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Long Sutton Cricket Club beat Spalding in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division

Unbeaten Long Sutton completed a hat-trick haul of South Lincs and Border League victories after a six-wicket derby success over Spalding on Saturday.

A superb five-wicket salvo from Adam Whitaker and a half-century by skipper Dan Oldfield laid the foundations for the win which keeps Long Sutton among the early Premier Division pacesetters.

They are one of only three teams - Skegness and Sleaford 2nds being the others - who currently hold a 100 per cent record.

Long Sutton v Spalding ..Adam Whitaker. (46759795)
Long Sutton v Spalding ..Adam Whitaker. (46759795)

The hosts had won the toss at Paradise Field on Saturday and Whitaker was quick to make his mark on the Spalding batting line-up.

He bowled Spalding skipper Chris Dring for eight and then trapped Jay White leg before second ball with Oldfield then getting in on the wicket-taking act by having Ben Smith caught behind by wicket-keeper Adam Wright for five.

Jon Manton and Nilantha Atapattu then set about bringing Spalding back into the contest with the visitors' highest scores of the afternoon.

Opener Manton made 51 before he was bowled by Peter Cook while Atapattu was caught by Oldfield off the bowling of last week's seven-wicket star Rob Simpson.

Whitaker dismissed both Ethan Lawrence and Matt Gill for 11 each before Barry Stanway struck with two quick wickets.

He bowled Brandon Andrews third ball and then had Harry DeCamps caught behind by Wright on his first delivery.

Long Sutton v Spalding ..Jon Manton. (46759821)
Long Sutton v Spalding ..Jon Manton. (46759821)

Whitaker then bowled last man Will Naylor for three to finish with 5-31 as Spalding were dismissed for 151.

Stanway returned 2-24 from nine overs while Simpson conceded just 21 runs from his 12 overs.

Chris Booth blasted three rapid boundaries to kick-start the Sutton reply until he was bowled by Andrews for 17.

Skipper Oldfield and opener Cook then dominated the Spalding attack before the introduction of DeCamps gave the visitors hope.

He had Cook stumped by Lawrence for 21 and then bowled Oldfield for 55 before repeating the feat to dismiss Wright for two.

However, Jamie Taylor and Stanway forged an unbroken fifth wicket partnership with both blasting four boundaries in their 18 not out each as Sutton secured victory inside 32 overs.

Long Sutton v Spalding ..Barry Stanway. (46759793)
Long Sutton v Spalding ..Barry Stanway. (46759793)

DeCamps claimed 3-35 from 4.1 overs for the visitors while Andrews returned 1-15 from his five overs.

Long Sutton travel to Woodhall Spa on Saturday while Spalding have a free weekend.

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