Abandoned games costly

South Lincolnshire and Border League

BILLINGBOROUGH completed their division one season with an easy 10-wicket victory over relegated Market Deeping.

Deeping were bowled out for 78, giving the defending champions the easiest of tasks to knock off the required runs, scoring 81 without loss in just seven overs.

Newman finished on 46 not out off 24 balls, to end the season with a batting average of just over 80. Geordie Scott took his total of runs for the season to 900 (at an average of 75) with his undefeated 35.

Scott also took 3-13 to finish the season on 47 wickets. Scott has won the league’s bowling and batting award for the 2012 season, with a top score of 156.

Newman finished second in the batting awards with 722 runs at an average of 80.22, with a high score of 158*.

David Gollop also had an outstanding season with both bat and ball, taking 32 wickets and averaging just over 47 with the bat.

Disappointingly for Billingborough they had to settle for second place this year, with Spalding clinching the division one title in a rain affected season in which Billingborough had seven games abandoned to Spalding’s five.

l Sleaford 2nd’s game against Bourne 2nd at London Road brought two centuries.

Rob Bentley made an unbeaten 130 in Bourne’s 264 for four, while Simon Godby hit 100 for the home side who were all out for 204.

Welby now lead Division Two by a massive 61 points with one game to play.

Michael Whatton was out on 99 as Welby made 263 before bowling Spalding 2nd out for 154.

At the foot of the table, Cavaliers came within four runs of moving off the bottom but just failed to reach Billingborough 2nd’s total of 166.

Will Charlesworth turned in an outstanding bowling performance for Heckington, with figures of eight for 37 to help his side beat Thomas Cook by 76 runs. He became the third player with an eight wicket haul this season.

Division One

Bourne 2nd 264-4 (R Bentley 130no), Sleaford 2nd 204 (Godby 100); Lindum Ramblers 147 (Waller 52), Moulton Harrox 120; Market Deeping 2nd 78, Billingborough 81-1; Stamford Town 144 (Parker 5-41), Grantham 79; Skegness 2nd 187-7 (Brackley 100), Belton Park 183-9 (Moore 60); Spalding 274-8 (T Norris 91, M Kearns jnr 77), Woodhall Spa 2nd 194-9 (Wells 59)

Division Two

Blankney 86, Stamford Town 2nd 73; Welby 263 (Bradbury 56, M Whatton 99), Spalding 2nd 154; Billingborough 2nd 166, Cavaliers 162; Heckington 181-7, Thomas Cook 105 (Charlesworth 8-37); Boston 212-7 (T Baxter 130no), Moulton Harrox 30

Division Three

Pinchbeck 80, Friskney 81-6; Claypole 226-4 (Ryder 51, Attewell 63, Sullivan 55), Lindum 3rd 174 (Ryder 6-51); Welby 2nd 134-6, Boston 3rd 135-5; Burgh & District 125 (Clarke 5-16), Spalding 3rd 68 (R Underwood 5-16)