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Atapattu the hero as Spalding go third




Spalding moved up to third place in the South Lincs and Border League East One with a 40 run victory over Woodhall Spa 2nd.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Spalding stuttered to 114-7 from their 40 overs.

Openers Jon Manton and Ollie Dring were top scorers with 37 and 22 respectively, Matt Gill was 15 not out and Nilantha Atapattu also scored 15.

Batting for Spalding is Nilantha Ataputtu. (42071726)
Batting for Spalding is Nilantha Ataputtu. (42071726)

In reply, Atapattu had a wonderful spell with the ball, taking 6-6 from his 10 overs, including five maidens, as Spa were skittled out for 74 from 31.2 overs.

Brandon Andrews chipped in with 3-24 and Harry DeCamps 1-23.

In the same division, Moulton Harrox are still in pole position after a five wicket victory at Boston 2nd.

Harrox won the toss and put the home side into bat and they made 153-9 from their 40 overs. Jack Barnett took 4-35 from eight overs, Joseph Broomfield 3-24 and Curtis Todd 1-12.

Josh Newton was the batting hero for Moulton, hitting 11 fours in an innings of 85. He was supported by Karl Hibbert (19 not out), Chris Beale (17)and Broomfield (12) as they reached 155-5 with 3.3 overs remaining.

In West One, Billingborough slip to secondafter a five-wicket home defeat against Belton Park.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Billingborough were all out for just 96 off 31.4 overs.

The visitors reached their total with five wickets and 5.3 overs remaining.

In the same division, Bourne 2nd are in third place after a 25-run win over Sleaford 2nd.

After being asked to bat, Bourne scored 136 all out from 39.5 overs, before bowling out Sleaford for 111 from 29 overs.

Spalding 2nd are sitting at the bottom of the table after a 10-wicket thrashing at Grantham 2nd.

After electing to bat, Spalding were bowled out for a meagre 52 from 25.3 overs, none of their batsmen getting into double figures and 25 of those runs being extras.

Grantham reached their winning total from just 11.5 overs, losing no wickets.

In East Two, Baston beat Spalding 3rd by 152 runs. After deciding to bat, Baston scored 244-7 from their 40 overs.

Top scorer was Ben Hudson with an undefeated 80, Andy Burrill hit 57, Jonathan Roberts 26, Evan Donaldson 23 and Andy Keen 13.

Pick of the Spalding bowlers was Ayra Ranaut with 3-41, William Gardner took 2-33 and Eddie Seymour 1-23.

In reply, Spalding struggled from the start and were bowled out for 92 in 32.2 overs.

Gardner top scored with 22, Andrew Sorrell hit 16 and Nigel Gardner 10.

Pick of the Baston bowlers was Donaldson with 4-11, while Liam Davies took 2-2 and there were also wickets for Jon Wiles, Neil Baker and Ben Ashwell.

In the same division, Moulton Harrox 2nd lost by six wickets to Heckington.

After being put into bat, Harrox registered 132-7 from their 40 overs, Alin Carter top scoring with 44. Lee Eyett scored 21 and Gary Bates 17.

Despite a decent return of 3-35 by Carter, Heckington easily reached 135-4 to claim the victory.

In Inter One, Long Sutton went down to a 98 run defeat at Newborough, who scored 217-8 from 40 overs after deciding to bat.

Adam Whittaker was the pick of the Sutton bowlers with 3-42, Dan Oldfield took 2-47 and there were wickets for Joe Whittaker, Jake Burton and Rob Simpson.

A solid 35 from opener Chris Booth was not enough for Sutton as they were bowled out for 119 off 33.1 overs. Adam Wright made 28.

There was also defeat for Long Sutton 2nd, in Inter Two, losing by three wickets at Castor & Ailsworth 2nd.

Sutton made 118-5 from their 40 overs and then saw the home side reach 119-7 with two overs to spare.



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