Excellent Weekend Of Club Results

It was an excellent weekend of results for the Club with three senior and two junior wins.

On Friday night the under-15 side tharshed their Grantham counterparts by 10 wickets after bowling the home side out for 23 and then on Sunday the under-10 team recorded its second victory of the season beating Hartsholme by 53 runs. See the results pages for the teams for full scorecards.

On Saturday the 1stXI recorded a pleasing 15-poing wiining draw at last season's champions Bourne. Batting first Spa posted an impressive 271-6 with half centuries for skipper Jack Luffman (50), Jack Hughes (81) and Malinga Bandara (71). In reply, Bourne finished on 228-8 after being well set at one stage to chase down the daunting target. However, all the Spa bowwers bowled well but the brakes were really put on by the triplet of spinners Bandara (4-65), Etienne Botha (2-54) and Ross Dixon (1-40) with the eighth wicket via a run-out.

At home the 2nd XI recorded an impressive final ball victory against its Bourne counterparts who had arrived at Jubilee Park unbeaten. Batting first the home side amassed 255-9 thanks largely to a second senior century from Tom Dixon (102 not out). He was well supported by the returning Chris Anderson (35) and Henry Wilson (43), who continues to impress at this level. In reply Bourne made a super fist of it but the young 2nd XI, well led by Matt Sargeant in the absence of the injured Paul Timby, held their nerve to claim a memorable two run victory after Darren Hunt's final ball of the match saw just one leg-bye scored. Hunt and Alfie Lindsey each claimed two wickets with Lewis Holmes and Matthew Haslam claiming one apiece.

On Sunday the Wanderers 2nd XI travelled to take on Sleaford Academy in its second group match in the Division 3 Lincoln League trophy and came away with a seven wicket victory. Sleaford batted first and got off to a flying start but the introduction of John Temperton (pictured) soon stemmed the run flow and it was to be a day to remember for JT as he took career best figures of 6-28 off his 10 overs. Sleaford posted 181, a total which was passed by the Spa with more than eight overs remaining mainly thanks to a superb 96 from Etienne Botha and a typically aggressive 55 from Chris Anderson.