Round-up of the cricket action in the South Lincs and Border and Rutland leagues
Mike Kearns senior and teenage age Harry Lovell were in superb form for Moulton Harrox 2nds as they defeated Ancaster by 15 runs in Saturday’s South Lincs and Border League Division One clash.
Kearns scored more than half of his side’s final total after making 73 as Harrox were dismissed for 129 before Ancaster suffered a spectacular collapse in their reply.
They looked to be cruising to victory after openers Anthony Richardson (63) and Miles Lewis (31) put on 79 runs for the first wicket.
But Ancaster then lost their next nine wickets for just 35 runs as Lovell swept through the home ranks.
The 15-year-old returned 8-18 from a terrific 10.5 overs that featured three maidens with Jamie Juckes also claiming a wicket.
Spalding 2nds are still looking for their maiden win of the Division One campaign after a narrow two-wicket loss against Grantham 3rds.
Matt Gill had top-scored with 38 as Spalding were dismissed for 101 after being put into bat.
Neo Timothy then took 4-24 and George Morris 2-22 as Grantham lost eight wickets in reaching their target with Graeme Davidge guiding them home with 51 not out.
Baston conceded their scheduled clash with Billingborough who remain unbeaten in third place.
Long Sutton 2nds secured their second win of the Division Two season after a 87-run home success over their Skegness counterparts.
They made 185-8 after being put into bat with James Wright leading their charge after making 43.
Jack Baker added 30, Andrew Wright contributed 27 and Craig Milnes 28 with Dhruv Vyas unbeaten on 18 at the close.
Skegness were dismissed for 98 in their reply as Ed Munson and Steven Milnes both took 3-11 for Sutton while Dan Plant returned 2-15.
Billingborough 2nds lost by two wickets at Heckington after being bowled out for 82.
Mark Simpson top-scored with 24 while Bill Sadler struck 19 before Heckington edged past the winning post in their reply thanks to a defiant late stand from Richard Tonge and Kevin Bristow.
The duo put on 29 runs for the penultimate wicket to secure the success after Simpson had taken 5-23 for Billingborough while Harry Lamb claimed 2-23.
In-form Spalding and Bourne 2nds continued their pursuit of South Lincs and Border League honours after extending their winning runs on Saturday.
The duo are now both in the top four of the Premier Division after an outstanding run of successes.
Spalding stretched their winning streak to six games with a narrow seven-run away success at Belton Park.
Chris Dring’s side made 162-8 from their 45 overs after being put into bat with Belton then closing on 155-7.
Ben Smith top-scored for Spalding with 49 not out while opener Jon Manton made 28.
After Belton had started well with a 91-run opening stand, Spalding quelled their hosts’ threat as Nilantha Atapattu took 2-24 from 12 overs while also claiming a couple of run outs in Park’s late push.
Bourne are now second after they defeated Long Sutton by five wickets in a low-scoring clash at the Abbey Lawn.
Dan Bandaranaike continued his fine run of form by taking 5-22 from nine overs as Long Sutton were skittled out for 84.
Adam Hilless and Ben Stroud also took two wickets apiece as only Ed Barnes (20) and last man Rob Simpson (11) reached double figures for the visitors.
Barry Stanway and Josh Baker both bagged a brace of wickets each in the Bourne reply but the hosts passed their required target inside 27 overs.
Stroud top-scored with 29 while Freddie Arlott was unbeaten at the close on 18 as Bourne claimed a fifth successive league win.
Market Deeping 2nds were unable to halt the charge of league leaders Sleaford 2nds who stormed to an emphatic 194-run win.
The hosts made 268-5 from their 45 overs with Tom Willoughby hitting 84 while Karl Green grabbed a couple of wickets for Deeping who were then shot out for 74 in their reply.
Matt Mills made 15 with openers Ryan Bainborough (11) and Nilesh Patel (11) the only other players to reach double figures as Willoughby continued to wreak havoc by taking 4-8 from eight overs with Giles Goddard providing superb support with 4-31.
Moulton Harrox remain just above the two relegation places after a six-wicket home defeat against Freiston.
Moulton made 154-7 after batting first with Matt Barnett top-scoring with 43 while opener Chris Beale added 27 and Alin Carter 20.
Steve Coles, Henry Lavery and Maxwell Cusack all collected wickets in Freiston’s reply, but the visitors triumphed with two-and-a-half overs to spare.
Spalding knocked Long Sutton off top spot in Division Three of the Rutland League after a derby victory on Sunday.
They ran out 69-run winners in the clash at Moulton Seas End to secure their maiden Sunday success of the season.
Spalding had been put into bat and lost several early wickets before Jon Manton (34) and Matt Gill (28) led their recovery.
Harry De Camps then hit an unbeaten 31 not out as Spalding closed their 45 overs on 152-8.
Josh Baker, Adam Whitaker and Jake Burton all took two wickets each for Long Sutton while Joe Whitaker and Charlie Crisp claimed one apiece.
Sutton also found runs in short supply early in their innings as Josh Lawrence and Brandon Andrews opened the Spalding attack strongly.
Lawrence took 2-13 from seven overs with Andrews returning 1-12 from a similar spell which featured three maidens.
De Camps then took charge with a fantastic five-over burst of 4-7 which, with Will Naylor returning 2-10, saw Sutton dismissed for 83.
Burton was the top scorer for the visitors with 19 while Ed Barnes and Adam Whitaker both made 14.
Bourne remain rooted to the foot of the Division Two table after a 57-run away reversal at Huntingdon on Sunday.
They had dismissed their hosts for 115 inside 25 overs with Rowan Good, James Cornwell and Joe Watson all taking two wickets each.
However, Bourne could only muster 58 in their reply with Stan Watson (15) and Brandon Diplock (13) the only batsmen to make double figures.
Market Deeping 2nds edged out Moulton Harrox by just four runs in a close Division Four East contest.
Deeping had batted first and made 157-7 from their 40 overs with opener Andy Plowright making 60 and Sam Jackson adding 28.
Cameron Fox took 3-31 and Tom Richardson-Woodward 3-30 for Harrox who then closed their innings on 153-9.
Tom Coley top-scored with 29 for Harrox while Mike Kearns snr and Lewis Doughty both made 22. Joe Pearson and Freddie Morris took two wickets each for Deeping.
The final of the Stamford Charity Cup on Monday night between Bourne and Burghley Park was called off due to the wet weather.
It will now be played this coming Monday (July 5) with a 6pm start at Market Deeping.
The SM Cricket UK Stamford Shield final between Peterborough Town and Market Deeping will be held on Monday, July 12, at 6pm at Stamford Town
At both finals there will be a collection for Sue Ryder, Thorpe Road, Peterborough.