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Round-up of the weekend action in the Rutland League




Skipper Ethan Lawrence led by example as Spalding secured a superb win in Sunday's Rutland League clash at Ketton Sports.

Lawrence scored 112 as Spalding recorded a 92-run success to inflict the first defeat of the season on the Division Three leaders.

Spalding had made 196-6 from their 45 overs having recovered from the early losses of Ollie Dring and George Morris.

Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters
Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters

Jack Bowser (21) and Lawrence then joined forces to steer Spalding from 17-2 to 74-3 with a 57-run partnership.

After Bowser was run out, Jon Manton and Lawrence continued to add to the Spalding tally with a 59-run fourth wicket partnership.

Manton was trapped leg before for 25 but Lawrence then moved up another gear in a 56-run stand with Barnaby Dring who made seven.

Lawrence eventually fell with the Spalding score on 189 after hitting 12 fours and five sixes in a superb innings.

The skipper's exploits then proved to have taken the contest beyond Sports' reach as they were dismissed for 104 in their reply.

Neo Timothy claimed his first five-wicket haul as Spalding secured their second Sunday success of the season.

Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters
Action from Ketton Sports' clash with Spalding on Sunday. Photo: Alan Walters

Market Deeping moved off the foot of the Division One table after securing their maiden win of the season.

They defeated fellow strugglers March Town by nine wickets to leapfrog their visitors.

March had made 147-8 from a 36-over contest as Hayatullah Niazi and Josh Smith both took three wickets apiece for Deeping.

Smith (51) and Connor Gillett (57no) then led the charge to victory with a 96-run opening stand.

After Smith's departure, Joe Malton joined Gillett and hit an unbeaten 25 as Deeping triumphed inside 18 overs.

Long Sutton 2nds were put to the sword in their Division Four East match at Newborough who were emphatic 145-run winners.

They made 192-2 after batting first with Craig Milnes picking up a couple of a wickets for Long Sutton who were then shot out for 47 in their reply.



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