Billingborough joint top of South Lincs & Border League

Long Sutton Cricket Club, Paradise Field - action v Billingborough'Sutton bat,  Aaron Pullum bowls far end, Shane George this end'Phil Barnes bats ANL-150426-092805001

Long Sutton Cricket Club, Paradise Field - action v Billingborough'Sutton bat, Aaron Pullum bowls far end, Shane George this end'Phil Barnes bats ANL-150426-092805001

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After two weeks of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division season, old rivals Boston and Billingborough share top place in the table.

Scott Elleray took five wickets for Boston in their eight wicket won over newly promoted Grantham 2nd while Billingborough beat Long Sutton by just two wickets.

An even closer game at Stamford saw Moulton Harrox claim a slender one wicket victory. Moulton were left chasing just 125 but having reached 82 for three, lost their next five wickets for just nine runs. The ninth fell on 102 but John Barnett and James Cornwell saw their side home, Philip Holland taking five wickets for Stamford.

In a higher scoring game at Bourne, the home side finished on 228 for four, Jon Howard hitting 54 and Robert Dunn an unbeaten 71. But Bourne were unable to make it a 20 pointer as Sleaford dug in to make 197 for eight.

Market Deeping 2nd are top of Division One with the maximum 40 points with Long Sutton 2nd close behind on 37.

Deeping scored an eight wicket win over Skegness 2nd, Jackson Andrews taking six for 44 and John McDougall making 73 not out, while Ajay Jinah took five for 36 for Long Sutton who bowled Billingborough out for 120 and went on to win by nine wickets.

Premier Division

Grantham 2nd 113 (Elleray 5-30), Boston 114-2;

Bourne 2nd 228-4 (Howard 54, Dunn 72no), Sleaford 2nd 197-8;

Stamford 125, Moulton Harrox 126-9 (Holland 5-43);

Long Sutton 148, Billingborough 150-8;

Lindum Ramblers 198-7 (Taylor 64), Spalding 199-7 (Dring 50, Noble 68no);

Woodhall Spa 212-7 dec (King 51no), Belton Park 93-3 – abandoned

Division One

Billingborough 2nd 120 (Jinah 5-36), Long Sutton 2nd 121-1;

Boston 2nd 155 (Lawson 65, Memon 5-26), Lindum 3rd 79;

Cavaliers 185 (Matta 83, Abbott 5-50), Grantham 3rd 143-8 (Hall 64);

Skegness 2nd 140 (J Andrews 6-44), Market Deeping 2nd 142-2 (McDougall 73no);

Welby 121, Woodlands 79;

Freiston 172 (Ellis 5-45), Heckington 85;

Division Two

Pinchbeck 250-6 (Crook 95, Smith 91), Timberland 207-9 (Lowth 64);

Spalding 3rd 145-7, Grantham 4th 136-9 (Langsford 57);

Claypole 148, Boston 3rd 90 (Endley 5-16);

Baston v Belton Park 2nd – Belton Park conceded