CRICKET: King reigns supreme but Spa dashed by the weather at Belton Park

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Woodhall Spa second team were denied by the weather in their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash at Belton Park on Saturday.

Spa posted ann impressive 212-7 before they declared during the first rain delay.

Opener Rob Bee played well for his 43 as did skipper Paul Timby (24) but it was the seventh wicker partnership of 116 between Matthew Haslam (48) and Alex King (51 not out) that made sure of another good total.

Haslam played with intelligence and experience while King produced some lusty blows down the ground to register his first half-century for the club.

In reply, the home side were 93-3 from 28 overs before the rain put a halt to proceedings - Jack Cooke, Haslam and Timby the men with the wickets.

n The Wanderers 2nd XI started their season with a convincing eight wicket win over Nocton at Jubilee Park.

Nocton batted first and were bowled out for 152 thanks in the main to some impressive bowling from Alfie Lindsey (3-20), Kieran Richardson (3-15) and Etienne Botha (2-31).

The young Spa side also impressed in the field with wicket-keeper George Lindsey taking two scalps.

His day got even better in the run chase as together with opening partner Adam Barker, he put 109 on for the first wicket.

Barker, making his first league appearance for the club, batted impressively and registered his maiden half century before being dismissed for a fine 63.

Lindsey continued to bat on and carried his bat for a career best 45 and the winning runs were hit by 12-year-old Ollie Caswell (4 not out).