South lincs and Border League


Boston CC recorded their third win in succession in the South Lincolnshire & Border League to stay top of the table, 10 points above Grantham and 12 up on Bourne Seconds.

Andy Hewitt took five Belton Park wickets for 19 runs in Boston’s four wicket victory while for Grantham against Stamford Town, Stuart Mudie and Gareth Bennett both made half centuries and Simon Oakes took five wickets.

Simon Godby’s 80 helped Sleaford Seconds to 202-7 but 72 from Robert Dunn saw Bourne Seconds to a five-wicket win.

There were victories too for Lindum Ramblers over Skegness and Long Sutton, who beat Moulton Harrox by three wickets.

Market Deeping 2nd lead Division Two with maximum points from all three games following their victory over Boston 2nd.

Spalding Seconds’ 37 run win over Cavaliers puts them second in the table while Long Sutton Seconds lie third after the closest game of the day at Heckington.

Batting first, the visitors made 208-6, but Heckington re-discovered their start-of-season batting form and made inroads into their target and when the overs ran out were only nine runs short with one wicket still in hand.

Grantham Seconds came out on top by three wickets against Friskney, both teams newly promoted for 2014, while Vidit Matta put in a man of the match performance, hitting 71 runs for Woodlands then taking five for 28 to help his side to victory over Baston.

In Division Two, a hat trick from James Langford set Pinchbeck on the road to victory, leaving Claypole 23 for three, only opener Matt Ragless surviving.

Ragless went on to make 54 and batsmen dug in lower down the order but the final wicket fell on 135, a total Pinchbeck overtook for the loss of six wickets.

Freiston scored a nine wicket win over Burgh & District while Lindum Thirds beat Timberland.