CRICKET: Belton Park go fifth after easy victory

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South Lincs & Border League

Billingborough 2nd 60

Belton Park 63-2

Belton Park made short work of a poor Billingborough side in their Division One match, dismissing them for just 60 runs despite an assertive 45 from opening bat Will Charlesworth.

Unfortunately for him, he had little support from his colleagues as Will Helliwell took the first four wickets to produce an excellent return of 4-14. Gavin Clarke, with 3-12, and two wickets for Rohan Perera, wrapped up the innings.

Mike Paige was again consistently good behind the stumps, taking five catches.

Belton were untroubled in chasing down the runs with contributions from Richard Cocks (16), Callum Harrison (11), Dan Turner (19no) and Michael Gilbert (17no) bringing proceedings to a very premature end, taking Belton to fifth in the league.

The top of Division One is tight with Welby Cavaliers leading Long Sutton by eight points, these two now drawing clear of third placed Baston.

All three won at the weekend, Baston fighting out the closest game against Claypole, who were bowled out for 122. Baston then lost nine wickets before reaching their target, Andy Attewell taking five or them.

Welby bowled Timberland out for 144 and knocked the runs off for the loss of only two wickets while Long Sutton beat Boston 3rd by 73 runs.

In the Premier Division, Billingborough and Skegness opened up a gap at the top after third placed Freiston went down to Bourne 2nd.

Skegness trail Billingborough by 11 points but have a game in hand on their rivals who defeated Spalding 2nd by nine wickets.

Matt Haslam was the division’s top bowler, taking six for 18 as Woodhall Spa 2nd beat Grantham 2nd by five wickets.

Results:

Premier Division – Spalding 2nd 129 (Norris 61), Billingborough 130-1; Skegness 339-4, Market Deeping 2nd 154; Grantham 2nd 155 (J. Fell 53, Haslam 6-18), Woodhall Spa 2nd 156-5 (T. Dixon 56); Boston 2nd 169, Sleaford 2nd 172-4 (Colyn 73); Freiston 160 (Moeed 51), Bourne 2nd 162-4 (A Binns 50). Division One – Skegness 2nd 81, Moulton Harrox 82-1; Claypole 122, Baston 123-9 (Attewell 5-27); Timberland 144, Welby Cavaliers 145-2 (Kennedy 65no); Long Sutton 181-6, Boston 3rd 108; Billingborough 2nd 60, Belton Park 63-2. Division Two – Long Sutton 2nd 114, Heckington 115-3; Grantham 4th conceded to Pinchbeck.