Cricket: South Lincs League weekend review

Photo: SM130512-058ow'Stamford Cricket Club v Barnack.  Liam Dave batting for Stamford.
Photo: SM130512-058ow'Stamford Cricket Club v Barnack. Liam Dave batting for Stamford.
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Stamford ruthlessly saw off Ramblers with a 174-run victory in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday.

Liam Davé recorded another ton cracking 108 and Zac Chappell added 54 as Town posted 281 for 7 against the Lincoln side.

Steve Armstrong then took 5 for 26 to ensure any hopes of victory that Ramblers harboured were soon ended. The win lifts Stamford above Bourne 2nd XI who lost to second-placed Billingborough at the Abbey Lawn.

Bourne made 206 but guided by Luke Hollingworth’s 94, Boro reached 209 with three wickets in hand.

Four wickets in four balls for Haffit Mazhar at Belton Park ensured that Boston stayed top of the pile.

Division One’s top three all won, Long Sutton beating Market Deeping 2nd, Baston getting the better of Billingborough 2nd, and Friskney scoring a 63 run win over Heckington.

Baston’s Tim Dyer took 6 for 69 as Billinborough’s 2nd XI posted 177 with M Stanley and Josh Scott the biggest hitters with 46 and 48 respectively. Guy Cunningham hitting an unbeaten 98 and Jon Howard 65 as Baston cruised to 178 for the loss of just three wickets.

Neil Williams was the division’s only century maker, hitting 118 of Stamford’s 237 for 7 against Moulton Harrox who reached 142 for seven at the close.

Stamford lie fourth but have two games in hand on the top three.

Premier Division

Belton Park 95, Boston 99-3; Sleaford 2nd 117 (A Parker 6-26), Grantham 118-0 (Parmley 60no); Woodhall Spa 2nd 206-6, Moulton Harrox 207-9 (H Barnett 72); Stamford Town 281-7 (Dave 108, Chappell 54), Lindum Ramblers 107 (Armstrong 5-26); Welby 142 (Brant 5-38), Skegness 2nd 143-1 (Ainsworth 67no, Walton 51no); Bourne 206, Billingborough 209-7 (Hollingworth 94);

Division One

Blankney 97 (Singh 5-18), Boston 2nd 100-2; Friskney 170 (Lawson 79, Morley 6-16), Heckington 107; Thomas Cook 77 (Nottingham 5-24), Spalding 2nd 78-3 (Eyett 50no); Market Deeping 2nd 124, Long Sutton 128-1 (E Booth 59, C Booth 50no); Billingborough 2nd 177 (Dyer 6-69), Baston 178-3 (Cunningham 98no, Howard 65); Stamford Town 2nd 237-7 (Williams 118), Moulton Harrox Sunday 142-7.