Bourne beat Nettleham in the Lincolnshire Premier Cricket Club
Sam Evison helped mastermind a seventh successive Lincolnshire Premier League victory for Bourne at the weekend.
After carrying his bat for a match-winning century in last week’s derby win over Market Deeping, Evison was again unbeaten on 89 not out as Bourne recorded a six-wicket victory against Nettleham on Saturday.
He was joined by wicket-keeper Carl Wilson in a superb 141-run stand as Bourne bounced back from being reduced to 26-4 to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.
Eleventh-placed Nettleham had batted first after Bourne had won the toss, with Ben Woodward leading the visiting attack.
Woodward took 5-24 from a terrific 9.4 over spell as Nettleham were dismissed for 166 inside 49 overs.
Evison took 2-26 and Brandon Diplock 2-35 from their 10-over stints, with Colin Cheer claiming the other wicket to fall.
Cheer had seen Rhett Bridgens caught behind by Wilson for 34, while also taking the catch off Woodward’s bowling to dismiss Nettleham’s other leading run-maker Mitchell Slattery for 58.
The Bourne reply was soon in trouble when Jordan Temple and Jonny Cheer both departed without scoring, while Woodward was unable to repeat his bowling exploits with the bat as he fell for four.
Nettleham’s opening attack of Bridgens (2-19) and James Pickering (2-38) looked to have put the hosts in control.
However, Evison and Wilson joined forces to maintain Bourne’s strong start to the defence of their title.
Opener Evison plundered 13 fours and a six in his 89 not out, while Wilson offered solid support with seven boundaries in his unbeaten half-century.
The win keeps Bourne in second spot, one point behind leaders Grantham - who also boast a 100% record along with third-placed Sleaford, who visit the table-toppers on Saturday.
Bourne host sixth-placed Woodhall at the Abbey Lawn.