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Skipper Morgan's late onslaught proves in vain after away loss

Market Deeping were on the receiving end of a Woodhall Spa run spree as they crashed to a 119-run away loss in Saturday’s Lincolnshire Premier League clash at Jubilee Park.

Spa set Deeping a daunting 271-8 from their 50 overs after a string of solid showings throughout their innings.

After Jack Timby and Oliver Caswell had opened up with 36 runs for the first wicket, Ali Sharp and James Hook started to make an impression on the home batsmen.

Jamie Morgan (10711950)
Jamie Morgan (10711950)

Sharp had Timby caught by Sam Malton for seven and then 11 runs later Caswell was bowled by Hook before Sharp soon trapped Henry Wilson leg before to leave Woodhall on 50-3.

However, a half-century from Harsha Vithana started the Woodhall recovery despite Sachithra Perera pocketing a couple of wickets.

Perera had Joe Irving trapped leg before and then caught and bowled Matthew Sargeant for 33 to leave Spa on 155-6 after Vithana had been caught by Perera off the bowling of Dan George.

Jack Hughes (45) and Ross Dixon (55) then asserted their authority on proceedings with a match-defining 104-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

Dixon hit seven fours in his innings off 51 balls before he was stumped by Malton off Mehul Adatia with Hook also returning to attack to have Hughes caught by Connor Gillett as Woodhall closed on 271-8.

The Deeping reply was soon in trouble as Alex King claimed four of the top six batsmen to leave the visitors reeling on 69-6.

Tom Caswell also claimed a couple of wickets with only Hook (19) and David Sargeant (13) making double figures from the top order.

Skipper Jamie Morgan started the Deeping recovery as he smashed eight fours and a six in his 43-ball innings of 49.

But the wickets continued to tumble around him with only Malton (15) and Sharp (14) offering much resistance as Alfie Lindsey, Irving and Caswell combined to dismiss Deeping for 152.

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