Bourne unable to catch top three in Border league

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Bourne Second XI continue to win in the South Lincolnshire & Border League but the fourth place side still can not catch the sides ahead of them in the league as they keeping on winning as well.

Leaders Grantham and challengers Boston returned similar results to retain the status quo at the top, Boston finishing 180 for nine before dismissing Moulton Harrox for 136 while Grantham were bowled out for 189 against Long Sutton who made 125.

Lindum kept up their challenge with a seven wicket win over Belton Park.

Bourne beat Woodhall Spa Second XI by 65 runs to keep pace with the top sides.

The closest game in the division was at Sleaford Second XI where Ben Burrows had an excellent day, hitting 59 of his sides’s 181 for eight, five wickets falling to David Holland.

Stamford Town then threatened the home side’s score as skipper Tom Williams hit 78 but the final wicket fell just 11 runs short, Burrows claiming a catch and four wickets.

Cavaliers continued to climb the Division One table, denting Billingborough Second XI title hopes with a six wicket win while Spalding Second XI scored a convincing win over Friskney to stay top.

In the tightest game in this division, Heckington returned to their early season tradition of close games, beating Market Deeping Second XI by just five runs.

Premier Division

Belton Park 128, Lindum Ramblers 134-3 (Sarkar 51no);

Bourne 2nd 212-3 (Temple 65no), Woodhall Spa 2nd 147;

Boston 180-9 (Cusack 5-50), Moulton Harrox 136;

Grantham 185 (Whapplington 53), Long Sutton 125;

Skegness 2nd 132-9, Welby 133-6;

Sleaford 2nd 181-8 (Burrows 59, Holland 5-46), Stamford Town 170 (Williams 78);

Division One

Heckington 141, Market Deeping 2nd 136;

Woodlands 167 (Shah 68no), Boston 2nd 168-6 (Baxter 56);

Baston 90 (Norse 5-3), Grantham 2nd 92-5;

Billingborough 2nd 68, Cavaliers 69-4;

Friskney 38 (Juckes 5-10), Spalding 2nd 41-1;