Dan delivers big score in cricket league

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The highest-scoring game of the South Lincolnshire and Border League was at Sleaford, where Skegness 2nd were the visitors.

The home side made 237 for six, Simon Godby hitting 80 and Jacob Smith an unbeaten 70. Dan Nuttall then made 108 not out to take Skegness to a seven-wicket win.

Former Woodhall and Skegness player Dan Milgate made a return to Lincolnshire cricket to help Friskney to a win over Long Sutton 2nd. Milgate hit 68 and took five for 12 to take his side one point above Baston at the bottom of the table.

Lindum 3rd and Freiston have now opened up a sizeable gap at the top of Division Two, the Lincoln side leading the table by just six points.

Both sides were victorious at the weekend Lindum beating third placed Claypole and Freiston making 246 for eight - Richard Paul with 80 not out - against Spalding 3rd who were bowled out for 132.

Just one run separated Boston and Grantham as the top of the table clash between the South Lincolnshire and Border League championship contenders lived up to expectations.

Batting first, Grantham finished their 45 overs on 191 for five, Stuart Mudie with 71 and Josh Mihill 61. Boston then made slow but steady progress towards their target and were left needing 10 to win off the final over during which Tom Baxter, who had hit 49, was bowled by Simon Oakes.

And despite the efforts of Luke Gilding and new batsman Scott Elleray – who had earlier taken three wickets – the end of the game saw Boston on 190 for six. Grantham now have a slender five-point lead at the top.

Two players were out in the 90s when Long Sutton 2nd visited Lindum Ramblers. Chris Booth hit 93 of Sutton’s 182 for six and Grant Watkins replied with 95 for Ramblers in their three-wicket victory.

And two bowlers took five wickets in the Woodhall Spa v Moulton Harrox game – Tom Dixon five 38 for Woodhall who were left chasing Moulton’s 197 for eight and Max Cusack with five for 17 to help bowl Woodhall out for 78.

Billinborough 2nd and Spalding 2nd continue to battle for the Division One title, with Billingborough now one point ahead with a game in hand despite going down to Heckington.

Grantham 2nd, Market Deeping 2nd and Boston 2nd are also within sight of the top two.