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Bourne face Woodhall Spa at the Abbey Lawn needing seven points to win the Lincolnshire Premier League title




Bourne will be crowned Lincolnshire Premier League champions on Saturday if they can take seven points from their home match with Woodhall Spa.

The Abbey Lawn side last lifted the coveted crown seven years ago and have been the dominant force in the league this term.

Courtney Kruger’s side have lost just one game from 16 league outings and will be hot favourites to defeat a Woodhall team currently bottom of the table.

Courtney Kruger. (50618716)
Courtney Kruger. (50618716)

They moved a step closer to the championship at the weekend despite their match being cancelled on Saturday.

The wet weather forced the cancellation of their scheduled trip to Scunthorpe but Bourne's closest challengers - Grantham - were unable to make up substantial ground on the leaders after losing to Lindum by four wickets.

They now trail Bourne by 34 points with just two matches of the campaign remaining and a maximum 40 points up for grabs.

Market Deeping were able to get their match against Boston underway at the weekend before rain forced an abandonment.

Boston had been put into bat after Deeping won the toss at Outgang Road and visiting skipper Jonny Cheer inspired his side to make 271-8 from their 50 overs.

Cheer hit 17 fours and a six in his 130 off 109 balls before eventually being caught by Shahzad Amir off the bowling of Javed Ghani.

Amir had been the pick of the Deeping attack with 3-35 from 10 overs while Ghani and Hayatullah Niazi both took two wickets each.

The Deeping reply lasted just 6.2 overs before the heavens opened and washed out play with the hosts on 46-2 and opener Josh Smith unbeaten on 20.

Deeping play their penultimate match of the campaign this weekend when they travel to Scunthorpe.

Billingborough blitzed Moulton Harrox 2nds to maintain their Division One title push in the South Lincs and Border League at the weekend with Dave Newman in fantastic form for the championship challengers.

Newman smashed 24 fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 164 not out as Billingborough made 231-3 before declaring after 26 overs due to the threat of wet weather.

They then needed less than 24 overs to bowl out Harrox for 59 as Newman collected the final wicket to fall to finish with 2-20.

Tom Wesley had earlier returned 4-27 from seven overs with Shane George bowling three maidens in his 3-11 off 10 overs.

Baston's home match with Orton Park was abandoned with the visitors on 7-1 in their reply after nine overs.

Baston had batted first and made 210-9 from 45 overs with Ed Wass and Ben Hudson both hitting 42 and Liam Davies making 31.

Billingborough were seven-wicket winners after returning triumphant from their Division Two trip to Skegness 2nds.

They had bowled their hosts out for 178 with Callum Scott taking 4-43, Chris King 3-44 and Jacob Light 2-37.

Henry Gale (23), Chris King (27) and Light (21) got the Billingborough reply off to a solid start before an unbroken stand between Barriey Light (45no) and Scott (53no) saw the visitors to victory.

Moulton Harrox's home clash with Market Deeping 2nds in the Premier Division was abandoned at the halfway stage.

The hosts had made 253-3 after batting first with Josh Newton smashing an unbeaten century and opener Jack Barnett blasting 93 before the heavens opened with Deeping about to start their reply.



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