South Lincs and Border League cricket: Moulton Harrox power to cracking cup win

A strong showing with bat and ball saw Moulton Harrox beat Graves Park by four runs in a South Lincs and Border League cup cracker on Saturday.

Half-centuries from Joe Broomfield (57) and Andy Goodley (62 not out) steered Moulton to 229-5 from 40 overs at Harrox Field, while Jack Barnett (34) and Lance Bettinson (25) also scored well.

In reply, Maxwell Cusack (4-56) and Barnett (4-46) took four wickets apiece to dismiss Park for 225 in 38.1 overs.

Will Naylor (1-51) and Bettinson (1-15) also chipped in with big wickets late in the game.

Elsewhere, A fine 69-ball 74 from Chris Dring and figures of 5-35 from Chris Klompas couldn’t stop Spalding Town 2nd losing to Sleaford 2nd by 114 runs on Saturday.

The comprehensive reverse is Town’s first setback in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division this season.

Spalding won the toss and inserted hosts Sleaford into bat, but they filled their boots and smashed 251-7 from their 45 overs.

Number three Paul Roberts led the charge with an excellent 85, which included 13 fours.

Opener Dring hit a cracking ten fours and a six in his half-century, but only Cameron Roy (18) managed double figures in support as Town slumped to 137 all out in reply.

Roberts rounded off a fine all-round show for Sleaford with 6-20.

In Division One, Long Sutton remain top of the table after opponents Skegness 2nd conceded their scheduled clash.

It’s now three wins from as many games for Phil Barnes’ side.

Meanwhile, Pinchbeck’s Division Two opener at Heckington saw them suffer a 128-run defeat.

Having lost the toss, Pinchbeck did at least pick up five bowling points for dismissing their hosts for 190 in 43.3overs.

Nick Crook (3-50), James Langford (2-46), Andrew Beeston (2-26), Danny Jackson (2-25) and Tom Moxon (1-28) were their wicket-takers, while David Curran (46) was Heckington’s top scorer.

In reply, only skipper Jackson (19) managed double figures with the bat as Pinchbeck were bowled out for 62 in 22.5 overs.

They host Grantham 4th this Saturday (1pm), while Spalding 3rd host Long Sutton 2nd in the same division (also 1pm).

RESULTS

Premier Division: Billingborough 302-7 (Newman 140, Brown 59), Grantham 2nd 181 (Parmley 98); Sleaford 2nd 251-7 (Roberts 85, Klompas 5-35), Spalding 2nd 137 (Roberts 6-20); Skegness 199-9 (Brackley 83), Woodhall Spa 2nd 190-7; Bourne 235-4 (J Bentley 97, T Bentley 71), Stamford Town 239-4 (Bore 63, S Holland 52no); Freiston 236-7 (Moeed 90), Market Deeping 2nd 123.

Division One: Timberland 181-7 (Behan 65, Freeman 59no, Hilless 5-29), Baston 160 (Freeman 5-29); Boston 3rd 142-7, Claypole 144-3; Billingborough 2nd 62, Belton Park 63-4; Skegness 2nd conceded to Long Sutton.

Division Two: Heckington 190, Pinchbeck 62; Grantham 4th 180-6 (Hackney 57), Belton Park 2nd 164.

South Lincs & Border League Cup: Moulton Harrox 229-5 (Broomfield 57, Goodley 62no), Graves Park 225 (King 65).

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