Grantham and Melton Cricket Association: Sproxton land title, Queniborough made to wait

Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby finished just 15 points short of promotion in Division Two. From left, back - Ryan Sharp, Adam Brierley-Lewis, Craig Caunt, Andy Lacey, Matt Lacey, Michael Corker; front - David Iliffe, Chris Holland, Adam Holland, Liam Langley, Alex Corker. EMN-180919-083714002
Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby finished just 15 points short of promotion in Division Two. From left, back - Ryan Sharp, Adam Brierley-Lewis, Craig Caunt, Andy Lacey, Matt Lacey, Michael Corker; front - David Iliffe, Chris Holland, Adam Holland, Liam Langley, Alex Corker. EMN-180919-083714002
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Sproxton were crowned Division Two champions of the Grantham and Melton Cricket Association without having to bowl a ball in anger.

Their final match at Market Overton was conceded, giving them 20 points which leapfrogged them above long-time leaders Illston Abbey who had to settle for the second promotion spot, just ahead of Queniborough Seconds and Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby.

Melton Mowbray's Sunday XI finished mid-table in Division Two. Fromn left, back - Max Braime, Simon Claricoates, Charlie Meredith-Wood, Johnny Cropper, Harvey Stokes, Archie Cropper; front - Liam Tew, Ben Redwood, Jamie Tew, Morgan Kilburn, Karl Tew. EMN-180919-083725002

Melton Mowbray's Sunday XI finished mid-table in Division Two. Fromn left, back - Max Braime, Simon Claricoates, Charlie Meredith-Wood, Johnny Cropper, Harvey Stokes, Archie Cropper; front - Liam Tew, Ben Redwood, Jamie Tew, Morgan Kilburn, Karl Tew. EMN-180919-083725002

Just one game remains in the division with mid-table Croxton Kerrial hosting Market Overton this weekend, looking for a repeat of Sunday’s five-wicket win in the reverse fixture.

The Division One programme ended on Sunday, and Ashby Carington sealed a third place finish with victory at Belvoir.

Louis Massarella hit an unbeaten 121 and Jay Dyer made 55 as Ashby posted 273-4 from their 40 overs.

Dan Wilson (64) and Gareth King (70) gave the hosts a sniff of chasing down the imposing target, but they fell 30 runs short at 243-7.

British Shoe Corporation’s 15-run win at Sileby on Sunday, means Queniborough must wait until this weekend to clinch the Premier Division title.

Queniborough, who are bidding for a fourth straight title, need just three points when they travel to Corporation, their nearest rivals, this Sunday in the final match of the season.