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Long Sutton on verge of being crowned South Lincs and Border League Championship winners





Long Sutton need seven points from their final two games of the season to be crowned South Lincs League champions.

The long-time leaders moved a step closer to Championship glory on Saturday with a 114-run away win at Bourne 2nds.

They had been dismissed for 205 after batting first with Dan Oldfield hitting a half-century, Barry Stanway making 37 and Nathan Oliver opening up with 31.

Paul Edgeller took five wickets for Long Sutton on Saturday.
Paul Edgeller took five wickets for Long Sutton on Saturday.
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Ben Stroud had taken 3-20 for Bourne who were bowled out for 91 in reply as Paul Edgeller collected 5-41 from nine overs.

Josh Baker also returned 3-7 from a quick-fire two-over spell to move Sutton onto the brink of title glory ahead of Saturday's trip to Grantham 2nds.

Moulton Harrox remain in third spot, with a game in hand on the top two, after a four-wicket home win over Woodhall Spa 2nds who were restricted to 203-7.

Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Market Deeping 2nds remain 40 points adrift at the foot of the table after a narrow one-wicket home loss to high-flying Newborough.

Tim Lowe top-scored with 20 as Deeping were dismissed for 102 with Newborough edging home despite Marcus Telford taking 4-32.

Runs were also in short supply in Division One as Baston were bowled out for 63 in their five-wicket loss to Ancaster.

Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes

James Roffe was unbeaten on 16 at the close of their innings while Andy Burrill took 3-35 from 7.3 overs.

Spalding 2nds were dismissed for 76 in their eight-wicket loss against Grantham 3rds. Thomas Preston top-scored with 24.

Moulton Harrox 2nds conceded their clash with Billingborough who remain the closest challengers to leaders Burghley Park.

Table-topping Long Sutton 2nds recorded an emphatic 148-run win against Boston 3rds in their penultimate game of the Division Two season.

Aron John carried his bat for a maiden century as he finished 126 not out while Jack Baker was unbeaten on 73 as Sutton scored 223-2 from 45 overs.

Rob Simpson then took 5-17 from nine overs while James Baker returned 3-12 off his five-over spell as Boston were bowled out for 75.

Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Action from Long Sutton's victory over Bourne 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes

They host Spalding 3rds this weekend while hoping Royal Boston in second spot - who are 15 points behind with a game in hand - fail to beat third-placed Belton Park.

Billingborough 2nds lost to Belton Park at the weekend after a 28-run reversal.

Raman Pasala collected 3-29 as Belton were restricted to 169-8 but Billingborough were bowled out for 141 in reply despite the efforts of Mark Pilgrim (32) and Ben Stanley (26).

Rutland League Division Two champions Long Sutton ended their Sunday season with an eight-wicket defeat at Uffington.

The title winners mixed up their batting line-up and were bowled out for 144 as Josh Baker led the way with 53.

Sutton's second team lost by 91 runs against United Sports in Division Four East while Moulton Harrox were beaten by 11 runs against Adidda.

Anish Suwarneraj had taken 3-28 as Adidda were bowled out for 161 while Jake Morton made 60 as Harrox hit 150 in reply.



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