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South Lincs and Border League cricket round-up

Burghley Park maintained their two-pronged push for honours with another double-winning weekend in the South Lincs and Border League.

The first team moved into second spot in the Championship with a 70-run success over Boston while the seconds maintained pole position in Division Two after beating Orton Park by 97 runs.

The first team had to recover from 33-5 to post 151 with Sam Potter top-scoring with 69 while Chris Logan made 28.

Ollie Sneath playing for Billingborough 2nds on Saturday. Photos: Chris Lowndes
Ollie Sneath playing for Billingborough 2nds on Saturday. Photos: Chris Lowndes

Logan then took 4-27 while Stuart Biggs returned 3-13 from seven overs as Boston were bowled out for 81.

Half-centuries from Jim McIntosh and Simon Sherwin helped steer the second team to 234-8 from their 45 overs.

Sherwin struck seven fours and three sixes in his 56 not out after McIntosh had made 52 with James Biggs also adding 33.

Lewis Banthorpe then led the Burghley attack with 3-28 as Orton were bowled out for 137 to give Burghley their sixth successive league victory.

Moulton Harrox and Billingborough shared the spoils as they met in first and second team fixtures in the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday.

Billingborough took the honours in the first team match between the two sides after winning their Championship clash by two wickets.

Moulton though responded by winning the second team game after an eight-wicket victory to maintain their push for Division Two honours.

The first team fixture was a close contest with Moulton making 210-9 from their 45 overs after being put into bat.

Blake Wolstenholme top-scored with 47 while Joseph Broomfield made 40 and Matt Rose added 30.

Billingborough 2nds’ Luke Light is bowled. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Billingborough 2nds’ Luke Light is bowled. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Jacob Light took 3-46 for Billingborough who then passed their target with one over to spare as James Zealand led the victory charge with 66.

Robert Arnold added 37 while Mikey Atkinson made 32 with Wolstenholme the pick of the Moulton attack with 3-34 from nine overs.

Cameron Fox was in fine form with the ball to help Harrox take the honours in the second team fixture.

He finished with 5-21 from nine overs as Billingborough were bowled out for 114 with Bill Sadler scoring 37 for the visitors.

Moulton needed just 21 overs to pass their target as Ruari Drumm top-scored with 37 while opener Anish Suwarneraj was unbeaten on 22 at the close.

The victory keeps Moulton in second spot in the Division Two table, nine points ahead of third-placed Castor who beat Baston by six wickets.

Henry Gale of Billingborough 2nds.
Henry Gale of Billingborough 2nds.

Pete Sampson struck 24 for Baston but they were bowled out for 57 as Simon Brown finished with 6-23 from nine overs.

Sampson collected 2-12 in the Castor reply but the hosts needed less than 17 overs to send Baston to defeat.

Ketton Sports are in third place in Division One after a 52-run success over Heckington at Pit Lane on Saturday.

The Rutland side were bowled out for 160 after electing to bat first with Charles Anslow their top scorer after making 39.

Tidy two wicket hauls from Sam Halsall, Raavi Patel and Jonathan Smith then helped bowl Heckington out for 108 in reply.

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