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Billingborough bag maiden win; two out of two for Deeping in cup competition

Ryan Bainborough hit 76 for Market Deeping 2nds. (2237670)
Ryan Bainborough hit 76 for Market Deeping 2nds. (2237670)

Billingborough claimed their first Premier Division victory of the South Lincs League and Border League season after a five-wicket win over Boston 2nds on Saturday.

They dismissed their visitors for 146 with Shaun Brown, Paul Goodwin and Matthew Dinley leading their charge.

Brown bagged 2-34 from nine overs while Goodwin was economical to return 3-25 from a 12-over stint with Dinley then delivering 3-18 to mop up the Boston tail.

Billingborough's reply got off to a slow start as both Euan Boswell and Goodwin fell cheaply to leave them on 14-2.

However, Brown then led the recovery before falling three runs short of his half-century after hitting six fours and two sixes.

Richard Wells then took over the mantle to steer Billingborough home with an unbeaten 32 which included six boundaries.

Stamford 2nds slipped below Billingborough in the standings after a batting collapse in their away match at Woodhall Spa 2nds.

They made a solid start to move onto 84-3 thanks to the efforts of Bryan Bennett (49), John Chell (12) and Arbas Nawaz (20).

However, Town then lost their last seven wickets for just 30 runs as Peter Jackson took 4-17 and Matthew Haslam claimed 3-25.

Will Dyer claimed a couple of early wickets in the Spa reply but, with opener Sam Cherry unbeaten on 37, they eased home inside 16 overs to claim their first win of the season.

Bourne 2nds went down to a 39-run defeat away at their Grantham counterparts.

Richard Hewitt had helped himself to three wickets with Tom Bentley bagging a brace to help restrict Grantham to 171-8 from their 45 overs. Jaden Fell top-scored with 73.

Bourne then struggled against the bowling of Danny Ashley (3-46) and Rahul Kumar (3-31) as several batsmen failed to build on solid starts.

Hewitt was Bourne's top scorer with 25 while Sam Harby hit 19 late order runs as the visitors were bowled out for 132.

A fledgling Uffington side went down to a 10-wicket defeat against Pinchbeck after being bowled out for 68.

Market Deeping 2nds made it two wins out of two in the South Lincs and Border League Cup after a 93-run win over Grantham 3rds.

Ryan Bainborough blasted 76 with Richard Witt (30) and Joe Malton (22) helping Deeping make 200 off 40 overs. Sam Durham was the pick of the Grantham bowlers with 5-27 from six overs.

Nick Andrews was then Deeping's five-star performer with the ball as Grantham were bowled out for 107.

Andrews, who took eight wickets a fortnight ago, continued his fine form with 5-22 from 10 overs while Witt and Nathaniel Cureton both took two wickets apiece.

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