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Adatia and Perera continue potent partnership

Market Deeping v Lindum. Photo: Alan Walters (3323578)
Market Deeping v Lindum. Photo: Alan Walters (3323578)

Rain ruined a thrilling finish to Market Deeping’s Lincs Premier Division duel with Lindum at Outgang Road on Saturday.

The hosts needed just five runs for victory with only one wicket to spare when the heavens opened to wash out proceedings.

Deeping had managed to bowl out their visitors for 105 with the in-form Sachithra Perera again leading their charge with a five-wicket haul.

After Ross Lowndes and James Hook had struck early on to reduce Lindum to 29-2, Perera and Mehul Adatia again proved a potent partnership.

The duo had collected all 10 Louth wickets between them last weekend and continued to wreak havoc on Saturday.

They broke the 49-run partnership between William Wright (32) and Will Taylor (35) for the third wicket as Lindum lost their last seven wickets for just 27 runs.

Perera pocketed 5-27 from 10.1 overs to maintain his position at the top of the league’s bowling averages while Adatia bagged 3-30 from 11 overs with the pair also picking up two catches apiece.

Deeping were soon in trouble in reply as Aaron Onyon - newly returned to the Lindum side - and William Wright reduced the home team to 44-7 despite the efforts of Jamie Morgan (21).

This brought Perera and Adatia to the crease and they put on 23 vital runs for the eighth wicket until the former was dismissed by Onyon for 18.

Adatia and Lee Peacock added another 11 runs to the total before the latter was trapped leg before by Joe Peatman.

This left the final pair of Adatia (22) and Lowndes with the task of putting on 25 for the last wicket.

The pair stuck to their task but, with the score on 101, torrential rain swept the ground and no further play was possible.

Bourne’s match away at Woodhall was abandoned with the visitors on the verge of bowling out the Spa side.

Colin Cheer had taken three wickets with a trio of run-outs from Sam Evison, Jordan Temple and Ben Keast helping reduce to Spa to 196-9.

That was after a solid start which saw Harsha Vithana (83) and Prasanna Jayawardene (52) put on 126 runs for the third wicket.

Woodhall then lost six wickets for just 24 runs before the heavens opened and brought a premature end to proceedings.

Market Deeping v Lindum. Photo: Alan Walters (3323588)
Market Deeping v Lindum. Photo: Alan Walters (3323588)

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