South Lincs and Border League


Grantham were crowned South Lincolnshire & Border League champions without facing a ball after Skegness 2nd were forced to concede their game due to lack of players.

This gave Grantham 20 points which meant that, despite Boston also gaining 20 against Stamford, the leaders could not be caught.

Lindum Ramblers finished third after a slender two-wicket win over Bourne 2nd who claimed fourth place.

But the tightest game of the day was at Sleaford where the visitors were Welby. Simon Godby hit 69 and Phil Sneath 51 as the home side finished on 228 for eight. Darren Bradbury then made 58 to help Welby towards their target but Godby ended a good day by dismissing three of the visitors’ lower order for ducks to give him five for 50 and Welby were all out just three runs short of the Sleaford total.

Rob Bee was the division’s only centurion, making 115 in Woodhall Spa 2nd’s win over Long Sutton and Belton Park ended their season with victory over Moulton Harrox.

The top of Division One is still in the melting pot, Market Deeping 2nd missing the chance to consolidate top place after going down to Cavaliers by 13 runs and Billingborough 2nd also losing out to Long Sutton 2nd.

Grantham 2nd moved to the top with a win over Heckington, in which Oliver Clawson scored the day’s second ton, finishing 100 not out. Spalding 2nd kept their hopes of promotion alive with a win over Boston 2nd. Grantham, Spalding and Billingborough each have one game to play this weekend while Deeping have completed their season.

At the bottom of the table, Long Sutton 2nd, Friskney and Baston also have one game to play as they fight to avoid finishing in the bottom two.

Frieston and Lindum 3rd continue to dominate Division Two, Lindum currently nine points ahead of their rivals, each with a game to play. Five of Freiston’s players fell victim to Grantham 3rd’s up-and-coming 19 year-old Charlotte Cross but Darren Tate took six for Freiston to help them to a comfortable win.


Premier Division

Stamford 102, Boston 106-1;

Sleaford 2nd 228-8 (Godby 69, Sneath 51), Welby 225 (Bradbury 58, Godby 5-50);

Belton Park 202-8 (McClure 58), Moulton Harrox 138;

Bourne 2nd 184 (Greenfield 80), Lindum Ramblers 187-8 (Turner 56);

Woodhall Spa 2nd 213-7 (Bee 115), Long Sutton 151-9;

Grantham v Skegness 2nd – Skegness conceded

Division One

Spalding 2nd 169-9 (Kearns snr 51), Boston 2nd 131;

Billingborough 2nd 73, Long Sutton 2nd 76-2;

Grantham 2nd 251-4 dec (Clawson 100no, Bates 58no), Heckington 67 (Greetham 5-15);

Friskney 167 (Milgate 73), Woodlands 168-9;

Cavaliers 123-7, Market Deeping 2nd 110;

Division Two

Pinchbeck 169-9 (Smith 111no), Timberland 111;

Freiston 257 (Kirtley 53, Panjwani 80, Charlotte Cross 5-56), Grantham 3rd 97 (Tate 6-37);

Burgh & District 79, Lindum 3rd 80-3;

Spalding 3rd 116-9, Belton Park 2nd 41 (Dale 5-24);



A win for Boston over third-placed Lindum Ramblers took the Mayflower club to the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League where they now have a lead of seven points over Grantham, who failed by just seven runs to overtake fourth-placed Bourne 2nd’s total.

At the bottom of the table, in another tight game, Welby’s nine-run victory over Belton Park moved them off the bottom of the table for the first time this season.

Boston made 222 for eight before bowling Ramblers out for 141, while Grantham finished on 159 for nine chasing Bourne’s total of 166 for seven.

Welby set Belton Park a target of 188 before bowling the visitors out for 179.

Rob Bee made the division’s only century but the Woodhall Spa skipper’s unbeaten 101 wasn’t enough as his side finished 14 short of Sleaford 2nd’s total of 225 for eight, of which Ben Bulmer made 93. Long Sutton’s Paul Edgeller was also among the runs with an unbeaten 92 in his side’s victory over Stamford Town.

The battle at the top of Division One resulted in a victory for Grantham 2nd who reduced the deficit with opponents Spalding 2nd to three points. Billingborough stay third following their victory over Friskney, Aaron Pullum taking six wickets and Nathan Garfoot hitting 83 for Billingborough who, with two games in hand on the top two, are in close contention.

Pick of the bowling was Rob Simpson who took six for seven in Long Sutton 2nd’s victory over Boston 2nd.

Freiston and Lindum 3rd have opened up a big gap over the chasing pack in Division Two, with Freiston nine points up on Lindum who have a game in hand. The two meet at Freiston on Saturday in a game that could have a vital bearing on the championship.

Third-placed Claypole’s hopes were dented after losing to Timberland, who are now fourth.


Premier Division

Stamford Town 162-8 (Hulme 74), Long Sutton 164-5 (Edgeller 92no);

Boston 222-8 (Azim 60, Baxter 51), Lindum Ramblers 141;

Skegness 2nd 88, Moulton Harrox 90-4;

Welby 188 (Tickler 50), Belton Park 179;

Bourne 2nd 166-7 (Evison 50), Grantham 159-9;

Sleaford 2nd 225-8 (Bulmer 93, B Burrows 52), Woodhall Spa 2nd 211-8 (Bee 101no);

Division One

Boston 2nd 74 (Simpson 6-7), Long Sutton 76-4;

Friskney 214 (Pullum 6-60), Billingborough 2nd 215-8 (Garfoot 83);

Grantham 2nd 186 (Ashley 52, Bates 53, Tott 5-31), Spalding 2nd 142-9;

Baston 139-9, Cavaliers 140-7;

Woodlands 172, Heckington 176-6;

Division Two

Claypole 108 (Askin 5-40), Timberland 111-7 (Revill 5-36);

Pinchbeck 135-7 (Riley 54no), Freiston 136-3;

Spalding 3rd 122, Grantham 3rd 124-4;

Burgh & District v Boston 3rd – Boston conceded

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Grantham suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Stamford Town in the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division.

With their nearest rivals Boston and Lindum Ramblers rained off, the leaders could have opened up a substantial gap at the top. But Stamford had other ideas and after Grantham had completed their innings on 184 for seven, the home side gave chase, overtaking their opponents’ total with just two balls of the game to go.

Seven points now separate top and second with Ramblers seven behind Boston, who are their opponents next week, when Grantham play fourth-placed Bourne 2nd who lost to Sleaford 2nd by six wickets.

Matt Haslam topped the day’s bowling figures with seven wickets for Woodhall Spa 2nd in their victory over Welby.

Market Deeping 2nd moved back into contention at the top of Division One with a six-wicket win over Cavaliers. Deeping now lie third, seven points behind Grantham 2nd who beat Friskney, while leaders Spalding 2nd recorded the day’s highest total with 235 before bowling Boston 2nd out for 145.

Heckington were once again involved in a nailbiter, this time at Long Sutton 2nd where rain reduced the game to 30 overs a side. Chris Morley made an unbeaten 49 in Heckington’s 119 for five - and at the close Long Sutton were just two short of their target on 117 for seven.

In Division Two, Lindum 3rd and Freiston have opened up a gap over third-placed Claypole. Lindum lead Freiston by seven points after beating Timberland by just one wicket while Freiston claimed a five-wicket win over Burgh & District and Claypole beat Pinchbeck.



Premier Division

Grantham 184-7, Stamford Town 188-7;

Woodhall Spa 2nd 139-7 (McCarrick 55), Welby 91 (Haslam 7-36);

Bourne 2nd 151 (Mansfield 5-22), Sleaford 2nd 152-4 (Sneath 63);

Boston v Belton Park – abandoned, no play;

Lindum Ramblers v Skegness 2nd – abandoned, no play

Moulton Harrox v Long Sutton – abandoned, no play

Division One

Friskney 132 (Peters 5-17), Grantham 2nd 134-4;

Heckington 119-5, Long Sutton 2nd 117-7;

Spalding 2nd 235 (Hussain 76, Jukes 61, McNulty 5-49), Boston 2nd 145;

Woodlands 183-9, Baston 86 (Updadhya 5-15);

Cavaliers 99, Market Deeping 100-4 (Witt 51);

Division Two

Spalding 3rd 162-8, Belton Park 2nd 163-2 (R Perera 60no, J Law 53no);

Claypole 216, Pinchbeck 121;

Timberland 148-5, Lindum 3rd 150-9;

Burgh & District 148, Freiston 149-5 (Ilyas 59no); 

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South Lincolnshire & Border League leaders Grantham and challengers Boston returned similar results to retain the status quo at the top. Boston finished on 180 for nine before dismissing Moulton Harrox for 136, while Grantham were bowled out for 189 against Long Sutton, who made 125.

Lindum kept up their challenge with a seven-wicket win over Belton Park and Bourne 2nd stay fourth after beating Woodhall spa 2nd.

The closest game was at Sleaford 2nd where Ben Burrows had an excellent day, hitting 59 of his sides’s 181 for eight, five wickets falling to David Holland. Stamford Town then threatened the home side’s score as skipper Tom Williams hit 78 but the final wicket fell just 11 runs short, Burrows claiming a catch and four wickets.

At the bottom of the table, Welby’s good form continued with a four-wicket victory over Skegness 2nd.

Cavaliers continued to climb the Division One table, denting Billingborough 2nd’s title hopes with a six-wicket win while Spalding 2nds scored a convincing win over Friskney to stay top.

In the tightest game in this division, Heckington returned to their early season tradition of close games, beating Market Deeping 2nd by just five runs.

The top two teams in Division Two were without a game but Claypole kept up their challenge with a seven-wicket win over Boston 3rd. A high-scoring game at Timberland saw Grantham 3rd make 215 for eight, of which Mark Donnellan hit 74. This was a total the home side chased successfully for the loss of seven wickets.

Bottom side Burgh & District claimed a welcome six-wicket victory over Pinchbeck.



Premier Division


Belton Park 128, Lindum Ramblers 134-3 (Sarkar 51no);

Bourne 2nd 212-3 (Temple 65no), Woodhall Spa 2nd 147;

Boston 180-9 (Cusack 5-50), Moulton Harrox 136;

Grantham 185 (Whapplington 53), Long Sutton 125;

Skegness 2nd 132-9, Welby 133-6;

Sleaford 2nd 181-8 (Burrows 59, Holland 5-46), Stamford Town 170 (Williams 78);

Division One

Heckington 141, Market Deeping 2nd 136;

Woodlands 167 (Shah 68no), Boston 2nd 168-6 (Baxter 56);

Baston 90 (Norse 5-3), Grantham 2nd 92-5;

Billingborough 2nd 68, Cavaliers 69-4;

Friskney 38 (Juckes 5-10), Spalding 2nd 41-1;

Division Two

Grantham 3rd 215-8 (Donnellan 74), Timberland 216-7;

Boston 3rd 160-8, Claypole 161-3 (Wadd 75no);

Pinchbeck 138 (Smith 51no), Burgh & District 140-4 (Blackmore 61);

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The top three in the South Lincolnshire & Border League consolidated their places with victories over teams in the lower half of the league.

Leaders Grantham chased Welby’s 169 to win by seven wickets, while Boston secured a three-wicket victory over Long Sutton after Paul Roberts had taken five wickets for 14 runs off 11 overs, and Matt Benson’s six for 24 helped third placed Lindum Ramblers to victory over Sleaford 2nd.

Moulton Harrox beat fourth-placed Bourne 2nd to narrow the gap between the two, despite Tom Bentley’s unbeaten century for Bourne, while Woodhall Spa 2nd’s new signing Chris Anderson made the division’s highest total with 116.

Billingborough 2nd moved back to the top of Division One despite going down to Friskney by eight wickets and now lead Spalding 2nd – who won a low-scoring game against Heckington by 30 runs – by five points, with Market Deeping 2nd 14 behind the leaders following their six-wicket victory over Woodlands.

Freiston and Lindum 3rd continue to battle it out at the top of Division Two, Lindum going into the lead after catching up their game in hand over the weekend.

Freiston beat Timberland while Lindum overcame Belton Park 2nd, then Pinchbeck. Ben and Harry Wells made it a family affair against Belton, hitting 59 not out and 66 respectively and Harry then went on to take three wickets. On Sunday, Adam Lilley’s 72 propelled him to the top of the run scoring list.

But it was the game between Claypole and Grantham 3rd that provided the highlights of the division as Rob Pealing made the huge total of 180 to propel Claypole to 330 before the final wicket fell, while 19 year-old Charlotte Cross claimed six wickets for Grantham, who were then bowled out for 82.



Premier Division


Long Sutton 104 (Roberts 5-14), Boston 107-7;


Welby 169, Grantham 173-3;

Woodhall Spa 2nd 257-6 (Anderson 116, Parsons 86no), Belton Park 158 (M Law 54);

Skegness 2nd 256-6 (Hewitt 83, Brant 53, Young 75), Stamford Town 135 (Williams 55);

Bourne 2nd 194-6 (T Bentley 100no), Moulton Harrox 198-3 (J Barnett 80no);

Lindum Ramblers 136, Sleaford 2nd 89 (Benson 6-24);

Division One

Billingborough 2nd 100, Friskney 101-2 (Grant 56);

Baston 62, Cavaliers 63-1;

Spalding 2nd 105, Heckington 75;

Grantham 2nd 160-6 (Clawson 56), Long Sutton 2nd 161-6 (A Wright 62);

Woodlands 76, Market Deeping 2nd 77-4;

Division Two

Claypole 330 (Pealing 180, King 63, Charlotte Croft 6-78), Grantham 3rd 82 (Revill 6-37);

Timberland 115, Freiston 116-4 (Kirtley 52);

Lindum 3rd 182-5 (B Wells 59no, H Wells 66), Belton Park 2nd 109;

Sunday- Lindum 3rd 210 (Lilley 72), Pinchbeck 57;

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Grantham moved to the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division, eight points ahead of Boston after former leaders Lindum Ramblers went down to Bourne 2nd.

At the bottom of the table, Welby – for whom Simon Meadows hit 61 - celebrated their first win of the season, beating Sleaford 2nd by 72 runs.

Both of the top sides won by five wickets, Boston beating Stamford Town despite Felix Cunningham’s five-wicket haul, while Grantham overcame Skegness 2nd.

A high-scoring game at Jubilee Park brought the day’s only century but Paul Edgeller’s 107 couldn’t push Long Sutton to the home side’s target of 225, of which 15 year-old Jack Timby hit 64 and Ben McCarrick 52. Lewis Holmes, who is 14, then took six wickets for Woodhall, who won by 29 runs.

Matt Barnett made 74 and Jack Barnett took five wickets in Moulton Harrox’s win over Belton Park and Robert Dunn and Archie Stroud both hit half-centuries in Bourne’s victory over Lindum.

The top two in Division One also both won by five wickets, Billingborough 2nd against Long Sutton 2nd and Spalding 2nd against Cavaliers. David Kennedy scored 59 for Cavaliers while Ansar Hussain replied with 72 for Spalding.

Heckington went down heavily to Grantham 2nd but the only other game in this division fell foul of the weather as Woodlands’ Peterborough ground caught the edge of the storms and the game against Friskney was abandoned after 18 overs.

Freiston and Lindum 3rd continue to dominate Division Two following victories over Claypole and Grantham 3rd respectively. James Dewhurst took seven wickets for Lindum and Riz Qadir six for Freiston.

The remaining two games were much closer affairs – despite Steve Appleyard’s five wickets. Spalding 3rd fell only 15 runs short of Boston 3rd's total of 137, while Timberland were only 11 adrift of Pinchbeck’s 164 at the close.



Premier Division

Stamford 112, Boston 113-5 (Cunningham 5-51);

Skegness 2nd 68, Grantham 69-5;

Bourne 2nd 193-7 (Dunn 58, A Stroud 51); Lindum Ramblers 161;

Woodhall Spa 225-5 (J Timby 64, McCarrick 52), Long Sutton 196 (Edgeller 107, Holmes 6-45);

Welby 188 (Meadows 61), Sleaford 2nd 116;

Moulton Harrox 179-8 (M Barnett 74), Belton Park 101 (J Barnett 5-27);

Division One

Grantham 2nd 202-7, Heckington 39;

Cavaliers 120 (Kennedy 59), Spalding 2nd 121-5 (Hussain 72);

Long Sutton 2nd 72, Billingborough 2nd 73-5;

Woodlands 52-1 v Friskney – abandoned after 18 overs.

Division Two

Claypole 58 (Dewhurst 7-20), Lindum 3rd 61-1;

Grantham 3rd 46 (Qadir 6-13), Freiston 47-2;

Boston 3rd 137, Spalding 3rd 122 (Appleyard 5-26);

Pinchbeck 164-7, Timberland 153;

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Lindum Ramblers retained their place at the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division, picking up 19 points against Woodhall Spa 2nd while Grantham made it a 20-point win over Moulton Harrox.

Boston moved into third, taking over from opponents Bourne 2nd, 18 points behind the leaders but only seven adrift of Grantham.

Centuries were scored in the Boston and Lindum games, Simon Bray excelling for Ramblers with 106 and five wickets, including a hat-trick, while Saihan Azim was unbeaten on 101 for Boston.

Grantham hit the highest score in the division with 247 for five, Stuart Mudie making 55 and Mark Fell 60.

With Spalding 2nd without a game, Market Deeping 2nd moved back to the top of Division One, despite losing heavily to Long Sutton 2nd. Deeping are now one point up on Spalding with Billingborough 2nd only two behind after their nine-wicket victory over Grantham 2nd.

Paul Deans was the pick of the bowling in this division with six for 10 for Boston 2nd in the tightest game of the day, which saw Heckington once again lose by just one wicket.

Freiston’s 10-wicket win over Claypole gives them a commanding lead at the top of Division Two, their closest challengers being Lindum 3rd who are 19 points adrift but with a game in hand.

Adam Lilley made the day’s top score of 154, while lower down the order Eddie Smith hit 53 as Lindum racked up 304 runs for the loss of six wickets before bowling Boston 3rd out for 65.

Richard Gilbert recorded the division’s best bowling figures with six for 25 to help Spalding 3rd to victory over Burgh & District.



Premier Division


Sleaford 2nd 121, Belton Park 122-3;

Stamford 167 (Holland 64), Welby 98 (Cunningham 5-21);

Long Sutton 173-8 (Edgeller 51), Skegness 2nd 175-6 (Hewitt 61no);

Boston 246-8 (Azim 101no), Bourne 2nd 179-9 (Baxter 5-21);

Lindum Ramblers 241-7 (Bray 106, Saikar 59), Woodhall Spa 2nd 164-8 (Bee 60, Bray 5-21 inc hat trick);

Grantham 247-5 (Mudie 55, Fell 60), Moulton Harrox 135;

Division One

Grantham 2nd 60, Billingborough 2nd 61-1;

Friskney 108, Baston 110-5;

Woodlands 208-8 (Munshif 51), Cavaliers 76;

Long Sutton 2nd 146-8, Market Deeping 2nd 90;

Heckington 105 (Deans 6-10), Boston 2nd 108-9;

Division Two

Lindum 3rd 304-6 (Lilley 154, Smith 53), Boston 3rd 65;

Spalding 3rd 182 (Thomas 72), Burgh & District 124 (R Gilbert 6-25);

Claypole 126, Freiston 127-0 (Ilyas 74no);

Belton Park 2nd 116, Timberland 117-5 (Brumpton 53no);


Grantham 3rd v Moulton Harrox 2nd – Moulton Harrox conceded

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Only two games were possible in the South Lincolnshire & Border League but both propelled the victors to the top of their prospective tables.

In the Premier Division, Lindum Ramblers scored a six-wicket win over Welby to overtake Grantham and go 12 points ahead, while in Division One, Spalding 2nd beat Woodlands and now have a three point advantage over Market Deeping 2nd.

At Lindum, the toss went the home side’s way and Welby were invited to bat. Only Darren Bradbury managed double figures with 22 as the visitors were all out for 44, Oliver Guilliatt and Simon Bray each taking three wickets.

Lindum then lost both openers for a duck to Michael Whatton and Fraser Sloss, who each took a second wicket. But that was to be Welby’s final success as Grant Watkins and Harry Dunn saw their side to victory.

At Woodlands, Spalding recovered from 21 for two, Mike Kearns snr and Ansar Hussain putting on 148 for the third wicket. Kearns was out for 76 but Hussain went on to make an unbeaten 76 as the innings ended on 187 for four.

In reply, Woodlands never recovered from the loss of early wickets and were all out for 106, James Hook and Tanveer Hussain taking three wickets each.



Premier Division


Welby 44, Lindum Ramblers 46-4;


Division One


Spalding 2nd 187-4 (Hussain 76no, Kearns 76), Woodlands 106;


All other games rained off









It was all change at the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division as Grantham scored a slender two-wicket win over former leaders Boston.

Grantham now share top place with Lindum Ramblers, who moved up from third following a nine-wicket victory over Long Sutton, while Bourne 2nd’s win at Welby put them in third above Boston.

Simon Oakes’ five wickets for Grantham took his total for the season to 19, while in the batting averages, Sleaford’s Simon Godby needs just one run to pass 250.

In Division One, Market Deeping suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Grantham 2nd for whom Adrian Wing took five wickets.

Deeping stay top, five ahead of Grantham, with Spalding 2nd in third place after their win over Baston. Ansar Hussain hit 88 for Spalding but Saihan Azim of Boston 2nd was the day’s top-scorer and only centurion with 102 in his side’s victory over Cavaliers.

At Heckington, Nathan Garfoot’s hat-trick couldn’t prevent a defeat for Billingborough 2nd who lie fifth, just one point behind their opponents.

Freiston, Lindum 3rd, Claypole and Pinchbeck are battling out the lead in Division Two. And in the battle between the league’s two new teams, Belton Park 2nd came out on top defeating Grantham 3rd who made 116 for six, a total Belton overtook with just one wicket and nine balls of the match remaining.

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Premier Division

Long Sutton 73, Lindum Ramblers 76-1;

Boston 63 (Oakes 5-17), Grantham 64-8;

Stamford Town 157-9 (Holland 78no), Belton Park 128 (Pollard 56);

Skegness 2nd 101, Sleaford 2nd 102-6;

Woodhall Spa 2nd 131-8 (McCarrick 54), Moulton Harrox 132-7 (J Barnett 70);

Bourne 189-7 (Howard 78), Welby 45 (Xipu 5-10);

Division One

Boston 2nd 250-8 (Azim 102), Cavaliers 125;

Long Sutton 67, Friskney 68-3;

Market Deeping 2nd 100 (Wing 5-28), Grantham 2nd 104-6;

Spalding 2nd 195 (Hussain 88), Baston 131-8;

Heckington 166 (Charlton 85, Garfoot 4-44 inc hat trick), Billingborough 2nd 130 (Elliott 5-31);

Division Two

Grantham 3rd 116-6, Belton Park 2nd 117-9;

Boston 3rd 111, Pinchbeck 113-3 (Eyett 66no);

Spalding 3rd 72, Freiston 73-2;

Burgh & District 56, Lindum 3rd 57-2;

Timberland v Moulton Harrox 2nd – cancelled, waterlogged pitch




Boston retained their 10-point lead at the top of the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division with a 20-point win over Woodhall Spa 2nd with Grantham and Lindum Ramblers sharing second place following their victories over Sleaford 2nd and Stamford respectively.

At the foot of the table, three points separate the bottom teams - Stamford, Skegness 2nd and Welby.

Skegness went down to Bourne 2nd after Tom Bentley’s seven for 32 restricted them to 169 for nine, a total Bourne overtook for the loss of five wickets.

Barry Stanway also took seven for 32 for Long Sutton, who beat Belton Park to go fifth, just one point behind Bourne and three points off a top three position.

The division’s top batsman was Simon Bray, who hit 93 for Lindum, while in Division One, Billingborough 2nd'S M. Stanley was unbeaten on 106 as his side chased down Boston 2nd'S total of 224 for nine.

This lifted Billingborough into third place behind Market Deeping 2nd, who had a two-wicket win over Spalding 2nd and Grantham 2nd who defeated Woodlands.

Seb and Dom Kew contributed to Heckington’s win over bottom team Friskney, the former taking five for 28 and the latter hitting 62 runs.

The closest game in Division One was also one of the lowest scoring as Baston were bowled out for 96 by Long Sutton 2nd, Rob Simpson taking four wickets. But Long Sutton were then devastated by John Lamin’s 10-over spell that brought him figures of six for eight as the visitors were bowled out for 84.

The day’s highest individual score came in Division Two, where Danny Jackson hit 158 not out and shared an unbeaten second-wicket stand of 176 with Sam Smith (72no) that took the home side to 258 for one, a total out of reach of Spalding 3rd, who were bowled out for 132.

A second century in this division came from Sunil Panjwani of Freiston, who scored 110 of his side’s total of 271 for five. But the Freiston bowlers were unable to complete a 20 point victory as Lindum 3rd hung on to make 179 for nine.

Freiston share top place with Claypole, for whom Andy Attewell made 95, putting on 131 for the third wicket with Dan Pinfold (59) to help the total to 279 for nine. Matthew Revill then took five for 22 as Belton Park 2nd were all out for 88.



Premier Division

Lindum Ramblers 208-8 (Bray 93, Holland 5-58), Stamford 61;

Skegness 2nd 169-9 (T Bentley 7-32), Bourne 2nd 171-5 (Dunn 50);

Boston 270-8 (Evans 67), Woodhall Spa 2nd 114;

Grantham 227-4 (Fell 69), Sleaford 2nd 69 (Oakes 6-12);

Welby 89, Moulton Harrox 91-6;

Belton Park 88 (Stanway 7-32), Long Sutton 89-5;

Division One

Baston 96, Long Sutton 2nd 84 (Lamin 6-8);

Boston 2nd 224-9 (M Troops 59), Billingborough 2nd 228-6 (Stanley 106no, J Zealand 51);

Friskney 162-6 (S Kew 5-28), Heckington 163-8 (D Kew 62);

Spalding 2nd 166, Market Deeping 2nd 167-8;

Woodlands 73, Grantham 2nd 74-7;

Division Two

Claypole 279-9 (Attewell 95, Pinfold 59), Belton Park 2nd 88 (Revill 5-22);

Pinchbeck 258-1 (Jackson 158no, Smith 72no), Spalding 132 (De-Keyser 62);

Burgh & District 110, Timberland 111-8;

Freiston 271-5 (Panjwani 110, Kirtley 59), Lindum 3rd 179-9;

Boston 3rd 163-8, Grantham 3rd 111 (Brooks 5-34);





Rain forced the cancellation of three South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division games that involved the top four teams.

Long Sutton, however, scored a convincing 10-wicket victory over Stamford Town to move up into a position to challenge the leading pack, while Belton Park won a tight game against Welby by just one wicket to go sixth, two points behind Long Sutton.

Paul Edgeller and Barry Stanway both took five wickets for Long Sutton as Stamford were bowled out for just 28, but Belton Park were left chasing 172 after Michael Gilbert had hit 85, Luke Pollard taking five for 32 for Belton.

Welby were all out in the 40th over, gifting their opponents five overs which were to prove crucial.

Belton were 76 for four before a fifth-wicket partnership between Richard Cocks and Gavin Clarke added 53. Wickets then tumbled and on 138 for seven, the game swung back Welby’s way. However, the lower order dug in and Belton used up two of the five overs they had gained before finally claiming victory.

In the only other game played in the top division, Sleaford 2nd made 211 for five before bowling Woodhall Spa 2nd out for 105.

In Division One, leaders Market Deeping 2nd were without a game but second-placed Spalding 2nd failed to capitalise, going down to Grantham 2nd who hit 177 for five thanks to 76 from Matthew Wing and 66 from Josh Mihill.

Up and coming junior, 14 year-old Mohammad Bhat then took three wickets for four runs on his debut for the team, helping to bowl Spalding out for 61.

Aaron Pullum took four wickets and Shane George three as Billingborough 2nd bowled Baston out for 30 and went on to win by 10 wickets, but a much closer game at Heckington saw the home side fail by just 13 runs to reach Woodlands’ total of 135, despite an innings of 51 from Chris Morley.

Only two games were played in Division Two, Boston 3rd with the top score of the day of 217 for six against Burgh & District, who were all out for 124, and Grantham with a 10-wicket win after bowling Spalding 3rd

out for 40.



Premier Division

Welby 172 (Gilbert 85, Pollard 5-32), Belton Park 173-9

Sleaford 2nd 211-5 (Godby 65), Woodhall Spa 2nd 105;

Stamford Town 28 (Edgeller 5-16, Stanway 5-9), Long Sutton 29-0;

Bourne 2nd v Grantham - abandoned

Moulton Harrox v Skegness 2nd – abandoned

Lindum Ramblers v Boston – abandoned

Division One

Baston 30, Billingborough 2nd 31-0;

Grantham 2nd 177-5 (Mihill 66, M Wing 76), Spalding 61;

Woodlands 135, Heckington 122 (Morley 51);

Long Sutton 2nd v Boston 2nd – abandoned

Cavaliers v Friskney – Friskney conceded

Division Two

Boston 3rd 217-6 (M Troops 51), Burgh & District 124;

Spalding 3rd 40, Grantham 3rd 41-0;

Claypole v Timberland – abandoned

Freiston v Pinchbeck – abandoned

Lindum 3rd v Moulton Harrox – abandoned







Boston recorded their third win in succession in the South Lincolnshire & Border League to stay top of the table, 10 points above Grantham and 12 up on Bourne 2nd.

Andy Hewitt took five Belton Park wickets for 19 runs in Boston’s four-wicket victory while for Grantham, against Stamford Town, Stuart Mudie and Gareth Bennett both made half-centuries and Simon Oakes took five wickets.

Simon Godby’s 80 helped Sleaford 2nd to 202 for seven, but 72 from Robert Dunn saw Bourne 2nd to a five-wicket win.

There were victories too for Lindum Ramblers over Skegness and Long Sutton, who beat Moulton Harrox by three wickets.

Market Deeping 2nd lead Division Two with maximum points from all three games following their victory over Boston 2nd.

Spalding 2nd’s 37-run win over Cavaliers puts them second in the table, while Long Sutton 2nd lie third after the closest game of the day at Heckington.

Batting first, the visitors made 208 for six, Adam Wright with an unbeaten 89 and Danny Sissons 73.   But Heckington re-discovered their start-of-season batting form and, led by Jake Ellis with 55, made inroads into their target. When the overs ran out they were only nine runs short with one wicket still in hand.

Grantham 2nd came out on top by three wickets against Friskney, both teams newly promoted for 2014, while Vidit Matta put in a man of the match performance, hitting 71 runs for Woodlands then taking five for 28 to help his side to victory over Baston.

In Division Two, a hat-trick from James Langford set Pinchbeck on the road to victory. Langford wiped out Claypole’s top order to leave them 23 for three, only opener Matt Ragless surviving the onslaught.

Ragless went on to make 54 and batsmen dug in lower down the order, but the final wicket fell on 135, a total Pinchbeck overtook for the loss of six wickets. Frieston scored a nine-wicket win over Burgh & District while Lindum 3rd beat Timberland.

On Sunday, Claypole fared better, scoring 251 against Freiston, Steven Ryder and Chris Dobbie each making 56. And despite Zeeshan Saeed’s 63, Freiston were all out for 116, Luke Endley taking five wickets.

This win moved Claypole up to second in the division, just one point behind Freiston, while Lindum 3rd sit in third place having taken maximum points from their two games.


Premier Division

Lindum Ramblers 221-8 (Grey 87no), Skegness 2nd 55;


Grantham 252-7 (Mudie 65, Bennett 57no), Stamford 43 (Oakes 5-15);

Sleaford 2nd 202-7 (Godby 80), Bourne 2nd 203-5 (Dunn 72);

Belton Park 92, (Hewitt 5-19), Boston 93-6;

Welby 81, Woodhall Spa 2nd 83-8;


Moulton Harrox 115, Long Sutton 116-7;


Division One


Boston 2nd 140, Market Deeping 141-5 (Hyman 52);


Friskney 177 (Grant 78, Parker 5-20), Grantham 2nd 178-7;

Long Sutton 2nd 208-6 (A Wright 89no, Sissons 73), Heckington 199-9 (Ellis 55);

Spalding 2nd 177-7 (Hussain 60, Thomas 56no), Cavaliers 140-9;


Woodlands 177-7 (Matta 71), Baston 129 (Matta 5-28);


Division Two


Burgh & District 65, Freiston 66-1;


Timberland 141, Lindum 3rd 144-6 (Bauer 51no);

Claypole 135 (Ragless 54, Langford 4-55 inc hat-trick), Pinchbeck 137-6;

Boston 3rd conceded to Spalding 3rd

Moulton Harrox 2nd conceded to Belton Park 2nd


Claypole 251 (Ryder 56, Dobbie 56), Frieston 116 (Saeed 63, Endley 5-48) 














Stamford Town got their South Lincolnshire & Border League season off to a good start with a nine-wicket win over Sleaford 2nd that gained them 19 points, while Boston won their second game in a row to go top of the table with 38 points after rivals Bourne 2nd and Grantham were rained off.

Tom Baxter hit an unbeaten 127 of Boston’s 246 for six, but it was Paul Roberts who was the main architect of the victory over Moulton Harrox, hitting 61 runs and taking six wickets as Moulton were bowled out for 95.

Sleaford made 155 for nine against Stamford but an unbeaten 53 from David Piggott saw his side home.

These were the only two games played in the top flight, but in Division One four of the five were completed, with only Grantham 2nd v Baston rained off.

Market Deeping 2nd top the table with maximum points from their two games, while Billingborough 2nd, Boston 2nd and Long Sutton 2nd have each taken the maximum 20 points from their first match.

After Heckington’s huge score of the previous week, the village side were brought back down to earth with a meagre total of 50 all out, a total Market Deeping reached for the loss of three wickets.

Boston enjoyed a similar win over Woodlands, who were bowled out for 67. Boston claimed a five-wicket victory as a result. In another low scoring game, Billingborough beat Cavaliers, who were all out for 80, by nine wickets. Chris King scored 60 for Billingborough.

Mitch Griffiths made 66 for Friskney, who had 147 on the board when the final wicket fell. Spalding 2nd were made to fight hard for their win, losing seven wickets before an unbeaten 57 from Ansar Hussain saw them home.

Both Saturday games in Division Two were rained off, but on Sunday Lindum 3rd, Claypole and Freiston got their campaigns off to a good start. Lindum beat Pinchbeck by five wickets, Luke Endley made 79 runs and took eight wickets in Claypole’s win over Boston 3rd and Freiston overtook Moulton Harrox 2nd total of 140 for the loss of four wickets.


Premier Division


Boston 246-6 (Roberts 61, Tom Baxter 127no); Moulton Harrox 95 (Roberts 6-10);

Sleaford 2nd 155-9, Stamford 161-1 (Piggott 53no);

Long Sutton v Grantham – rained off, no play

Welby v Skegness 2nd – rained off, no play

Woodhall Spa 2nd v Bourne 2nd – rained off, no play

Lindum Ramblers v Belton Park – rained off, no play

Division One

Heckington 50, Market Deeping 2nd 53-3;

Woodlands 67, Boston 2nd 68-5;

Cavaliers 80, Billingborough 2nd 81-1 (King 60no);

Friskney 147 (Griffiths 66), Spalding 2nd 149-7 (Hussain 57no);

Grantham 2nd v Baston – rained off, no play

Division Two

Belton Park 2nd v Burgh & District – rained off, no play

Grantham 3rd v Timberland – rained off, no play

Pinchbeck 60, Lindum 3rd 61-5;

Claypole 268-6 (Dobbie 78no, Endley 79), Boston 3rd 73 (Endley 8-28);


Moulton Harrox 140 (Jake Morton 57no); Freiston 142-4 (I Ilyas 65)



Boston and Grantham got their South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division title challenges off to a good start with convincing wins over Long Sutton and Welby respectively.

But it was Division One that provided the game of the day as 577 runs were scored at Spalding for the loss of only six wickets.

Heckington were the visitors and they wasted no time in getting runs on the board, Chris Morley and Sam Elliott putting on 46 for the first wicket. Elliott was lbw to Tom Dale but this brought Sam Ogden to the crease in a partnership that added a massive 253.

Dale eventually bowled Morley for 160 and at the close Ogden was unbeaten on 107 with the total on 301.

Spalding 2nd were on equally good batting form and had 99 on the board when Mike Kearns went for 42. Simon Juckes joined Jim Clarke, who went on to make 59, then Juckes and Ansar Hussain put together a stand of 134 before Juckes became Liam Tunstall’s second victim, but not before scoring 87.

Hussain and Jamie Juckes continued to chase the total. Hussain made 45 but when the overs ran out Spalding were 26 short of their target.

In the only other game in Division One, newly-promoted Long Sutton 2nd made a good start with a nine-wicket win over Grantham 2nd, Rob Simpson taking six wickets for Sutton.

Belton Park came out on top in the highest scoring game in the Premier Division after putting Woodhall Spa 2nd in to bat.

Steady batting down the order saw the visitors end their 45 overs on 184 for nine, Gavin Clarke taking five wickets for Belton. Dan Reynolds then anchored the home side’s innings with 85 from 86 balls, and with good support from Matthew Law (33), helped his side to a six-wicket victory with seven overs to spare.

The tightest match was at Sleaford, where Lindum Ramblers were set a target of 176 by their hosts, Simon Godby hitting 42 and Jake Benson taking four wickets.

Victory looked a long way off when Lindum lost their first four batsmen in single figures but Angus Pickering and Benson dug in.

Pickering made 65 but Lindum then suffered another collapse and with nine wickets down still had a long way to go. Stuart Turner and James Mundy were the final pair and they resisted all attempts to dislodge them to take Ramblers to an unlikely victory, finishing on 24 and 20 respectively.

Boston failed to bowl newcomers Long Sutton out but restricted them to 154 for seven. New signing Paul Roberts then hit an unbeaten 69 to take Boston to an eight-wicket win.

Grantham triumphed by six wickets after bowling Welby out for 82 while 2013 runners-up Bourne 2nd got off to a good start with a five-wicket victory over Moulton Harrox.


Premier Division

Long Sutton 154-7, Boston 156-2 (Roberts 69no);

Woodhall Spa 2nd 184-9 (Clarke 5-45), Belton Park 187-4 (Reynolds 85);

Sleaford 2nd 176, Lindum Ramblers 177-9 (A Pickering 65);

Welby 82, Grantham 84-4;

Moulton Harrox 128, Bourne 2nd 129-5;

Division One

Grantham 2nd 75 (Simpson 6-21), Long Sutton 2nd 76-1;

Heckington 301-2 (Morley 160, Ogden 107), Spalding 2nd 275-4 (Juckes 85, Clarke 57, Hussain 57)


Market Deeping 2nd got their South Lincolnshire & Border League Division One campaign off to a good start with a 20 point win over Spalding 2nd, thanks in part to one of their talented junior batsmen.

At 15, Sam Malton was the mainstay of the Deeping innings, putting on 101 for the second wicket with John McDougall - who top-scored with 77 - and 94 for the third with Richard Witt (38). Malton finished unbeaten on 76 as the home side posted 219 for five, Tom Dale taking three wickets for Spalding who struggled for runs.

Simon Juckes hit the highest total with 24 as the visitors were all out for 128, Jackson Andrews the pick of the bowling with three for 16 off 10 overs.

The full SLBL programme gets under way on Saturday with the pick of the Premier Division matches taking place at the Mayflower Ground, where title contenders Boston take on newly-promoted Long Sutton, who won Division One at their first attempt.

Tom Baxter continues as Boston captain and Matt Bull once again takes the helm at Long Sutton for what could be a tight game.

Grantham have made their intentions clear with the appointment of Mark Fell as player/manager – they are aiming for top spot and promotion to ECB League cricket. Fell has brought in Vikram Atri and David Whapplington from Bracebridge Heath and former Lincolnshire bowler Simon Oakes is expected to return to the side. Welby, who narrowly avoided relegation in 2013, are the visitors to Gorse Lane.

Bourne 2nd will be looking to build on last season’s good performances which saw them finish runners-up in the division as they take on Moulton Harrox at Abbey Lawn. Moulton were also in the relegation zone, finishing on the same points as Belton Park, who are home to Woodhall Spa 2nd while Sleaford 2nd entertain Lindum Ramblers.

Just two games are scheduled in Division One – newly promoted Long Sutton 2nd take on Grantham 2nd, also new to the division after league clubs agreed to move them up to accommodate Grantham 3rd. Finally, Spalding 2nd are in action once again, at home to Heckington.

Division Three matches will begin on April 26th.

Fixtures – 1pm start

Premier Division

Belton Park v Woodhall Spa 2nd

Boston v Long Sutton

Bourne 2nd v Moulton Harrox

Grantham v Welby

Sleaford 2nd v Lindum Ramblers.


Division One

Long Sutton 2nd v Grantham 2nd

Spalding 2nd v Heckington



Easter Saturday marks the start of the main South Lincolnshire & Border League 2014 programme, but for two teams the season gets under way this Saturday.

Market Deeping 2nd and Spalding 2nd will be in early Division One action at Outgang Road, both teams aiming to improve on 2013 when they finished in mid-table.

The home side are captained this year by Richard Witt, while Steve Norris will once again skipper Spalding.

The match starts at 1pm and spectators are welcome.




Key Contacts


Ann Boulton

T: 01469 531280



David Morris

T: 01205 369915



Dudley Hall

T: 01775 725669


General Information

The South Lincolnshire & Border League enters 2014 - its 45th season - with 36 teams in three divisions, having expanded steadily over the past few years.

In 1970, the league began with two divisions of eight, rising swiftly the following season when 11 new teams joined. At that time, the SLBL was chaired by Michael Brown who remains the longest serving chairman with 14 years service in that position. Grantham were the first winners of what was then the A Division.

In 1976, the league extended to four divisions which lasted until 2000 when several teams were invited to become inaugural members of the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League. Since then, promotion and demotion has operated between these leagues.
The SLBL committee has enjoyed remarkable stability with Charles Hughes serving 21 years as secretary and David Watson 26 as treasurer, both retiring in 2003.