Liam lashes another big century as Stamford stay top

Felix Cunningham bowls for Baston. The game against Spaldnig was one of several South Lincs fixtures to be hit by the rain Photo: MSMP150613-2873js
Felix Cunningham bowls for Baston. The game against Spaldnig was one of several South Lincs fixtures to be hit by the rain Photo: MSMP150613-2873js

Liam Davé hit another superb century as Stamford cruised to victory at Skegness to maintain top spot in the South Lincolnshire and Border League.

Davé, who hit 155 a week earlier, made 137 to show that lightning can strike twice. Chris Bore added as Stamford made 279-6 before skittling Skegness’ 2nd XI for just 113.

There was no change in positions at the top of the table with Boston and Billingborough also winning. Boston recorded a five wicket win in a low scoring game against Lindum Ramblers after Paul Deans had taken six Lindum wickets but Billingborough were denied 20 points after they were unable to bowl Sleaford 2nd out.

Sleaford made 119 for nine, a total Billingborough overtook for the loss of four wickets with Tom Harrison’s 47no the top Boro score.

Bourne 2nd XI’s match at Moulton Harrox was abandoned with the Abbey lawn side in a strong position. Harrox had ended on 168-9 and Bourne had reached 161-5 when the game came to an untimely end. Xanti Xipu had made 67 for Bourne.

Long Sutton extended their lead at the top of Division One, picking up 15 points in their game against Boston that was eventually abandoned.

Challengers Baston meanwhile were called off very early in the match against Spalding. The visitors were at 30-1 at the Shrine when rani ended play.

Market Deeping 2nd XI lost a low-scoring game at home to Thomas Cook by 12 runs. Thomas Cook made just 111 with Will Trotman taking 4 for 23, Nick Andrews 2 for 19 and Ross Lowndes 3 for21. But after a fine showing in the field, Deeping fell for 99-9 with only Michael Holden (39no) troublng the scorers.

Stamford Town 2nds got the better of Billingborough’s second string with a five wicket victory at Uffington Road.

Boro batted first, making 212-6 with Nathan Garfoot’s 42 the top score in their 45 overs. Chris Birch was the pick of Stamford bowlers taking 3 for 35.

In reply, Stamford reached 216-5 in their final over. After openers Darren Lynas (2) and Jason MacBeath (0) fell cheaply, Ben Peck (40), Philip Holland (72no) and Joe Morley (42no) turned the innings around.

Premier Division: Welby 176-4 (Bradbury 84no), Belton Park 132; Lindum Ramblers 104 (Deans 6-31), Boston 105-5; Stamford Town 276-6 (Bore 50, Dave 137), Skegness 2nd 113; Sleaford 2nd 119-9, Billingborough 121-4; Moulton Harrox 168-9 (Barnett 78), Bourne 161-5 (Xipu 67) - abandoned; Woodhall Spa 2nd v Grantham – off, waterlogged pitch

Division One: Friskney 211-7 (Baxter 50no, Troops 58), Blankney 132; Thomas Cook 111, Market Deeping 2nd 99; Billingborough 2nd 212-6, Stamford Town 2nd 216-5 (Holland 72no); Heckington 191, Moulton Harrox Sunday 58; Long Sutton 177-6 (Edgeller 59), Boston 2nd 140-7 (Gilding 60, Wright 5-23) – abandoned; Spalding 2nd 30-1 v Baston– match abandoned