Cricket: Bourne enjoy best of A15 derby

Deeping pace bowler Matt Rose in full flow in Saturday's derby at Abbey Lawn. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG260512-43MD
Deeping pace bowler Matt Rose in full flow in Saturday's derby at Abbey Lawn. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG260512-43MD

CONRAD Louth was again the stand-out performer with the bat for Bourne, who had to settle for a winning draw against Market Deeping.

A week after cracking an unbeaten century, he made 87 in the Lincs ECB Premier League clash at Abbey Lawn on Saturday.

Bourne hit the day’s top team total of 263-8, Ben Stroud chipping in with 51 and Peter Morgan 40.

Alex Wheatley took Louth’s wicket and held catches to remove Stroud and fellow opener Robert Bentley (15).

Deeping wicketkeeper and number three Josh Bowers plundered 75 runs before he became one of Robbie Gow Kleinschimdt’s five victims.

But Deeping hung on to pick up ten points as the innings finished on 207-9.

South Lincolnshire and Border League Division One: Spalding marched on at the top of the table following their huge victory over Bourne 2nd.

The Kearns family had a good day as Spalding racked up the day’s highest total of 286-6.

Mike Kearns Snr fell just four runs short of a century while son Charlie took 6-18 as Bourne were skittled for just 38.

Playing catch up to both Spalding and Stamford, Billingborough couldn’t afford any slip-ups against Moulton Harrox.

Opener Geordie Scott raced to 25, with 20 of those in boundaries before misstiming a drive and getting caught off the bowling of Matt Barnett.

Dave Newman reached his half century before being dismissed for 52.

Billingborough were all out for 162, Harrison finishing on 34.

An under-par score meant they had to attack with the ball – and didn’t disappoint.

Scott hit the mark straight away, dismissing Jack Barnett and the next ball was far too good, trapping Cusack LBW for 0. After two overs, Harrox were on 0-2.

Harrox mainstay was Will Jex (36), who was solid from the front but helpless as Boro dismantled the rest of the batting line-up.

Dave Gollop was on fire and finished with outstanding figures of 8-2-19-5.

Harrox were all out for 87 in the 36th over.

Billingborough take on Spalding at Sleaford in the cup on Wednesday (6.20pm).

Market Deeping 2nd lost by nine wickets as Belton Park finally got their season under way.

Division Two: Tim Dyer took five wickets for six runs to help Baston to a five-wicket win over Heckington.

Division Three: Lindum Academy continued their good start to life in the bottom flight with a four-wicket win over Pinchbeck while fellow newcomers Friskney beat Spalding 3rd by five wickets.