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Career-best figures for Deeping ace Andrews; Baston bowlers in top form




Nick Andrews claimed career-best figures after taking eight wickets for Market Deeping 2nds in their South Lincs and Border League Division One tussle at Claypole on Saturday.

Andrews returned 8-46 from his 12 over spell to stem Claypole's assault on Deeping's opening bowling attack.

Matt Ragless and James King had both scored 60 for the visitors who put on 124 for the first wicket before Andrews' introduction.

He trapped Ragless leg before and then had King caught by Ross Lowndes to bring Deeping back into the match.

Alex Ireland (41) hit some lusty blows in his 43-ball innings that included six fours and a six before he was caught by Joe Pearson off Andrews.

Andrews then swept through the middle order with four batsmen being clean bowled as Claypole crashed from 182-4 to 244-9 at the end of their 45 overs.

Deeping's reply had started promisingly with Ryan Bainborough (41) and Richard Witt (30no) helping them to 89-2 when rain stopped play.

Baston's bowlers were also in top form as they skittled Skegness 2nds out for 63 to race to an eight-wicket win.

James Roffe returned 5-35 from his nine overs while Adam Hilless took 3-3 from six overs, which included three maidens, as the Skegness batsmen struggled against the Baston attack.

Tom Law, batting at number nine, top-scored for the visitors with 24 as they were shot out inside 21 overs.

Baston made light work of chasing down their target as an unbeaten 24 from Felix Cunningham and James Tickler's 13 not out saw them home inside 11 overs.

Tom Bentley helped to blast Bourne 2nds to a four-wicket victory over Stamford Town 2nds in the Premier Division.

Bentley top scored with 71 as Bourne successfully chased down Stamford's tally of 152 all out.

Bentley had also claimed two wickets after conceding just 17 runs from his seven over spell.

Richard Hewitt also weighed in with four wickets including the crucial scalps of John Chell (23) and Arbas Nawaz (45) who had put on Town's best partnership.

Richard Field added 21 runs late on to take Town past the 150 mark.

However, despite Field returning 3-42 from his 10 over spell, Bourne were always in control.

Veteran Dave Christmas cracked an unbeaten 38 as Bourne reached their target with 15 overs to spare.

Billingborough were bowled out for 101 in their away match at Skegness who reached their victory target for the loss of six wickets.

Their Seconds also suffered a heavy defeat as they went down by 141 runs against Long Sutton 2nds in Division Two.

James Wright put the Billingborough bowling to the sword with an outstanding 126 as Sutton posted 263-4 from their 45 overs.

Billingborough battled valiantly in their reply against an in-form Ed Munson who led the Sutton attack with a six-wicket haul.

Mark Pilgrim (23) and Harvey Page (28) were Billingborough's top scorers as they were all out for 122 in 26 overs with Munson finishing with 6-49 from his 10 overs.

Uffington's home clash with Sleaford 3rds was abandoned due to the wet weather.

The visitors were 108-0 in their reply to Uffington's 200-9 with James Genever hitting 74.



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