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Nick Andrews of Market Deeping Cricket Club will represent England in the inaugural Over 70s Cricket World Cup





Market Deeping’s Nick Andrews will represent England in the inaugural Over 70s Cricket World Cup this summer. ​

Andrews has been named in a 16-man squad for the 14-day event which starts in England on July 28.

Seven teams have entered the competition and all will contest a round robin format with the top two playing in a final at Wormsley on Sunday, August 11.

Nick Andrews.
Nick Andrews.

England open the tournament against Sri Lanka at High Wycombe before tackling India (Slough), New Zealand (Marlow), Australia (Beaconsfield), Wales (Bishop’s Stortford) and Canada (Wargrave).

Andrews has been a regular for England in age group competition for several years and has starred in two so-called ‘Silver Ashes’ series wins against Australia, one of them Down Under.

Andrews, an off-spinning all-rounder, still plays regular club cricket for Deeping seconds in South Lincs and Border League Division One.

Alex Baker.
Alex Baker.

He took two wickets on Saturday as Deeping defeated Long Sutton 2nds by 23 runs at Outgang Road.

The hosts had been bowled out for 149 after batting first with Amandeep Dhindsa their top scorer with 30.

Rob Simpson took 3-38 for Long Sutton while Joe Whitaker returned a tidy 2-16 from his 6.1 over spell and Ed Barnes bagged 2-11.

Ruari Drumm.
Ruari Drumm.

Whitaker led the Sutton reply with an unbeaten 40 but they were dismissed for 126 as Dhindsa, Andrews and Ross Lowndes all took two wickets each.

Moulton Harrox returned to winning ways in the Championship after back-to-back defeats with a 10-run success at Boston.

Harrox had made 135-9 after batting first with Travis Harrison hitting a timely 31 runs lower down the order after Flynn McMillan had made 26 and Matt Barnett 25.

Alex Baker
Alex Baker

Harry Lovell - who had been unbeaten on 14 at the close - then took 4-22 while Matt Rose returned 3-17 as Boston were bowled out for 125.

Kurt Storey struck an unbeaten 63 to help Bourne 2nds beat Skegness by three wickets at the Abbey Lawn.

The seasiders had made 159-8 after batting first with Jordan Grosse leading the Bourne attack by taking 3-27.

Ruari Drumm.
Ruari Drumm.

Storey then made 63 not out after Adam Binns had scored 26 as Bourne secured the win with two overs to spare.

Billingborough suffered a fifth successive defeat after an eight-wicket loss at Grantham 2nds.

They were bowled out for 135 with Jonathan Payne top-scoring with 30 before Grantham passed the target inside 39 overs.

Alex Baker.
Alex Baker.

There was a similar outcome for Billingborough's second team as they lost to Grantham 3rds by three wickets in Division Two.

Mark Pilgrim made 28 and Caleb Jackson added 20 as Billingborough were bowled out for 128 after batting first.

Callum Scott took 3-21 and Martyn Adams claimed 2-26 in the Grantham reply but the visitors secured the win inside 43 overs.

Cameron Fox.
Cameron Fox.

Moulton Harrox 2nds lost to their Burghley Park counterparts by 82 runs in the same division.

Burghley made 206-8 after batting first with Simon Juckes heading the Moulton attack with 3-24.

Joseph Broomfield and Lewis Martin top-scored in the Moulton reply with 20 and 24 respectively as the hosts were bowled out for 124.

Baston went down to a narrow one-wicket away loss at Skegness 2nds.

Jonathan Digby had made 31 and David Greenfield scored 28 as Baston were bowled out for 153 after batting first.

David Conlon then claimed 5-38 and Ben Hudson took 3-11 but Skegness secured the win with one wicket eluding the visitors.



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