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



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Long Sutton missed the chance to close the gap on South Lincs and Border League leaders Newborough after losing a low-scoring Premier Division clash on Saturday.

The table-toppers skittled Sutton out for 61 as they edged their way to a three-wicket win to maintain pole position.

Dan Oldfield top-scored for the visitors with 20, as Harry Richardson claimed 4-11 from eight overs for Newborough.

Harry Barnett batting for Moulton Harrox against Freiston on Saturday
Harry Barnett batting for Moulton Harrox against Freiston on Saturday

Barry Stanway took 4-36 and Adam Whitaker claimed 3-19 as Sutton made Newborough work for their win, before Greg Rowland steered the hosts home with an unbeaten 25.

The defeat saw Sutton drop two places down to fifth, with Bourne 2nds moving above them after an 85-run win at Woodhall Spa.

The experienced David Christmas cracked 77 and Kurt Storey added 58 after opener Ben Woodward had made 27 in Bourne’s 248 all out.

Moulton Harrox opener Chris Beale is bowled by Freiston’s Daniel Lumley for 19 in Saturday’s South Lincs and Border League Premier Division match at Broad Lane Photos: Chris Lowndes
Moulton Harrox opener Chris Beale is bowled by Freiston’s Daniel Lumley for 19 in Saturday’s South Lincs and Border League Premier Division match at Broad Lane Photos: Chris Lowndes

Tom Patchett then took 3-29 from 9.2 overs as Woodhall were bowled out for 163 in their reply.

Adam Hilless (2-36) and Woodward (2-27) provided solid support to move Bourne up into fourth spot.

Boston are third after a narrow five-run away win at Billingborough, whose reply fell just short after bowling out their visitors for 140.

Rob Arnold and Aaron Pullum both took four wickets apiece for Billingborough, who were then dismissed for 135 despite opener Shaun Brown carrying his bat for an unbeaten 75.

Former Spalding player Dan Milgate took 6-31 for Boston as Billingborough lost a flurry of quick-fire wickets.

Billingborough remain bottom of the table, just behind Moulton Harrox - who were beaten by five wickets against Freiston at Broad Lane.

Harry Barnett sets off for a run on Saturday
Harry Barnett sets off for a run on Saturday

Harrox had been bowled out for 109 after batting first, with Alin Carter their top scorer after making 38.

Stephen Coles and Thuva Murali both took two wickets in the Freiston reply, but the visitors triumphed after 32 overs.

A five-wicket haul from Adam Muspratt helped Market Deeping 2nds to victory against Heckington.

Muspratt took 5-29 from 8.2 overs, while Javad Ghani grabbed 3-47 as Heckington were bowled out for 200.

Ghani then led the victory charge by top-scoring with 70, while skipper Dave Gillett made 37 and William Parker was unbeaten on 21 at the close as Deeping secured a four-wicket win in the 41st over.

Moulton Harrox 2nds continue to set the pace in Division One of the South Lincs and Border League after recording their sixth victory of the season on Saturday.

They defeated Heckington 2nds by five wickets to maintain a seven-point advantage at the top from second-placed Newborough.

They bowled out Saturday's hosts for 131 as Harry Lovell took 4-31 from 12 overs which included four maidens.

Simon Juckes and Danny Jackson both bagged braces for Harrox whose reply was led by opener Mark Ramsden.

The Moulton skipper made an unbeaten 65 not out while Lovell completed a fine all-round performance by making 29 as Harrox secured the win in the 43rd over.

Billingborough 2nds were beaten by 81 runs against their Boston counterparts.

They had bowled Boston out for 218 with Murray Turner taking 3-20 from a quick-fire three over spell.

Bill Sadler struck 65 in the Billingborough reply while Mick Stanley added 25 and Christy Turner made 21 as the visitors were bowled out for 137.

Baston went down by 59 runs in their visit to Grantham 3rds who made 223-6 after batting first.

John Lamin took 3-30 for Baston who were then restricted to 164-9 in their reply with Ben Hudson (39) and Anthony Morris (29) enjoying a half-century opening partnership.

Spalding 2nds remain bottom of the table after a 140-run reversal at Orton Park.

The Peterborough side made 212-5 after batting first with Paul Foreman taking 3-37 from nine overs for Spalding.

The visitors were then bowled out for 72 with Jack Sawyer (13), Waqas Malik (11) and Foreman (11) the only players to make double figures as Matt Mitchell took 4-21 from 12 overs for Orton.

Long Sutton 2nds are in second spot in Division Two after a three-wicket home win against Belton Park on Saturday.

A superb six-wicket haul from Ed Munson helped bowl out their visitors for 74 after they had been put into bat.

Munson took 6-34 while Aaron John claimed 2-13 for Sutton who lost seven wickets in their reply.

Dinesh Elangovan helped secure their success with a top score of 36 as they triumphed in the 17th over.

Sutton are five points clear behind league leaders Skegness 2nds who stormed to an emphatic 230-run win against Spalding 3rds.

The seasiders racked up 313-7 after batting first with Will Gardner taking 3-32 for Spalding who were dismissed for 83 in their reply.

Gardner top-scored with 28 as Andrew Cammish claimed 6-16 from 10.1 overs for the victorious hosts.



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