206205629
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Mitch Griffiths made an impressive debut as Moulton Harrox defeated Sleaford in a friendly.

Home side Sleaford reached a respectable 185-7 off their allotted 40 overs and Harrox were 53-3 off 15 overs when local boy Harry Barnett joined Griffiths at the crease.

They went on to produce a 122 run parternship with Griffiths finishing on 61 not out and Barnett 80 not out.

A lack of runs cost Long Sutton victory in their first game at Paradise Field on Sunday.

They lost by three wickets to Heckington in a friendly. Put into bat, Phil Barnes and Phil Coote set a solid enough platform for the power hitters below them in the order.

Barnes eventually fell for 30 as he looked to increase the pace.

Aaron John (1), Jamie Taylor (5) and Steve Skoulding (7) didn’t last long but Paul Edgeller (22) played in his usual manner.

Captain Bull went for a duck while Coote (49) fell just short of his half-century.

Barry Stanway (15) and Alex Canham (10 not out) did their best in moving Sutton to 158-9 from their allocation.

Heckington reached 160-7 with two overs to spare, despite the efforts of Jake Burton (4-40) and Bull (3-36).

Sutton’s second string recorded a thrilling one-run victory over Sandringham in a friendly on Saturday.