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Round-up of Saturday's South Lincs and Border League cricket action



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Long Sutton surged into third spot in the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League after leapfrogging a beaten Boston side on Saturday.

They ran out four-wicket winners at the Mayflower to keep the pressure on the leading duo of Grantham 2nds and Newborough.

Boston had made 206-4 after batting first with opener Ben Troops carrying his bat for a terrific 104 not out.

Paul Edgeller.
Paul Edgeller.

Tom Baxter also made a half-century for the hosts with Jake Burton, Charlie Crisp and Adam Whitaker taking a wicket apiece for Long Sutton.

A 64-run second-wicket stand between Calvin Bird (37) and Dan Oldfield (43) then laid the foundations for the run chase.

Paul Edgeller then took over to top score with 69 before Ed Barnes steered Sutton home in the 41st over with an unbeaten 28.

Bourne 2nds remain in the top five of the division after a seven-wicket home win over Moulton Harrox at the Abbey Lawn.

Harrox had batted first and made 206-5 with opener Chris Beale leading their charge with 72 while Henry Lavery was unbeaten on 52 at the close.

Jack Berry and Tom Patchett both collected a couple of wickets each for Bourne who reached their required target with four overs to spare.

Patchett was in belligerent form for the hosts as he plundered eight sixes and four fours in his 94 while opener James Tickler made 39 before Kurt Storey guided them home with 27 not out.

Six wickets from Aaron Pullum helped Billingborough secure their second win of the season with a 68-run victory against Heckington.

Mickey Atkins had made 56 while Jacob Light scored 43 as Billingborough made 179-9 after batting first.

Pullum then took 6-35 and was well supported by Light with 4-26 as Heckington were dismissed for 111 in their reply.

Market Deeping were beaten by 110 runs in their match at Freiston.

The hosts had made 231-9 after batting first with Javad Ghani and Tim Lowe both taking three wickets for Deeping.

Deeping were then bowled out for 121 in their reply with Dave Gillett (28) and Ghani (26) their top scorers.

Moulton Harrox 2nds continue to set the pace in Division One after an emphatic 10-wicket win against Billingborough 2nds on Saturday.

They dismissed their visitors for just 50 as Lee Eyett led the way with 4-11 from a superb seven-over spell.

Harry Lovell also took a couple of wickets for Harrox who needed less than 10 overs to seal the win with Danny Jackson hitting 39 not out.

Spalding 2nds also struggled for runs after falling to their eighth defeat of the season at home to Boston 2nds.

The visitors had made 188-5 after batting first with Spalding then being skittled for 49 as former Long Sutton bowler Ian Morris took 7-13 from 10 overs for Boston.

Long Sutton 2nds were given the points in their Division Two match with Boston 3rds who conceded the contest.



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