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Long Sutton beat Lindum in the Lincolnshire Premier Cricket League





Long Sutton turned the form-book upside down to record their first victory of the Lincolnshire Premier League campaign on Saturday.

They beat reigning champions Lindum by 15 runs in a rain-affected match at Paradise Field.

The game was reduced to 20 overs due to the elements and Lindum's run chase fell short after being set an enhanced target under the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method.

Dan Oldfield.
Dan Oldfield.

Sutton had been put into bat after a delayed start which saw the match originally set for 33 overs.

They had reached 59-1 after 16 overs before the weather intervened again which saw the match cut down to 20 overs.

Dan Oldfield then smashed four fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 39 off 25 balls which propelled Long Sutton to finish on 104-6.

The Lindum target was increased to 121 but the Sutton attack bowled superbly to restrict their high-flying visitors to 105-8.

Davico Kruger and Paul Edgeller picked up a wicket each in tight opening spells before Charlie Crisp claimed the scalp of Lindum top scorer Pranav Pothula for 28.

Joe Whitaker then ripped through the middle order to finish with 3-20 as Sutton celebrated their first win since gaining promotion last term.

Market Deeping were defeated by 49 runs in a high-scoring clash at third-placed Scunthorpe Town.

Indian ace Priyanshu Khanduri cracked 22 fours and three sixes in his 174 while half-centuries from Savraj Nijjar and Thomas Giles helped Scunthorpe post 312-4 from their 50 overs.

Saqlain Arshad claimed a couple of wickets for Deeping who were bowled out for 263 in reply with Hayatullah Niazi leading their run chase.

He plundered 14 boundaries in his 95 after openers Connor Gillett (40) and Arshad (43) had given Deeping a solid start with an 86-run first wicket stand.

Bourne were blitzed by Sleaford after losing by 104 runs in their match at the Abbey Lawn which was reduced to 33 overs.

Sleaford had set a target of 161-9 after being put into bat with Jack Berry bagging an impressive 5-23 from seven overs for Bourne.

However, the hosts were skittled out for 63 in reply despite an unbeaten 28 from Rob Dunn as Drew Harbron returned a remarkable 6-8 from 6.5 overs.

Spalding's match at Woodhall Spa was called off due to the wet weather. They are due to host Bracebridge Heath on Saturday.

Long Sutton travel to Grimsby Town who they are level on points with at the foot of the table while Market Deeping visit Nettleham with Bourne heading to Scunthorpe.



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