Stamford Town CC and Baston suffer 10 wicket defeats in the South Lincs and Border League

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Rain forced the cancellation of three South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division games that involved the top four teams.

But Long Sutton scored a convincing 10 wicket victory over Stamford Town to move up into a position to challenge the leading pack while Belton Park won a tight game against Welby by just one wicket to go sixth, two points behind Long Sutton.

Paul Edgeller and Barry Stanway both took five wickets for Long Sutton as Stamford were bowled out for just 28 but Belton Park were left chasing 172 after Michael Gilbert had hit 85, Luke Pollard taking five for 32 for Belton.

In Division One, leaders Market Deeping 2nds were without a game but second placed Spalding 2nd failed to capitalise, going down to Grantham 2nd who hit 177 for five thanks to 76 from Matthew Wing and 66 from Josh Mihill.

Up and coming junior, 14 year old Mohammad Bhat then took three wickets for four runs on his debut for the team to help bowl Spalding out for 61.

Aaron Pullum took four wickets and Shane George three as Billingborough 2nd bowled Baston out for 30 and went on to win by 10 wickets but a much closer game at Heckington saw the home side fail by just 13 runs to reach Woodlands’ total of 135 despite an innings of 51 from Chris Morley.

Results:

Premier Division

Welby 172 (Gilbert 85, Pollard 5-32), Belton Park 173-9

Sleaford 2nd 211-5 (Godby 65), Woodhall Spa 2nd 105;

Stamford Town 28 (Edgeller 5-16, Stanway 5-9), Long Sutton 29-0;

Bourne 2nd v Grantham - abandoned

Moulton Harrox v Skegness 2nd – abandoned

Lindum Ramblers v Boston – abandoned

Division One

Baston 30, Billingborough 2nd 31-0;

Grantham 2nd 177-5 (Mihill 66, M Wing 76), Spalding 61;

Woodlands 135, Heckington 122 (Morley 51);

Long Sutton 2nd v Boston 2nd – abandoned

Cavaliers v Friskney – Friskney conceded