Wins for Sleaford, Heckington and Billingborough - cricket

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Sleaford CC began their Lincs ECB Premier campaign with an eight wicket success over Bracebridge Heath.

The visitors were dismissed for 187 with Cameron hall and Shaan Patel taking three wickets each, and Thomas Willoughby and Thomas Shorthouse both adding two. Shorthouse’s unbeaten 76 helped Sleaford to 189-2, further runs coming from Patel (50), Willoughby (37 not out) and Ayush Patel (18).

The Seconds won by 75 runs at Spalding, Daniel Hutson (41) top scoring as Sleaford posted 185 for 8. Max Lorimer (four) and Giles Goddard (three) were the pick of the bowlers as Spalding were dismissed for 110.

On Sunday Sleaford Women won by 18 runs at Blyth in the East Midlands Women's Super 8s, Rebecca Hudson (12) top scoring as Sleaford reached 80 for 4. Blyth finished their 16 overs on 77 for 7, Abigail Hannan taking four wickets.

The Sunday Firsts were beaten by nine wickets against Fulbeck in the Lincoln and District League Premier Division. Sleaford were all out for 182 with Fulbeck posting 183 for 1.

The Sunday Firsts won by seven wickets at Billingborough, the hosts dismissed for 133 and Sleaford reaching 134 for 3.

On Saturday Sleaford Firsts travel to Bourne and the Seconds entertain Woodhall Spa Seconds. On Sunday the Thirds host Freiston LL Seconds while the Women face Blankney and hosts Newark Ransom and Marles.

Billingborough beat Orton Park by 83 runs in Saturday’s SLBL Division One contest, Richard Wells’ unbeaten 131 the highlight as they reached 242 for 6. The visitors were out for 159, Aaron Pullum and Stuart Gollop taking three wickets each.

This Saturday Billingborough travel to Ancaster while the Sunday side host Scothern.

Will Charlesworth’s 45 runs helped Heckington to 171 as they beat Moulton Harrox in the SLBL Division One. The away team were dismissed for 153.

The Seconds were beaten by five wickets as they hopsted Spalding Thirds. Spalding reached 73 for 5 after dismissing their rivals for 70.

This weekend Heckington travel to Spalding Seconds while the Sunday side entertain Carholme.