Deeping win, Bourne draw and Billingborough lose in mixed day of Lincs Premier action

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Lincs Premier Division leaders Bourne were frustrated by bottom club Market Rasen in a low-scoring draw at Abbey Lawn on Saturday.

On a tricky track Bourne found runs hard to come by and at the end of their 55 overs had reached 177-9 with Carl Wilson unbeaten on 63.

Market Rasen were 125-8 in reply with Tom Dixon taking five wickets for 44 for Bourne, who picked up 15 points for the winning draw and now lead the way at the summit by nine points.

Market Deeping did really well to win by 23 runs at Woodhall Spa, who were second in the table.

Tom Andrews turned in a fine performance with bat and ball. First he made 73 not out as Deeping posted 160-9 off 50 overs and then took 4-42 as Woodhall Spa were dismissed for 137.

Deeping skipper Dave Gillett said: “That was the most complete performance we have put together for a number of years. We coped really well batting-wise when the wicket was at its most difficult and the ball was doing all sorts of things, and then our bowling and fielding was first class.”

Spalding lost at home by six wickets to Skegness after being all out for 160.

League new boys Billingborough had a tough afternoon in the Premier Division, losing to Louth by 51 runs.

The village side won the toss and chose to take the ball first with considerable success.

Joe Braithwaite was the pick of the Billingborough bowlers, taking six wickets for 44 runs in his 17 overs to help his side bowl Louth out for 101 but it was not a day for batting for either side.

Just a single Billingborough batsman, open Andy Scott (13), got into double fixtures and Louth took the final wicket with just 50 runs on the scoreboard after 24 overs to take the victory.