Great Scott guides Billingborough home

Good knock: Geordie Scott's 41 helped put Spalding to the sword on Saturday. Photo by MIKE DAVISON
Good knock: Geordie Scott's 41 helped put Spalding to the sword on Saturday. Photo by MIKE DAVISON
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AN awesome display from Geordie Scott capped an outstanding day for Billingborough’s two sides last Saturday.

After a defeat to newly-promoted Stamford a week earlier, Billingborough were looking to raise their game against Sleaford at Horbling Road.

Paul Goodwin won the toss and elected to field, knowing the target was to keep a strong Sleaford side below 250.

It wasn’t long before Boro struck with Roy Tilley removing Tom Brooke for 6 but a promising partnership began to build between Gav Hudson and Ben Burrows. A bowling change saw Geordie Scott brought into the attack and he soon claimed the wicket of Burrows who snicked behind for 29.

Hudson was bowled by Scott for 55 and Sleaford, needing to rebuild their innings, were looking to their new skipper – and former Billingborough man – Simon Godby to produce the goods. But he was soon removed off the bowling off Steve Scott for 27.

Roberts made 43 from 44 balls before being stumped off Steve Scott. Geordie claimed his third wicket as Sleaford finished well under par on 206-6 off their 45 overs.

In reply, Boro lost Newman early, caught off a mis-timed shot but Geordie Scott stepped up with a superb man-of-the-match performance. No Sleaford bowler had a answer for his awesome batting display.

He smashed an unbeaten 104 from 106 balls taking Boro to victory with 14 fours and a six on the way.

He was supported well by Steve Scott (26) and Martin Lowth (28 not out).

With the first half of the season over, Boro are 41 points clear at the top of the league.

It was all action at Spalding where Boro 2nds came from 63-7 to record a thrilling victory, knocking off the required 165 total. Chris King smashed 95 not out from 13 fours and 4 sixes. Boro play at Moulton Harrox tomorrow.