Washout halts Spalding Town’s title charge as Sleaford 2nd clash is abandoned

Rain hit Spalding Town’s South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title chances on Saturday as their huge clash at Sleaford 2nd was abandoned.

The day’s big game between leaders Town and second-placed Sleaford 2nd ended with Spalding having scored 197-7, Hafiz Majeed hitting 80 and Dan Milgate 57, before rain stopped play.

This gave the Spalding four points to Sleaford’s three, meaning Rob Ambrose’s now have a 39-point advantage ahead of their season finale against Stamford.

But, with two games in hand, Sleaford are still in with a chance of pipping them to the title.

No games were completed across the three divisions, although Moulton Harrox conceded against Heckington in Division One.


South Lincs & Border League

Premier Division: Belton Park 215-7 dec (Reynolds 62, M Law 69), Long Sutton 6-0; Woodhall Spa 2nd 93-6 v Bourne 2nd; Boston 2nd 124-3 v Billingborough; Grantham 2nd 114-8 v Market Deeping 2nd; Spalding 197-7 (Majeed 80, Milgate 57) v Sleaford 2nd (all games abandoned).

Division One: Freiston 166-2 (Paul 63, Moeed 63no), v Baston; Skegness 2nd 205-4 (Elsom 70, Nuttall 59) v Grantham 3rd; Timberland 53-0 v Spalding 2nd; Moulton Harrox conceded to Heckington (all games abandoned).

Division Two: Boston 3rd 49-6 v Graves Park; Pinchbeck 107-4 v Long Sutton 2nd (all games abandoned).

Lincs ECB Premier League

Results: Lindum 225-2 dec (Wright 94no), Grimsby Town 15-0; Grantham 128-5 (Powell 67no) v Market Deeping; Boston 199-7 (Sparke 69). Nettleham 15-0; Woodhall Spa 279-9 (Jayawardene 124) v Bourne; Louth 166-8, Bracebridge Heath 48-3; Sleaford 177 (Pienaar 58, Cuthbert 5-28)) v Skegness (all games abandoned).

Rutland League

Division Six: Newborough 2nd 104-5, Moulton Harrox 2nd 103; Ufford Park 2nd 146-8, Uffington 2nd 149-2.

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