Round-up of the cricket action in the South Lincs and Border and Rutland leagues
A six-wicket haul from Jack Barnett ensured Moulton Harrox made a winning start to the South Lincs and Border League season on Saturday.
Barnett took 6-28 from his nine-over spell as Deeping were dismissed for 173 in their Premier Division match at Broad Lane.
Anthony Graves made 48 for the visitors while Dave Gillett struck 34, before both fell to Barnett’s inspired display.
Matt Barnett then took centre stage in Moulton’s reply as he top-scored with 79, and they reached their target in 30 overs.
Ian Smith also struck 30 for Harrox, with Javad Ghani taking 2-36 from an eight-over spell for the visitors.
Bourne 2nds were also victorious in their maiden match of the season with a 44-run home success over Long Sutton.
They made 223-9 after batting first, with Kurt Storey striking an unbeaten 76 and Ben Woodward adding 61.
Jake Burton was the pick of the visiting attack with 5-33 from 12 overs for a Sutton side who were dismissed for 179 in their reply.
Paul Edgeller top-scored with 58, while Tim Norris and Josh Baker both made 20. Drew Kirtland-Blundell (3-34) and James Biggs (3-41) were the pick of the Bourne attack.
Newly-promoted Billingborough lost for the second successive Saturday after a six-wicket home loss to Woodhall Spa 2nds, who bowled out their hosts for 69.
Moulton Harrox 2nds were unable to make it a double-winning weekend for the club after losing by 101 runs in their Division One match at Baston.
Harry Lovell had taken 3-31 as Baston were restricted to 136-8 from their 45 overs, with Anthony Morris making 39 and Ben Hudson hitting 30.
Andy Burrill then took 5-8 from a superb 12-over spell and was solidly supported by Neil Baker, who returned 3-17 as Moulton were bowled out for 35 in reply. Lovell top-scored for them with 15.
Billingborough 2nds were bowled out for 66 in their eight-wicket defeat at Orton Park 2nds, with Mark Pilgrim top-scoring with 19.
Spalding 2nds lost a decent contest with Heckington by three wickets despite a century from new signing Mitch Freeman.
The Australian made 102 and George Morris added 43 as Spalding were eventually bowled out for 225.
Barnaby Dring then took 4-54, but Heckington secured the win in the 32nd over thanks to an unbeaten half-century from Sam Elliott.
Spalding’s third team also lost out by seven wickets in their home Division Two match with Belton Park.
Will Gardner made 38 as Spalding were dismissed for 99 by Belton, who secured the win inside 26 overs despite Ben Sacker taking 2-12.
Long Sutton 2nds were 34-run winners against Orton Park 3rds after Daniel Plant hit 66 to help them towards a total of 175.
Steven Milnes then produced a sensational stint of 6-11 from eight overs as their Peterborough visitors were bowled out for 141.
Newly-promoted Long Sutton are off and running in Division Two of the Rutland League after a seven-wicket success at Ketton Sports on Sunday.
They had been beaten by three wickets in their opening match of the season last weekend against Werrington but bounced back on Sunday.
Charlie Crisp claimed four wickets as Ketton were bowled out for 89 on a tricky batting surface.
Josh Baker and Adam Whittaker had earlier bowled economical spells of 1-9 and 1-15 respectively for their six over stints.
Dan Oldfield then led the run chase with an unbeaten 43 and was well supported by Crisp who made 15 as Sutton secured a seven-wicket win.
Josh Smith and James Hook both hit unbeaten knocks as Market Deeping defeated Whittlesey by nine wickets in the same division.
Whittlesey had been bowled out for 176 after batting first with Josh Codd claiming 3-14 and Adam Muspratt taking 3-33 for Deeping.
Despite losing Connor Gillett for 28, Deeping took less than 20 overs to secure the win with Smith and Hook both unbeaten on 60 not out at the close.
Bourne were beaten by 57 runs in their Division Three opener at Huntingdon.
The hosts had made 173-7 with Yuvi Ranaut and Jai Manzur taking 2-17 and 2-27 respectively for Bourne.
They were then bowled out for 116 in their reply as Will Gardner top-scored with 37.