SOUTH LINCS AND BORDER LEAGUE: Round-up
Only four games were played to a finish in the South Lincolnshire & Border League, with wins for Woodhall Spa 2nd and Sleaford 2nd in the Premier Division, Claypole in Division Two - and a tie in Division One between Timberland and Heckington.
The damp conditions didn’t prevent Tom Dixon hitting a massive 162 in Woodhall Spa’s innings of 306 for seven with Grantham replying with 195 for six.
At Stamford, in a game reduced to 35 overs a side, the home team struggled to 86 for nine, Luke Hollingworth taking three wickets before going on to hit an unbeaten 54 to take his side to a nine wicket win.
In Division One, Simon Behan was not out on 62 as Timberland finished 140 for nine.
Will Charlesworth and Ian Glendinning got Heckington’s pursuit off to a good start but after Glendinning was run out for 55 and Daniel Blankley joined the attack, the visitors found runs hard to come by.
Blankley took four wickets but with one run needed, it was James Reason who ended the Heckington innings with scores level.
Chris Wharmby was the architect of Claypole’s victory, taking six Pinchbeck wickets for just seven runs to leave his side chasing just 48, a total they overtook for the loss of two wickets.
Results: Premier Division - Woodhall Spa 2nd 306-7 (T Dixon 162), Grantham 2nd 195-6; Stamford Town 86-9, Sleaford 2nd 89-1 (Hollingworth 54no); Market Deeping 2nd 24-3 v Billingborough - rained stopped play; Boston 2nd 181-9 v Long Sutton - rain stopped play Spalding v Bourne 2nd - abandoned.
Division One - Timberland 140-9 (Behan 62no), Heckington 140 (Glendinning 55); Welby Cavaliers 22-0 v Grantham 3rd - rain stopped play; Freiston 17-2 v Baston - rain stopped play; Moulton Harrox v Spalding 2nd - abandoned,
Division Two - Pinchbeck 48 (Wharmby 6-7), Claypole 49-2; Burgh & District v Boston 3rd - abandoned; Grantham 4th v Long Sutton 2nd - abandoned; Spalding 3rd v Belton Park - abandoned.