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A ninth successive victory helped Spalding taste derby delight and close the gap at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table on Saturday.

Chris Dring's in-form side defeated Long Sutton by six wickets which moved them within seven points of league leaders Sleaford 2nds who were beaten at Woodhall Spa.

In a low scoring game at Moulton Seas End, Long Sutton were skittled out for 71 after being put into bat.

Josh Lawrence took 4-15 from a superb 5.3 over spell while Nilantha Atapattu, Will Naylor and Brandon Andrews all struck twice each.

Peter Cook (21) and Adam Wright (14) were the other Sutton batsmen to make double figures as both sides found runs in short supply.

Spalding were reduced to 3-2 in their reply as Josh Baker and Adam Whitaker collected a couple of early wickets.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328377)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328377)

Baker then took two in two balls in his third over to leave Spalding reeling on 12-4 as he finished with 3-19 from seven overs.

But Spalding negotiated the onslaught from the Sutton attack with Ollie Dring and Ethan Lawrence joining forces to see the title chasers home.

Dring was unbeaten on 51 at the close with Lawrence 10 not out to ensure Spalding's winning streak continued.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328379)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328379)

Bourne 2nds remain hot on Spalding's heels after a 66-run home success over their Boston counterparts.

A strong top order showing helped Bourne post 219-8 from their 45 overs with skipper Jon Howard hitting 75.

James Tickler made 33, Kurt Storey struck 36 while Tom Patchett made 42 before Boston were bowled out for 153 in their reply.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328381)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328381)

Patchett picked up 4-31 with Adam Hilless claiming 3-54 while Drew Kirtland-Blundell returned 2-27 in a fine all-round Bourne display.

Market Deeping 2nds went down to a narrow five-run away defeat at their Grantham counterparts.

After restricting Grantham to 156-9, Deeping were bowled out for 151 with just seven balls of their innings remaining.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328385)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328385)

Josh Carder, Matt Simpson and William Parker all picked up two wickets for Deeping with Dave Giillett then top-scoring with 64 in their reply.

Moulton Harrox were seven-wicket winners at bottom-of-the-table Belton Park after bowling out their hosts for 95.

Matt Rose returned 3-14 from five overs while Maxwell Cusack claimed 3-20 from 12 in a dominant display by the Moulton attack where Lawrence Rayner and Alex Baker also bagged a brace apiece.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328387)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328387)

Despite losing a couple of early wickets, Mike Kearns Snr showed his experience to help guide Harrox home with an unbeaten 12 before Rose took centre stage with a rapid 33 that secured the win in 32 overs.

The club's second string ensured a double winning Saturday for Harrox after they defeated Grantham 3rds by eight runs in Division One.

Harrox has been bowled out for 144 after batting first with opener Clive Bayston making 46 and Jamie Juckes hitting 38 before Grantham were bowled out for 136 in their reply.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328389)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328389)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328352)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328352)

Jed Humphries hit a century for Billingborough to help maintain their unbeaten run in Division One.

They defeated fourth-placed Orton Park by 180 runs to record their ninth victory of the season.

They made 247-6 after batting first with Humphries blasting 115 after Richard Wells hade made 36 and Robert Arnold 26.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328395)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328395)

Orton Park were then bowled out for 67 in their reply as Aaron Pullum picked up 3-31 from 12 overs before Arnold and Chris King swept through the rest of the order.

Arnold claimed 3-2 from three overs while King took 2-4 from just six deliveries.

Baston's batsmen were also in fine form as they sunk Spalding 2nds by 62 runs.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328397)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328397)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328348)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328348)

They made 249-9 from their 45 overs as Andy Keen top-scored with 49 while last man David Conlon cracked 38.

David Greenfield (37), Liam Davies (29), Chris Good (23) and skipper Ben Hudson (21) all contributed to the cause with Neo Timothy and Barnaby Dring taking two wickets each for Spalding.

Opener Mohammad Alam hit 76 in Spalding's reply while Michael Morris made 38 as the visitors were bowled out for 187.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328399)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328399)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328346)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328346)

Neil Baker took 3-50 from 10 overs while there was two wickets apiece for Conlon, Keen and Rowan Good.

Spalding 3rds went down by 57 runs in their home Division Two clash with Castor.

Castor had made 165-5 after batting first with Eddie Seymour the pick of the Spalding attack after taking 2-19 from nine overs.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328401)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328401)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328342)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328342)

Spalding were then restricted to 108-8 in their reply as opener Nigel Gardner carried his bat for an unbeaten 44.

Long Sutton 2nds lost by 76 runs at Newborough who made 238-3 after being put into bat.

Charlie Crisp claimed a couple of wickets, including that of Newborough opener Justin Marchant who made 102.

Sutton were then bowled out for 162 in their reply with Daniel Plant (41), Oliver Taylor (29) and Crisp (23) their chief contributors.

Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328407)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328407)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328409)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328409)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328434)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328434)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328436)
Action from Spalding's victory over Long Sutton on Saturday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (49328436)


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