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Herrick hits century on debut as Baston breeze into top spot

Damien Herrick hit a century on his Baston bow. (2097252)
Damien Herrick hit a century on his Baston bow. (2097252)

A century from debutant Damien Herrick helped Baston hit top spot in Division One of the South Lincs and Border League at the weekend.

Herrick hit an unbeaten 104 at The Shrine as Baston breeze to a 105-run victory against Belton Park.

He plundered 13 fours and two sixes to help Baston post 189-6 from their 45 overs.

Ben Hudson (26) and Anthony Morris (24) provided vital support before the Baston bowlers asserted their authority on proceedings.

John Lamin led the charge with 3-10 from six overs while James Roffe and Adam Hilless both claimed two wickets apiece as Belton were bowled out for 84 in their reply.

Market Deeping 2nds are hot on Baston’s heels after a 41-run success at Timberlands.

The visitors had been dismissed for 133, but Timberlands were then skittled out for 92 in their reply.

Bourne 2nds made it back-to-back Premier Division victories after a 41-run home win over Woodhall 2nds.

Opener Xanti Xipu smashed 11 fours and a six to help Bourne post 206 in their innings which included 36 from fellow opener Jon Howard and 25 from Richard Hewitt.

Jake Appleby (21no) and Glen Smith (12) then rallied at the end of the Bourne innings to take the hosts past the 200 mark.

Woodhall made a solid start in their reply, but four mid-order wickets from skipper Ben Stroud helped dismiss the visitors for 165.

Stroud returned 4-16 from eight overs while Glen Smith took 3-44 from nine overs as Woodhall were bowled out inside 40 overs.

Billingborough are still looking for their first victory of the season after a 68-run defeat at Sleaford 2nds.

Paul Goodwin grabbed 4-34 and Harry Lamb snared 4-44 to help dismiss Sleaford for 180 with just one ball of their innings remaining.

However, Euan Boswell (29) and Jordan Baxter (29) were the only Billingborough batsmen to really make their mark as they were shot out for 112.

Stamford Town 2nds went down to a four-wicket home defeat against Freiston.

A steady start from Ohnais Basharat (10) and Bryan Bennet (16) was quickly wiped out as Stamford slumped from 31-1 to 65-7.

However, Matthew Piggott (23) and James Ferrow (40) came to their rescue with a 70-run partnership that helped Stamford scramble to the 150-run mark.

Bill Hall struck twice early on in the Freiston reply, but an unbeaten 80 from Abdul Moeed steered the visitors to victory.

Moeed hit nine boundaries in his 80 after accelerating with wickets falling around him to see Freiston home in the 36th over.

Billingborough 2nds claimed their maiden Division Two win of the season with a convincing eight-wicket win over Spalding 3rds.

They dismissed their visitors for 72 with Charles Garrett grabbing 4-20 and Mark Simpson and Callum Scott both grabbing two wickets apiece.

Mark Pilgrim then plundered an unbeaten 33 to see Billingborough home inside 18 overs.

Results: Boston 2nd 213-5 (B Troops 80), Skegness 214-6 (Houghton 87); Sleaford 2nd 180, Billingborough 112; Spalding 117, Grantham 2nd 101; Welby Cavaliers 150-9, Long Sutton 151-8; Bourne 2nd 206 (Xipu 64), Woodhall Spa 2nd 164; Stamford Town 150-9. Freiston 151-6 (Moeed 80no).

Division One: Heckington 223 (Harris 103, Patel 67, Lennon 5-62), Claypole 200 (J Attewell 60); Baston 189-6 (Herrick 105no), Belton Park 84; Graves Park 250-4 (Griffiths 70), Spalding 2nd 87 (Hodgson 6-20); Skegness 2nd 99-9, Moulton Harrox 100-1; Market Deeping 2nd 133, Timberland 92.

Division Two: Spalding 3rd 72, Billingborough 2nd 76-2; Grantham 3rd 96, Boston 3rd 97-1 (Evans 67no); Long Sutton 2nd 370-4 (Taylor 185), Sleaford 3rd 141; Belton Park 2nd 90, Pinchbeck 91-3.

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