Bourne beat Market Deeping in rain-affected Lincolnshire Premier League derby duel
Bourne bagged the derby day spoils after a rain-affected Lincolnshire Premier League clash with near neighbours Market Deeping on Saturday.
The Abbey Lawn side had managed to bat for the full 40 overs as the rain held off long enough for Bourne to post 214-6.
The two teams then re-emerged after an extended break for tea with Deeping chasing a revised target of 103 from 12 overs.
In worsening conditions, the Bourne bowlers were dominant and restricted their hosts to 15-1 to secure an 87-run win in the Division South showdown.
Pete Morgan had been the backbone of the Bourne innings after hitting 97 runs off 94 balls which included 12 fours and a six.
Jordan Temple (12) and Sam Evison (14) had opened up proceedings for the hosts before falling to Jacob Howe and James Hook respectively.
Skipper Courtney Kruger and Morgan added 47 runs for the third wicket until the former was trapped leg before by Josh Smith.
Morgan then took centre stage in a 62-run stand for the fourth wicket with Archie Stroud who made 15 before being caught by Alex Green off the bowling of visiting skipper Hook.
The same Deeping combination then ousted Tom Bentley for eight before Morgan fell three runs short of his century.
He was trapped leg before by Hook who was the pick of the Deeping bowlers with 4-46 from his eight-over stint. Smith finished with 1-32 from a similar spell while Howe ended on 1-43.
The Deeping batsmen found runs in short supply in difficult batting conditions as Matt Kidd and Evison kept the visitors in check.
Kidd claimed 1-3 from a five over spell which included three maidens and saw him have Smith caught out by Ben Woodward for eight.
Evison conceded just eight runs from his six overs which also included two maidens that left Deeping still seeking their first win of the Covid-affected campaign.
Deeping host Bracebridge Heath this weekend while Bourne make the trip to face Sleaford.
HOW THEY STAND
P W L A PTS
Grantham6 5 0 1 22
Bourne 6 3 2 1 14
Boston 6 3 3 0 12
Sleaford 6 2 2 2 12
Market Deeping 6 0 5 1 2