Bainborough leads Deeping 2nds' run blitz; Baston blasted out for 31
A six-wicket haul from Tom Bentley helped Bourne 2nds bounce back to winning ways in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday.
The Abbey Lawn side had suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend, but Bentley's 6-36 from 10 overs helped skittle Grantham 2nds out for 115 and secure an emphatic 108-run win for Bourne.
They had batted first after winning the toss at Gorse Lane with skipper Jon Howard hitting a half-century for Bourne.
Josh Bentley made 25 while Tom Bentley blasted 40 with Tom Patchett (29) and Ben Woodward (20) helping Bourne post 223-8 from their 45 overs.
Xanti Xipu picked up a couple of early wickets in the Grantham reply before Tom Bentley started his bowling blitz of the home batsmen.
His haul included the scalp of home top scorer Martin Parmley (52) while Richard Hewitt also helped himself to a couple of wickets as Grantham were shot out for 115 to keep Bourne in second spot behind league leaders Spalding.
Billingborough bagged their first win of the season after defeating a Graves Park side, who had beaten Bourne 2nds last week, by 73 runs.
Richard Wells blasted an unbeaten 68 not out for Billingborough, which included 12 boundaries, as they posted 244-9 from their 45 overs after being put into bat.
Jed Humphries also hit a half-century for the hosts while opener Paul Goodwin smashed five fours in his 25.
Joe Gilbert led the Graves Park reply with a stunning century as he smashed 17 fours in his 114, but Chris King (13) and Martin Hodgson (21) were the only other visiting batsmen to make double figures as they were bowled out for 171.
Riley Pickwell led the Billingborough bowling with 3-33 off seven overs while Stuart Gollop grabbed 2-24 off nine.
Humphries and Goodwin also picked up two wickets apiece with Mark Simpson finally trapping top scorer Gilbert leg before.
Ryan Bainborough led Market Deeping 2nds' run spree as they stayed in pole position in Division One after an emphatic 171-run win at home to Welby Cavaliers.
Bainborough blasted 102 as Deeping racked up a massive 302-6 from their 45 overs with Richard Witt (36), Paul Bird (41), Dave Gillett (54) and Nathaniel Cureton (25) all making key contributions.
The 10-man Cavaliers were then skittled out for 134 despite the efforts of Ashutosh Mishra (41) and Robin Edlington (30).
Cureton claimed 2-41 and also executed a run out before Karl Green's devastating spell of 4-10 from six overs crushed Cavaliers.
Baston were bowled out for 31 as Moulton Harrox stormed to a convincing 221-run win in the same division.
Harrox had made 252-6 from their 45 overs with Jake Morton (57) and Jack Barnett (87) their chief contributors as John Lamin claimed 2-32 from seven overs for Baston.
The visitors were then skittled out inside 24 overs with none of the Baston batsmen making double figures as Nohman Jarral claimed 4-6 from six overs.
Stamford 2nds were handed a 20-point walkover win after visiting Boston 3rds were unable to raise a side for their trip to Uffington Road.
Uffington lost ground on the leading lights in Division Two after an eight-wicket home defeat against Grantham 3rds.
They had made 219-7 from their 45 overs after electing to bat first with opener Jak Garner (65) and Alistair Pike (30) getting them off to a strong start.
However, Grantham opener Oliver Barry eclipsed the efforts of the home batsmen by smashing an unbeaten century to lead the visitors to victory.
Barry blasted 109 not out and was unbeaten with Ryan Wilson-Law (42no) at the close as Grantham won inside 30 overs despite Maddie Pike and Lucy Britton picking up a run out apiece for Uffington.
Billingborough 2nds were unable to halt the charge of table-topping Newborough 2nds who amassed a colossal 454-5 from their 45 overs.
Paul Richardson rattled up 149 runs for the hosts while Joe Mills (87) and Andy Walker (54no) were also to the fore for Newborough.
Mark Pilgrim (28) and Bill Sadler (20) were then the pick of the Billingborough batsmen as they were bowled out for 86 as Nigel Griffin grabbed 4-29 from his 12 overs.