CRICKET: Louth hits another century for Bourne

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CONRAD Louth hit a century for the second week running as Bourne finished their Lincolnshire Premier League campaign on a high.

Bourne beat Sleaford, who nevertheless hung on to fourth place, by 70 runs with Jack Berry adding 55 and Carl Wilson and unbeaten 39 as Bourne ended on 246-7.

Berry then followed up his half century with excellent bowling figures of 5-28 in a man-of-the-match performance. Sleaford were dismissed for 176.

Haxey, already crowned champions, lost to Bracebridge Heath who sealed the runners-up slot with a 67 run win. And at the bottom of the table, Market Deeping gained the points they needed at Skegness to stay above Boston and avoid finishing at the bottom of the table.

Bracebridge were restricted to 185 for nine at Haxey but six wickets from Jason Trembath saw the home side bowled out for 118, of which Paul Bell hit 62.

In a higher scoring match at Richmond Drive, Skegness reached 242 for nine, Adrian Gordon making 53. Gordon then took four wickets but Market Deeping hung on to finish 191 for nine.

Boston may be propping up the league but the Mayflower team went out on a high note with a winning draw at Grimsby who bowled their opponents out for 241 but fell 47 runs short of their target for the loss of eight wickets. Despite Boston’s lowly position, opening bat Jonathan Cheer ended the season just two runs short of 800.

Lindum completed a steady climb up the table with victory over Louth who were out for 103 chasing the Lincoln side’s total of 227 for eight. And Hartsholme notched up the same score for the loss on nine wickets as they sent Woodhall down to sixth place with a winning draw at Ashby Avenue, Kit Spence the unluckiest batsman of the day when he was out on 99.


Lindum 227-8 (Hornsby 63, De Silva 75), Louth 103 (G West 63no); Bracebridge Heath 185-9, Haxey 118 (Bell 62, Trembath 6-50); Skegness 242-9 (Gordon 53), Market Deeping 191-9; Boston 241 (Azim 65), Grimsby 194-8 (Morgan 58); Bourne 246-7 (Louth 100, Berry 55), Sleaford 176 (Berry 5-28); Hartsholme 227-9 (Spence 99), Woodhall Spa 194-9.