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Round-up of Saturday's cricket action in the South Lincs and Border League




A seventh successive victory saw Spalding move into second spot in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table on Saturday.

They defeated early season pacesetters Skegness by two wickets at Moulton Seas End to maintain their superb run of form.

Skegness had batted first and made 183-7 from their 45 overs with Jamie Epton hitting a cracking century for the visitors after finishing unbeaten on 105 not out.

Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863860)
Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863860)

Nilantha Atapattu was the pick of the Spalding bowling attack with 3-27 from 12 overs while Joe Broomfield bagged 2-37 from 11 with Brandon Andrews and Josh Lawrence claiming one apiece.

Skipper Chris Dring then remained defiant to hit a half-century in Spalding's reply as wickets tumbled around him.

The hosts were 71-6 at one point before Ben Smith, Lawrence and Broomfield rallied in the latter stages of the innings.

Lawrence led the charge by blasting seven fours and a six in an unbeaten 60 while Smith's 20 and Broomfield's 24 helped Spalding secure the win in the final over.

Bourne 2nds saw their five-match winning streak in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division ended on Saturday.

They went down to a six-wicket reversal at a strengthened Woodhall Spa 2nds who claimed their first league victory of the season.

Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863864)
Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863864)

Bourne had made 190-9 from their 45 overs after being put into bat with opener Ben Woodward making 63.

Tom Patchett added 39 with Ben Stroud (20) and Kurt Storey (24) also contributing to the Bourne cause.

First team regulars Oliver Caswell and Matthew Sargeant then led the Spa bid to victory with 68 and 59 not out respectively.

Freddie Arlott claimed three wickets for Bourne who are now in third spot behind league leaders Sleaford 2nds and Spalding.

Honours finished even in a close contest between Long Sutton and Moulton Harrox who tied their match.

Market Deeping 2nds went down to a 29-run defeat at Freiston who had made 234 before restricting their visitors to 205-9.

Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863856)
Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863856)

Billingborough are still unbeaten in Division One after an emphatic 10-wicket win over Grantham 3rds.

They bowled out their hosts for 74 as Stuart Gollop took 3-21 while Aaron Pullum and Dave Newman both bagged a brace of wickets for Billingborough.

Newman then hit an unbeaten 41 to steer his side home along with Richard Wells who was 28 not out at the close.

Baston were bowled out for just 47 in their seven-wicket away defeat at Boston 3rds.

Rowan Good top-scored with 10 not out before Andy Burrill claimed 2-12 as Boston triumphed inside 15 overs.

Spalding 3rds took the derby day spoils in Division Two as they defeated Long Sutton 2nds by 70 runs.

Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863879)
Action from Spalding 3rds' victory over Long Sutton 2nds on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (48863879)

The home side had made 181-2 from their 35 overs with Barnaby Dring and Will Gardner both making unbeaten half-centuries.

Gardner finished on 55 not out while Dring was undefeated on 51 after opener Kevin Babu had made 45.

Long Sutton were then restricted to 111-7 in their reply with opener Jeremy Smith top-scored with 31.

Spalding shared the wickets among seven bowlers with Dring, Neo Timothy, George Morris, Sophie Smith, Jack Bowser, Gardner and Babu all taking one apiece.



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