Bourne batsmen find scoring touch before rain wins day; Deeping washed out when finely poised
Market Deeping claimed the early local bragging rights with an opening day victory over near neighbours Bourne in Saturday’s Lincs Premier Division derby duel.
Bourne Cricket Club captain Pete Morgan believes a second successive top three finish will be classed as a successful season for the Abbey Lawn club.
James Tickler struck his maiden century to help Baston maintain their push for promotion in Division One of the South Lincs and Border League.
A high-scoring game at Market Deeping saw more than 570 runs and two six-wicket hauls as Bracebridge Heath once again topped the 300 mark.
Bourne wicketkeeper Carl Wilson remains on course for a historic treble as captain of Lincolnshire.