Tite takes seven wickets to keep Billingborough in touch of Border League leaders

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South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division title challengers Billingborough remain hot on the heels of leaders Boston with a maximum points win against Moulton Harrox.

Boston retained their 12-point lead at the top of the league with a 10-wicket win over Spalding Seconds.

Bourne Seconds remain third after the tightest game of the day which saw just one run separate the teams.

Tom Dixon’s unbeaten century helped Woodhall Spa Seconds to 254 for nine and at the close of the Bourne innings, the visitors were just short on 253 for eight.

Martin Parmley recorded the day’s highest individual total with 150 not out for Grantham Seconds.

From 69 for two, Parmley and Matthew Wing (83 no) saw their side to 273 for two against Stamford Town who were bowled out for 115.

At Sleaford, Jack Wilson was run out on 49 as the home side were bowled out for 208, a total Lindum Ramblers were unable to match, finishing on 176 for nine.

And Belton Park went down by nine wickets to Long Sutton.

Scott Tite was the pick of the Premier Division bowlers with seven for 48 in Billingborough’s two wicket win over Moulton while Dave Newman hit an unbeaten 60 to take Boston to victory.

In Division One, Market Deeping Seconds remain undefeated and have built up a 32-point lead over Grantham Thirds.

Deeping bowled Cavaliers out for 58 then lost four wickets reaching their target while Will Abbott took five for 19 for Grantham in their seven wicket win over Billingborough Seconds.

Newly promoted Freiston moved into third, just four points behind Grantham, after making 163 against Boston Seconds, for whom Tim Bell claimed seven for 46 and Tom Poole took five catches behind the stumps.

Poole then went on to top score with 29 as Boston were all out for 125.

Lindum Thirds, promoted with Freiston, are also holding their own in the higher division, lying sixth after a four wicket win over Long Sutton Seconds for whom Rajan Sangha hit 64.

Results:

Premier Division: Sleaford 2nd 208, Lindum Ramblers 176-9; Belton Park 75, Long Sutton 76-1; Moulton Harrox 150 (Tite 7-48), Billingborough 151-8; Woodhall Spa 2nd 254-9 (Dixon 102no, Binns 5-27), Bourne 2nd 253-8; Spalding 2nd 120, Boston 121-0 (Newman 60no); Grantham 2nd 273-2 (Parmley 150no, M Wing 83no), Stamford Town 115.

Division One: Freiston 163 (Bell 7-46), Boston 2nd 125; Cavaliers 58, Market Deeping 59-4; Billingborough 2nd 91 (Abbott 5-19), Grantham 3rd 92-3; Long Sutton 2nd 160 (Sangha 64), Lindum 3rd 161-6.