CRICKET: Derby duels among weekend showdowns

This weekend’s cricket action boasts a number of eye-catching derby matches.

Pick of the bunch is the renewal of the Lincs ECB Premier League rivalry between Market Deeping and Bourne’s top teams at Outgang Road (12.30pm).

Hosts Deeping go into the game 25 points clear of their perennial rivals, who have only won once so far.

Spalding also visit second-from-bottom Lincoln Lindum in the counties’ top league.

In the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division (1.30pm), title favourites Billingborough visit lowly Belton Park, while leaders Bourne 2nd face a real test of their title credentials against local rivals Stamford at the Abbey Lawn. Moulton Harrox, meanwhile, are bidding to break their duck for the season when they welcome fellow strugglers Sleaford 2nd to Broad Lane.

Division Two leaders Long Sutton face a derby of sorts at Billingborough 2nd, while second placed Baston welcome near-neighbours Boston 2nd to The Shrine.