South Lincolnshire and Border League
DEFENDING champions Billingborough have not given up the fight to retain their title and closed the gap on leaders Spalding in the South Lincolnshire & Border League Division One with an easy victory against Woodhall Spa 2nd.
Geordie Scott and Dave Newman piled on the runs for Billingborough, who posted a score of 327-5. Scott went on to make 141, to take his total for the season to 865, while Newman fell two short of his century on 98. The pair shared an opening stand of 259.
Woodhall were dismissed for 181, giving Billingborough a 146-run win and 20 points.
Spalding scraped home by eight runs in their game against Skegness 2nd, but only picked up 17 points to allow Billingborough a little nearer.
Stamford defeated Sleaford 2nd after making 278 for six, with Chappelll, Williams and Bennett all making half centuries. Sleaford 2nd were then bowled out for 147.
Welby have built up an almost insurmountable lead at the top of Division Two following their 10 wicket victory over Thomas Cook in which 17-year-old Jake Pollard hit an unbeaten 52 and took five wickets for seven runs.
Market Deeping 2nd 68 (Ashley 6-19), Grantham 69-3; Belton Park 116 (Cusack 5-33), Moulton Harrox 59 (A Sheardown 5-11); Spalding 128, Skegness 2nd 120; Billingborough 327-5 (Scott 141, Newman 98), Woodhall Spa 2nd 181; Stamford Town 278-6 (Chappell 78, Williams 57, Bennett snr 56no), Sleaford 2nd 147; Lindum Ramblers 146 (Watkins 95), Bourne 2nd 129
Stamford Town 2nd 136-7, Baston 137-7; Billingborough 2nd 63 (N Gilbert 5-23), Blankney 64-3; Cavaliers 191-8 (Sweary 61), Heckington 63; Thomas Cook 83 (Pollard 5-7), Welby 85-0 (Pollard 52no); Moulton Harrox Sun 138, Spalding 2nd 92 (J Barnett 5-33)
Welby 2nd 87-9, Lindum Academy 88-0; Claypole 118, Grantham 2nd 119-4 (Imber 60no); Spalding 3rd 28, Boston 3rd 29-2; Pinchbeck 183-7 (Smith 73, Riley 50), Burgh & District 125