Grantham and Melton Cricket Assn: Waldron ton helps Tilton stay top

Egerton Park's Sunday XI, from left, back - Joe Barnard, Tom Glover, Hedley Lovegrove, Jordan Woolcock, Zaheer Hussein; front - Jack Simmonds, Alex Barber, Jacob Bates, Charlie Madden, Connor Beeken, Tom Mold. EMN-160106-105500002
Egerton Park's Sunday XI, from left, back - Joe Barnard, Tom Glover, Hedley Lovegrove, Jordan Woolcock, Zaheer Hussein; front - Jack Simmonds, Alex Barber, Jacob Bates, Charlie Madden, Connor Beeken, Tom Mold. EMN-160106-105500002
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A century from Chris Waldron helped Tilton and Lowesby to a comfortable victory at Barkby on Sunday to stay top of Division One.

Waldron’s unbeaten 114 and 44 from opener Ben Miles helped the visitors post a commanding 269-4 from their 40 overs.

John Pook hit 63 in Barkby’s reply, while several batsmen made starts, but the hosts couldn’t keep up with the run rate and fell 55 runs short on 214-6.

Queniborough Second XI moved within five points of the leaders after taking maximum points at Bottesford.

Three wickets apiece for Uday Bapodra (3 for 17) and Rudy Patel (3 for 8) helped bowl the hosts out for just 94, wicket-keeper Aidan Brooks top scoring with 26.

Bottesford strike bowler Daniel Barratt (4 for 9) put the skids under the chase by blowing away Queniborough’s top order, but William Vamplew (21) and Hayden Whittaker (28 not out) eased the visitors to a four-wicket win.

Elsewhere, Ashby Carington Second XI heaped more misery on winless Frisby with a nine-wicket win at Washstones Lane.

In Division Two, the Corbett brothers helped Syston Town record their first win by 79 runs against Rothley Park, Tom hitting 128 and George taking 5 for 43 in the reply.