Boro cruise to victory

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SOUTH Lincolnshire and Border League champions Billingborough took their total of victories in 2011 to 19 when they defeated Sleaford 2nd in their final fixture of the season.

Having already won the league a week earlier, Boro restricted Sleaford to just 146-9 on a hard, batting track.

Without Dan Duke to open Boro’s bowling Roy Tilley and Geordie Scott didn’t take long to make inroads.

Sleaford’s middle order collapsed as Tilley claimed another five wicket haul, finishing with figures of 5 for 28 off 12 overs to end his season’s tally on 46.

Geordie Scott claimed three scalps and also ended the summer with 46 wickets, along with Tilly and the absent Duke.

Billingborough started the 147 run chase quickly, Newman hitting Giles Goddard out the ground in the second over. Steve Scott came to the crease and entertained, smashing James Ricketts for 28 runs in two overs and a making superb 40 off just 18 balls before getting bowled by Ben Burrows. The game was won inside 30 overs for Billingborough’s 19th win of the season.

Blankney sealed the Division Three championship by virtue of winning more games than Baston.

Both sides were level on points after wins on the final day.