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Defeats for Bourne and Deeping

After beating Bracebridge Heath last week, Bourne came back down to earth with an eight wicket defeat at home to Grantham in the South Division.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Bourne lost opener Sam Evison for eight, but Jack Berry joined Jordan Temple at the crease and the two lifted the score to 47 before Temple was caught on 26.

Berry soon followed and although wicket keeper Peter Morgan (30) and captain Courtney Kruger (8) pushed the score on to 71, when Morgan was dismissed the score quickly went from 91-5 to 91-7, with Dan Bandaranaike going for four and Matthew Kidd a duck.

There was some resistance from Ben Woodward (11) and Colin Cheer (12, but the home team were eventually all out for 129 from 38.5 overs.

In reply, Grantham had little trouble getting the runs required, getting 133-2 off 29.4 overs, Kidd taking 2-23 from six overs.

There was also defeat for Market Deeping, who went down by five wickets at Woodhall Spa in the Inter Division.

Deeping won the toss and elected to bat, but wickets fell steadily from the start, Josh Smith (13), Connor Gillett (6), Kieran Judd (12),captain James Hook (17) and David Sargeant (1) all going cheaply as the score stuttered to 63-5.

A spirited innings from Joe Malton, who hit 47 in 63 balls, including seven fours, gave Deeping some hope, but at the end of their 40 overs they werejust 155-7.

Bowlers Karl Green (2-30), Jacob Howe (2-36) and Alex Green (1-29) did their best to make a fight of it, but Spa hit the winning runs with five wickets and 7.1 overs to spare.

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