Market Deeping dig in to hold league leaders to draw

Cricket.
Cricket.

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.