Boston recorded their third win in succession in the South Lincolnshire & Border League to stay top of the table, 10 points above Grantham and 12 up on Bourne 2nds in the Premier Divison.
Andy Hewitt took five Belton Park wickets for 19 runs in Boston’s four wicket victory while for Grantham against Stamford Town, Stuart Mudie and Gareth Bennett both made half centuries and Simon Oakes took five wickets.
Simon Godby’s 80 helped Sleaford 2nds to 202 for seven but 72 from Robert Dunn saw Bourne 2nds to a five wicket win.
There were victories too for Lindum Ramblers over Skegness and Long Sutton, who beat Moulton Harrox by three wickets.
Market Deeping 2nds lead Division ONe with maximum points from all three games following their victory over Boston 2nds.
Spalding 2nds’ 37 run win over Cavaliers puts them second in the table while Long Sutton 2nds lie third after the closest game of the day at Heckington.
Batting first, the visitors made 208 for six, Adam Wright with an unbeaten 89 and Danny Sissons 73. But Heckington re-discovered their start-of-season batting form and, led by Jake Ellis with 55, made inroads into their target and when the overs ran out were only nine runs short with one wicket still in hand.
Grantham 2nd came out on top by three wickets against Friskney, both teams newly promoted for 2014, while Vidit Matta put in a man of the match performance, hitting 71 runs for Woodlands then taking five for 28 to help his side to victory over Baston.
In Division Two, a hat trick from James Langford set Pinchbeck on the road to victory. Langford wiped out Claypole’s top order leaving them 23 for three, only opener Matt Ragless surviving the onslaught.
Ragless went on to make 54 and batsmen dug in lower down the order but the final wicket fell on 135, a total Pinchbeck overtook for the loss of six wickets. Frieston scored a nine wicket win over Burgh & District while Lindum 3rd beat Timberland.
On Sunday, Claypole fared better, scoring 251 against Freiston, Steven Ryder and Chris Dobbie each making 56. And despite Zeeshan Saeed’s 63, Freiston were all out for 116, Luke Endley taking five wickets.
This win moved Claypole up to second in the division, just one point behind Freiston with Lindum 3rd in third place, having taken maximum points from their two games.
Lindum Ramblers 221-8 (Grey 87no), Skegness 2nd 55;
Grantham 252-7 (Mudie 65, Bennett 57no), Stamford 43 (Oakes 5-15);
Sleaford 2nd 202-7 (Godby 80), Bourne 2nd 203-5 (Dunn 72);
Belton Park 92, (Hewitt 5-19), Boston 93-6;
Welby 81, Woodhall Spa 2nd 83-8;
Moulton Harrox 115, Long Sutton 116-7;
Boston 2nd 140, Market Deeping 141-5 (Hyman 52);
Friskney 177 (Grant 78, Parker 5-20), Grantham 2nd 178-7;
Long Sutton 2nd 208-6 (A Wright 89no, Sissons 73), Heckington 199-9 (Ellis 55);
Spalding 2nd 177-7 (Hussain 60, Thomas 56no), Cavaliers 140-9;
Woodlands 177-7 (Matta 71), Baston 129 (Matta 5-28);
Burgh & District 65, Freiston 66-1;
Timberland 141, Lindum 3rd 144-6 (Bauer 51no);
Claypole 135 (Ragless 54, Langford 4-55 inc hat-trick), Pinchbeck 137-6;
Boston 3rd conceded to Spalding 3rd
Moulton Harrox 2nd conceded to Belton Park 2nd
Claypole 251 (Ryder 56, Dobbie 56), Frieston 116 (Saeed 63, Endley 5-48)