Grimsby defeated

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Sleaford CC’s First XI, sponsored by Baker Plant Hire, retained their chances of finishing as runners-up in the ECB Premier League by getting the better of strugglers Grimsby on Saturday.

Obus Pienaar’s eighth league century of the season allowed them to post a total of 290 from their allotted overs.

In response, the home side could only manage 168 for the loss of eight wickets.

In the South Lincs Premier League, Sleaford sponsored by Darren Wilson, retained their chance of the league title with a comfortable victory against third placed Market Deeping.

Sleaford were indebted to Simon Godby and Kurt Colyn for their total of 226, whilst their opponents fell 44 runs short in reply.

On Sunday, Sleaford Academy, sponsored by Turnbulls, won the Lincoln Sunday League Cup final by an emphatic 139-run margin against opponents Fulbeck.

Batting first, Simon Godby’s second century of the weekend enabled his side to set an imposing target of 258 and Ben Hutson’s four wickets ensured victory for his side.