South Lincs and Border Cricket league

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Just one game remains in the South Lincolnshire and Border League’s 2014 season when Division Two’s Burgh & District take on Belton Park 2nd next weekend.

In the Premier Division Welby finished on a high note with a four wicket win over Long Sutton but were unable to overhaul Stamford Town to lift themselves out of the bottom two.

But Moulton Harrox made it into the top six after a poor start to the season with a five wicket win over Sleaford 2nd.

The Division One championship went right to the wire with Grantham 2nd emulating their first team to finish top with Spalding 2nd 15 points behind in second place.

Danny Bates ended his season with a flourish, hitting an unbeaten 113 in Grantham’s victory over Woodlands but Simon Jukes missed out on his century, falling for 93 in Spalding’s game against Long Sutton which had to be abandoned because of bad light with a handful of overs remaining.

Chris King made the highest total of the day with 176 not out and Shane George took six wickets as Billingborough 2nd beat Baston to finish third in the division.

Lindum 3rd secured the Division Two title with a win over Belton Park 2nd, with Freiston taking second place despite going down to Boston 3rd. Four bowlers claimed five wicket hauls in this division, Zakir Gatta of Freiston, Boston 3rd’s Steve Appleyard, Carl Lamming of Pinchbeck and Tony Beardsley whose five for 30 helped Burgh & District to a victory that kept them out of the bottom two.

Premier Division - Sleaford 2nd 241 (Hibbert 56), Moulton Harrox 244-5 (Broomfield 61); Long Sutton 160, Welby 161-6 (Whatton 53, Tickler 52).

Division One - Cavaliers 279 (Taylor 95), Friskney 161 (Griffiths 71);

Grantham 2nd 221-7 (Bates 113no), Woodlands 46; Billingborough 2nd 316-4 (King 176no, Stanley 86), Baston 51 (George 6-21); Spalding 2nd 244-2 (Jukes 93, Norris 57, M Kearns snr 79no), Long Sutton 2nd 120-8 – abandoned, bad light.

Division Two - Grantham 3rd 133, Claypole 137-7; Boston 3rd 166-9 (Azim 54, Gatta 5-20), Freiston 98 (Appleyard 5-30); Burgh & District 158 (Underwood 54, Lammin 5-43), Pinchbeck 137 (Smith 76, Beardsley 5-30); Belton Park 2nd 81, Lindum 3rd 82-5.