Win moves Bourne Seconds third in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division

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Bourne Seconds moved up to third in the South Lincolnshire & Border League Premier Division following a win at Welby at the weekend

It was all change at the top of the league as Grantham scored a slender two wicket win over former leaders Boston.

Grantham now share top place with Lindum Ramblers who moved up from third following a nine wicket victory over Long Sutton.

Just six points separate Grantham, Lindum, Bourne and Boston.

Elsewhere in the division Stamford enjoyed a 28 run win over Belton Park.

Steve Holland scored almost half to Stamford’s runs with a personal tally of 78 to help his side to 167-9.

Stamford are 10th in the league after a difficult start to the season.

In Division Two, Market Deeping Seconds suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Grantham Seconds for whom Adrian Wing took five wickets.

Deeping stay top, five ahead of Grantham with Spalding Seconds in third place after their win over Baston. Ansar Hussain hit 88 for Spalding but Saihan Azim of Boston Seconds was the day’s top scorer and only centurion with 102 in his side’s victory over Cavaliers.

At Heckington, Nathan Garfoot’s hat trick couldn’t prevent a defeat for Billingborough Seconds who lie fifth, just one point behind their opponents.

Freiston, Lindum Thirds, Claypole and Pinchbeck are battling out the lead in Division Two.

Premier Division

Long Sutton 73, Lindum Ramblers 76-1;

Boston 63 (Oakes 5-17), Grantham 64-8;

Stamford Town 157-9 (Holland 78no), Belton Park 128 (Pollard 56);

Skegness Seconds 101, Sleaford Seconds 102-6;

Woodhall Spa Seconds 131-8 (McCarrick 54), Moulton Harrox 132-7 (J Barnett 70);

Bourne 189-7 (Howard 78), Welby 45 (Xipu 5-10);

Division One

Boston 2nd 250-8 (Azim 102), Cavaliers 125;

Long Sutton 67, Friskney 68-3;

Market Deeping Seconds 100 (Wing 5-28), Grantham Seconds 104-6;

Spalding Seconds 195 (Hussain 88), Baston 131-8;

Heckington 166 (Charlton 85, Garfoot 4-44 inc hat trick), Billingborough Seconds 130 (Elliott 5-31);