Cricket: Lincolnshire Premier League review

Tom Andrews bowls for Market Deeping
Tom Andrews bowls for Market Deeping

Tom Andrews took five wickets for a victorious Market Deeping while Bourne’s inconsistency struck again in the Readers ECB Lincolnshire Premier League on Saturday.

Andrews’ haul helped put Deeping in the driving seat at home against Haxey with the 2012 champions, who are struggling this season, bowled out for 122.

Andrew’s five fell for 45 runs and Deeping went on to win by six wickets.

Bourne missed the chance to go above Louth after failing to reach the target of 216 for 8 set by Lindum.

Saikat Sarkar made 76 for the Lincoln side, who bowled Bourne out for 135, Tom Lindsay and Stuart Turner taking four wickets each. The reusult moved Lindum up to fifth while Bourne remain lodged in the wrong half of the table.

Sleaford gained three points on leaders Woodhall Spa after bowling Louth out for 83 while Woodhall picked up 17 points in a tight finish against Skegness. The seasiders made 277 for six but the leaders triumphed in the last over by just one wicket.

Bracebridge Heath, who didn’t concede a single extra, stay third but, as in previous weeks, Spalding hung on to their last wicket.

At the bottom of the table, Hartsholme moved closer to Haxey, who still have a 16 point advantage.

Results

Haxey 122 (Andrews 5-45), Market Deeping 123-4; Bracebridge Heath 267-8 (Cook 117, Bentley 51), Spalding 200-9 (Nel 85, M Kearns 73, Bradley 5-64); Grimsby 265-8 (Crossley 92, Genge 5-77), Hartsholme 161 (Brown 60); Skegness 277-6 (Houghton 57, Brackley 88no), Woodhall Spa 281-9 (Cheer 110); Lindum 216-8 (Sarkar 76), Bourne 135; Louth 83, Sleaford 84-1.