Bourne return to winning ways; Deeping ease into third spot

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Bourne ended their winless run with a six wicket victory at Grimsby while Marker Deeping won a low-scoring match to move up to third in the Readers Lincolnshire Premier League on Saturday.

Conrad Louth struck an unbeaten 66 for Bourne, who made 135 for 4 in reply to their hosts’ 132. Grimsby paidg the price for electing to bat first on a rain-affected pitch as Darren Cousins put the Abbey Lawn side in a strong position with a five wickets for 36 from ten overs. Bourne’slised as the weather improved.

Market Deeping took over in third after an eight wicket win over Hartsholme who are now in deep trouble at the bottom of the table. Hartsholme were dismissed for just 90 by Deeping, who eased to 92 for the loss of just two wickets.

A last ball run out at Spalding kept Woodhall Spa at the top of the table while Matt Carter’s seven wicket haul of Lindum wickets helped Bracebridge Heath retain second place, just two behind the leaders.

This allowed Sleaford to move into fourth, Tim McIntosh hitting 70 runs in his side’s four wicket win over Skegness.

Louth moved up to sixth with a three wicket win over Haxey but were unable to bowl their opponents out to claim maximum points and are just one point ahead of Skegness.

Results: Hartsholme 90, Market Deeping 93-2; Lindum 86 (M Carter 7-33), Bracebridge Heath 90-0 (Cook 72no); Spalding 172 (Nel 84), Woodhall Spa 173-7; Haxey 150-9 (Scott 6-36), Louth 151-7; Skegness 190-6, Sleaford 194-6 (McIntosh 70); Grimsby 132 (Cousins 5-36), Bourne 135-4 (Louth 66no);