Unbeaten 108 partnership ensures that Stamford sink Long Sutton

Long Sutton 1st were second best on Saturday as Stamford handed them only their second defeat of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season.

Sutton skipper Phil Barnes won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first on what was a good, hard track.

Stamford made a good start and saw off both opening bowlers without looking in much trouble.

However, the introduction of Dan Oldfield (2-49) soon slowed things down with wickets in successive overs to remove opening pair Gary Peck (15) and Bryan Bennett (15).

Rob Simpson (3-53) came back into the attack and took three wickets, while Jake Burton (1-34) kept things tight at the other end.

With their rivals toiling at 98-6, Sutton looked well on top, but Stamford had other ideas. An unbeaten partnership of 108 from Simon Prentice (31 no) and James Ferrow (74 no) propelled them to 206-8 and gave them the momentum going into the second innings.

Sutton made a poor start to their reply, losing Barnes (0) and Joe Broomfield (1) early on.

Jamie Taylor and Chris Booth both made 32 as they looked to get Sutton back on track, but they tried one shot too many and both were dismissed in quick succession.

Adam Wright (20) looked comfortable at the crease until he skied one and was well caught – and the wickets continued to fall. Simpson (26) produced a late assault, but it was to no avail as Sutton were all out for 137 with Ben Peck taking 5-22.

Next up for Sutton is a tough home test against unbeaten Market Deeping 2nd on Saturday (1.30pm).

  • Pinchbeck (141-4) picked up maximum points in SLBL Division Two as they beat Long Sutton 2nd (138) by six wickets at Paradise Field on Saturday.

Luke Barnes (33) top scored for Sutton, with Nick Crook (4-33) the pick of the Pinchbeck bowlers.

Crook then chipped in with 39 in the Pinchbeck run chase, while Glen Hammond (33) and skipper Danny Jackson (22) also contributed well as they eased home.

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