Majestic Majeed inspires Spalding Town to maximum points as Barnetts blast 214 partnership for Harrox

A virtuoso all-round display from Hafiz Majeed helped Spalding Town extend their lead at the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division to 20 points on Saturday.

Town (100-4) collected a maximum 20-point after beating Sleaford 2nd (98) by six wickets at the Memorial Field, with Pakistan ace Majeed taking 5-25 with the ball and making an unbeaten 60 with the bat.

It’s now six wins on the bounce from Rob Ambrose’s side.

Elsewhere in the top tier, out-of-sorts Long Sutton 1st slipped to their third successive Premier Division defeat.

It was basement boys Belton Park who did the damage this week, sentencing Sutton to a 70-run beating.

Dan Oldfield’s 5-38 helped bowl out Belton for 185, but Sutton could only manage 115 in reply.

In Division One, Matthew and Jack Barnett shared an incredible unbeaten stand of 214 to fire Moulton Harrox to a ten-wicket win over Welby Cavaliers.

Harrox looked to be up against it when Welby posted a competitive 212-7 at Harrox Field. But that score was absolutely blown away by the Barnett boys, with Matthew notching an incredible 115 not out and Jack blasting a stellar unbeaten 91.

Harrox are 43 points behind leaders Spalding Town 2nd after they made it seven wins out of seven against second-placed Freiston.

Skipper Mike Kearns saluted swing bowler Jamie Juckes as he helped  Town 2nd extend their winning run and move 31 points ahead of their opponents.

Juckes recorded figures of 6-15 – including three wickets in four balls – to help dismiss hosts Freiston for just 55 in reply to Town’s 126 batting first.

Down in Division Two, Pinchbeck climbed back into the top four with a hard-fought derby win over Spalding 3rd .

Having limited Town’s youthful 3rd team to 151-7 batting first at the Memorial Field, Pinchbeck (152-8) got over the line in the 43rd over with just two wickets to spare.

Plenty more cricket in Thursday’s Spalding and South Holland Voice.


South Lincs and Border League

Premier Division: Bourne 2nd 273-8 (Greenfield 92, Wheelcock 62, Cooke 5-67) Woodhall Spa 2nd 204; Boston 2nd 142, Billingborough 125 (B Troops 7-15); Market Deeping 2nd 226-3 (Witt 67), Grantham 2nd 164-6 (J Fell 59no); Sleaford 2nd 98 (Majeed 5-25), Spalding 99-4 (Majeed 60no); Belton Park 185 (Oldfield 5-38), Long Sutton 115.

Division One: Timberland 278-2 (D Garfoot 101, Behan 73no, Lowth 72no) Baston 130-8 (Askin 5-25); Spalding 2nd 126 (S Juckes 53), Freiston 55 (J Juckes 6-15); Welby Cavaliers 212-7 (Dale 50), Moulton Harrox 214-0 (M Barnett 115no, J Barnett 91no); Skegness 2nd 320-8, Billingborough 2nd 141; Grantham 3rd v Heckington – cancelled, waterlogged pitch.

Division Two: Spalding 3rd 151-7, Pinchbeck 152-8; Claypole v Grantham 4th – cancelled, waterlogged pitch; Burgh & District v Long Sutton 2nd – cancelled, waterlogged pitch.

Lincs ECB Premier Division

Results: Boston 229-8 (Cheer 58), Nettleham 223 (Manby 93. Hickingbotham 80); Grantham 99 (Peacock 6-41), Market Deeping 102-7; Bourne 147 (Irving 6-33), Woodhall Spa 148-6; Grimsby 97 (Miller 6-25) Lindum 98-6; Sleaford 260-6 (Pienaar 137), Skegness 186-9 (Goacher 6-50); Bracebridge Heath 217-8, Louth 107-4 – abandoned, rain.

Rutland League (Sunday)

Division Three: Burghley Park 142, Weldon 242-4.

Division Six: Hampton 2nd 249, Long Sutton 254-5; Huntingdon & Dis 163, Whittlesey 179-9; Moulton Harrox 2nd 243-2, Newborough 2nd 168-9; Spalding 209-8, Orton Park 132; Uffington 2nd 252-5, Ufford Park 2nd 133-7.

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