South Lincolnshire and Border League
SPALDING marched on at the top of South Lincolnshire & Border League Division One following their huge victory over Bourne 2nd.
The Kearns family had a good day as Spalding rattled up the day’s highest total of 286 for six, Mike Kearns snr falling just four short of a century while son Charlie took six wickets for 18 runs as Bourne were bowled out for just 38.
One player who did pass the 100 mark was Chris Morris of Sleaford in his side’s win over Woodhall Spa 2nd.
Defending champions Billingborough also failed to pick up maximum batting points after being bowled out by Moulton Harrox for 162. Moulton then made only 87, with David Gollop taking five for 19. For full report on this game see the back page.
In Division Two, Tim Dyer took five wickets for six runs to help Baston to a five wicket win over Heckington but Blankney, promoted with Baston, went down by five wickets to Welby.
Lindum Academy continued their good start to life in Division Three with a four wicket win over Pinchbeck while fellow newcomers Friskney beat Spalding 3rd by five wickets.
Spalding 286-6 (M Kearns snr 96, Whitworth 62), Bourne 2nd 38 (C Kearns 6-18); Billingborough 162 (Newman 62), Moulton Harrox 87 (Gollop 5-19); Market Deeping 2nd 76, Belton Park 77-1; Stamford Town 125-9, Lindum Ramblers 116; Skegness 2nd 229-5 (Hewitt 60no), Grantham 167; Woodhall Spa 2nd 181-4 Sleaford 2nd 183-2 (Morris 102)
Heckington 116 (Dyer 5-6), Baston 119-5; Spalding 2nd 128, Boston 2nd 132-2 (Tomlin 53no); Blankney 180, Welby 183-5 (Tickler 56, M Whatton 63); Stamford Town 2nd 221-9 (Holland 90no), Thomas Cook 144; Billingborough 2nd 109, Moulton Harrox Sun 112-3
Timberland 182 (Durward 69, Mickleburgh 60, Wilkinson 5-45), Burgh & District 135 (Blackmore 53no); Pinchbeck 128 (Jackson 57no), Lindum Academy 129-6; Grantham 2nd 189 (Imber 66no), Boston 3rd 195-6 (Barnett 67no); Spalding 3rd 177-9 (Morton 54), Friskney 179-5; North Luffenham v Claypole – North Luffenham conceded