Tim’s ton steers Spalding Town 2nd to a healthy 39-point advantage at the top

A century from Tim Norris fired Spalding Town 2nd 39 points clear at the top of South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday as they dispatched Baston by 57 runs.

Opener Norris made 107 in Town’s 230-6 at the Memorial Field, with Hafiz Majeed adding 45 and Matt Gill also chipping in with 34.

Liam Davies (55) and James Tickler (43) scored well in Baston’s reply, which closed on 173-8 to leave Spalding a little frustrated that they couldn’t take maximum bowling points.

Still, Majeed (4-17), Jamie Juckes (3-48) and Matt Sharpe (1-36) all took wickets to give Town a healthy 19-point haul.

They’ve now won all eight of the games they’ve contested this season, with the other two abandoned.

With Spalding Town without a game in the Premier Division, they saw Sleaford 2nd cut their lead to 22 points.

Meanwhile, fellow top tier outfit Long Sutton were handed a 98-run defeat by Bourne 2nd at Paradise Field.

Rob Simpson (4-37) and Jake Burton (4-35) starred as the visitors were dismissed for 140 batting first, with Tom Bentley (34) top scoring.

However, Sutton’s reply never really got going and they were all out for 42.

No player managed double figures, with Bentley claiming 6-20.

Down in Division Two, both Pinchbeck and Long Sutton 2nd suffered defeats.

Danny Jackson starred for Pinchbeck, making 93 (including 17 fours) to help his side post 134 at Belton Park 2nd.

That almost proved to be enough, as Nick Crook took 5-20 to halt the home reply before they edged to 135-7 in 44.3 overs to seal a three-wicket win.

Sutton 2nd were bowled out for 57 at table-toppers Claypole, with only opener Andrew Wright (12) making double figures.

Andy Shaw snared two wickets for Sutton as they tried to defend the impossible, but Claypole reached 58-3 in the 12th over.

South Lincs & Border League

Premier Division: Belton Park 89, Market Deeping 2nd 92-4; Grantham 2nd 123. Boston 2nd 93; Bourne 2nd 140, Long Sutton 42 (T Bentley 6-20); Billingborough 166-9, Sleaford 2nd 167-7 (Hollingworth 66, Goodwin 5-44); Stamford Town 149-8 (B Bennett 62no), Woodhall Spa 2nd 17-2 – match abandoned, rain.

Division One: Skegness 2nd 121-8, Heckington 102; Spalding 2nd 230-6 (Norris 107), Baston 173-8 (Davies 55).

Division Two: Burgh & District 117, Grantham 4th 116 (Wilkinson 5-15); Pinchbeck 134 (Jackson 93, Halliwell 5-24), Belton Park 2nd 135-7 (N Crook 5-20); Long Sutton 2nd 57 (Revill 5-15), Claypole 58-3.

Lincs ECB Premier Division

Results: Woodhall Spa 160-6 (Jayawardene 78), Lindum 161-3 (Wright 78no); Bourne 164 (Critchell 5-51), Louth 166-5; Skegness 112 (Perera 7-39), Bracebridge Heath 114-1; Grimsby Town 170 (Crossley 61), Nettleham 171-7 (Bridgens 66); Boston 186-9 (Freeman 5-52), Grantham 170-5 (Freeman 90no) – match abandoned, rain; Sleaford 269-4 (Pienaar 156, Wilson 55), Market Deeping 145-6 – match abandoned, rain.

Rutland League

Division Three: S & L Corby 162-9, Bretton 163-4; Werrington 297-6, East Carlton 134.

Division Six: Newborough 2nd 131-7, Uffington 158-9; Whittlesey 2nd conceded against Spalding.


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