Bourne beaten by struggling Peterborough Town

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Bourne 1st team suffered defeat away at Peterborough Town in the Rutland League Division One on Sunday.

Town won the match up by 94 runs after setting a total of 260-3.

Peterborough shipper Jamie Smith won the toss and chose to bat. Wicketkeeper Chris Milner opened proceedings and made 27 runs before he played a lose shot which was caught off the bowling of Drew Castle.

Castle was responsible for the second wicket of the afternoon as well, accounting for Kyle Medcalf for 23 thanks to a catch by Pete Morgan.

However Marcus Howard proved to be an immovable object and his 84 not out, which included seven fours and a pair of sixes, went a long way to delivering victory for the visitors.

Sam Evision took the only other wicket of the day for Bourne, trapping Danny Mohammed lbw when he was going well on 66 runs.

David Clarke came in and helped push the score on with a useful 29 not out.

The Town score was decent but not impossible to overcome and after tea Bourne opener Morgan started really well.

He went on to make 74, which included 14 boundaries.

However at the other end of the wicket his partners were changing with far too regularity, Robert Dunn was in and out for six, Jordan Temple could only add 14, the same score as Sam Evision and after that only Ben Stroud with 21 offered any real help.

The result was Bourne were all out for 166 in just the 33rd over, which was a slight surprise considering Peterborough are currently in the relegation zone Division One. Bourne sit in fourth behind runaway leaders Uppingham Town, Nassington and Barnack who they play on Sunday.