CRICKET: Lincs Weekend results

Weekend round up

The Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League top of the table clash between Market Deeping and Bourne lived up to expectations, producing over 520 runs, a century and three half-centuries.

But it was Cross O’Cliff Court that produced the most exciting game of the day as the home side hung on for a one wicket victory.

Bourne’s Carl Wilson was the century-maker while Jamie Morgan hit 50 for Deeping off 30 balls – including 30 off one Jack Berry over made up of six fours (one off a no-ball) and a six.

The leaders ended with 274 for seven while Deeping reached 252 for nine at the close, giving Bourne a 12 point lead to the top of the table.

Bracebridge moved into third, two behind Deeping, after bowling Sleaford out for a meagre 115, Matt Carter adding four wickets to his ever-growing haul.  But Sleaford hit back and Paul Cook’s team found themselves on 84 for nine and staring defeat in the face.

Enter bowler Matt Bradley, who joined wicketkeeper Hymie Bentley in a dogged fightback that took their side to the slenderest of victories.

Bracebridge took over third place from Louth who suffered an unexpected defeat in a high scoring game at home to Spalding that went to the penultimate ball of the match.

Batting first, Louth set the team from the south a target of 228, losing nine wickets on the way.  John Medler and Amila Wethasinghe made half centuries but the visiting batsmen were on even better form as Warren Nel made 99. 

Josh Newton then took over and was unbeaten on 85, taking his side to a welcome seven wicket win that kept them well above the bottom four in the table.

Skegness moved further away from the relegation zone with a six wicket win over bottom side Market Rasen who elected to bat on a good pitch but soon found themselves 33 for five. 

The middle order restored some stability and Rasen’s final pair defied the bowlers for several overs before Brendan Young took the last wicket to finish with four for 38.

Skegness in turn found the going tough, losing a wicket in the second over and with slow bowlers Matt Rutherford and Tom Boryszczuk working in tandem, the flow of runs dwindled. By the 19th over, the seasiders were 63 for two and by the 30th had only reached 79 for four.

However, Young joined skipper Norman Brackley and this partnership saw their side to victory in the 39th over.

Skegness are now 22 points up on Billingborough who got off to a steady start at Lindum then collapsed to 136 all out.  Ben Morrison (25) and Nathan Mill put on 39 for the first wicket but the visitors were then reduced to 48 for five.

David Gollop and Steve Scott added 34 and from 97 for eight, Richard Wells (25no) and Aaron Pullum put on another 38 while for Lindum, Ryan Sneddon and Jon Miller each took three wickets.

Lindum also lost early wickets but from 51 for five Richard Bishop (55no) and Miller (29no) saw their side to victory.

Grimsby once again hung on to take extra points for a draw when they took on Woodhall Spa at Jubilee Park.  Jonny Cheer made the day’s top individual score of 130 not out and Malinga Bandara hit 61 as Woodhall claimed the top total of 278 for five.

But Grimsby’s youngsters were up for the challenge and despite Bandara’s six wicket haul, finished their innings on 153 for nine.

Results

Market Rasen 123, Skegness 124-6;

Sleaford 115, Bracebridge Heath 119-9;

Bourne 274-7 (Wilson 100, Bentley 73), Market Deeping 252-9 (Jones 57, Morgan 50);

Billingborough 136, Lindum 137-5 (Bishop 55no);

Louth 228-9 (Medler 55, Wethasinghe 53), Spalding 229-3 (Nel 99, Newton 85no);

Woodhall Spa 278-5 (Cheer 130no, Bandara 61), Grimsby 153-9 (Bandara 6-39);

 

 

P

W

L

Draw

NR

Bat

Bowl

Win

Total

Bourne

10

3

0

5

2

34

27

30

136

Market Deeping

10

5

1

2

2

24

33

50

123

Bracebridge Heath

10

4

3

1

2

30

34

40

121

Louth

10

4

1

2

3

23

28

40

118

Woodhall Spa

10

2

1

4

3

26

28

20

115

Lindum

10

3

3

2

2

24

33

30

113

Sleaford

10

3

2

3

2

26

32

30

111

Spalding

10

2

2

4

2

32

23

20

107

Skegness

10

3

4

0

3

18

22

30

85

Billingborough

10

0

5

2

3

13

26

0

58

Grimsby

10

1

5

2

2

15

18

10

55

Market Rasen

10

0

3

3

4

6

12

0

45

 

 

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