Market Deeping held up the march of Bracebridge towards their first Lincs Premier Division title since 2011 with a draw on Saturday.
The table-toppers struck 241-7 in their 50 overs before restricting Deeping to 170-7.
Meli Adatia and Tom Andrews both picked up three wickets for Deeping with Emile Kriek’s unbeaten 53 ensuring they returned home with just a third draw of the season.
Meanwhile, Bourne beat Louth by five wickets with skipper Pete Morgan (96), a centurian the previous weekend, again in excellent touch.
Seamer Jack Berry had earlier claimed 5-63 for fourth-placed Bourne as Louth were dismissed for 191.
Relegated Spalding were beaten by five wickets by fellow strugglers Grimsby despite a decent all-round display from Nuwan Jayasena.