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Moulton Harrox Cricket Club record their first victory of the South Lincs and Border League

Moulton Harrox claimed their first victory of the South Lincs and Border League season in style on Saturday.

They bounced back from two successive Premier Division defeats with a crushing 10-wicket home win over visiting Belton Park at Broad Lane.

Alex Baker and Matt Rose both took four wickets apiece as Belton were bowled out for 83 having been 13-5 after just 10 overs of the contest.

Moulton's Alex Baker. (46770358)
Moulton's Alex Baker. (46770358)

Harrox then took just 9.3 overs to breeze to victory as Ian Smith smashed 61 not out and Mike Kearns an unbeaten 18 to secure a maxiumum 20-point haul.

Bourne 2nds are in fourth place in the standings after a 48-run away success at their Boston counterparts.

They made 220-4 from their 45 overs with skipper Jon Howard leading the charge with 58 and Richard Hewitt being unbeaten on 56 at the close.

Kurt Storey also struck 39 not out while Josh Bentley made 22 before being run out.

Freddie Arlott then claimed 4-31 from a decent 10-over spell as Boston were bowled out for 172 in their reply.

Tom Patchett returned 2-46 from nine overs while there was a wicket apiece for Adam Hilless and Hewitt in the victory which brought Bourne 20 points.

Market Deeping 2nds are just two points adrift of Bourne in fifth place after a 50-run win over Grantham 2nds at Outgang Road.

They made 230-9 from their 45 overs after being put into bat with opener Chris Jones top-scoring with 72.

Simon Caplick cracked 60 runs while Ryan Bainborough made 25 against a visiting attack where Rahul Kumar again collected four wickets.

Nick Andrews then matched that wicket-taking feat as Grantham were bowled out for 180 in their reply.

Andrews took 4-61 from 12 overs while Karl Green returned 2-25 from 7.3 and Ade Lee 2-28 from seven.

Lee Peacock conceded just 16 runs from his six overs while collecting a wicket with Ross Barnes bagging the vital scalp of Martin Parmley for 37.

Matt Rose took four wickets for Moulton Harrox. (46770363)
Matt Rose took four wickets for Moulton Harrox. (46770363)

A superb six-wicket haul from James Rickett rocketed Billingborough to their third successive South Lincs and Border League Division One victory on Saturday.

Rickett returned a terrific 6-15 from six overs as hosts Ancaster were shot out for 84 in pursuit of Billingborough's 205-8.

Tom Wesley provided solid support with 3-21 from seven overs with Stuart Gollop grabbing the other home wicket to fall in his five-over spell of 1-24.

Jed Humphries had earlier top-scored for Billingborough who had elected to bat first after winning the toss.

Humphries hit 42 while Aaron Pullum and Paul Goodwin both made 29 out of the Billingborough top order.

Henry Gale and Rickett then added some late impetus with 31 and 21 not out respectively to help secure a convincing 121-run win for the unbeaten visitors.

Baston suffered the narrowest of defeats in their first match of the season after losing by just one run at Grantham 3rds.

Neil Baker had bagged 4-10 from 4.1 overs with David Conlon claiming 3-26 and Andy Burrill 2-46 from 12-over spells as Grantham were bowled out for 117.

The Baston reply then fell agonisingly short as Conlon was the last wicket to fall after being stumped for 11 with the visitors' total on 116.

Spalding 2nds were unable to halt the charge of Division One table-toppers Heckington who recorded their fourth successive victory after a 141-run success.

Heckington had made 211-4 from their 45 overs before dismissing Spalding for 70 in their reply.

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