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Round-up of Saturday's action in the Lincolnshire Premier Cricket League



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A season's best haul from bowler Colin Cheer helped Bourne maintain their push for Lincolnshire Premier League honours on Saturday.

Cheer claimed 5-45 from his 9.3-over spell as Bourne beat Louth by 37 runs at the Abbey Lawn to keep top spot and their 14-point advantage.

They had batted first after winning the toss and their top order were all among the runs with Sam Evison and Ben Wright both scoring half-centuries.

Sam Evison is caught behind by Graham West off the bowling of Remembrance Nyathi for 55. Photo: Chris Lowndes (57878718)
Sam Evison is caught behind by Graham West off the bowling of Remembrance Nyathi for 55. Photo: Chris Lowndes (57878718)
Ben Wright (57878769)
Ben Wright (57878769)
Ben Wright (57878777)
Ben Wright (57878777)

Opener Evison made 55 while Wright scored 57 with Rob Bentley falling just three runs short of matching his team-mates when he was out for 47.

Jonny Cheer contributed 26 and opener Jordan Temple added 18 with Ben Warner unbeaten on 16 at the close as Bourne posted 271-8 from their 50 overs.

Louth made a solid attempt at reaching the required target and were well placed at 175-4 with Remembrance Nyathi in fine form.

Jonny Cheer (57878781)
Jonny Cheer (57878781)
Jonny Cheer (57878789)
Jonny Cheer (57878789)
Sam Evison (57878734)
Sam Evison (57878734)

Nyathi then fell to a Wright catch off Colin Cheer for 64 and Bourne were able to assert their authority back on proceedings.

Jack Berry provided solid support to Cheer by taking 3-47 while Wright excelled with a diving catch to give Bentley his wicket as Louth closed their 50 overs on 234-9.

Bourne are in derby action on Saturday when they travel to Spalding who fell to a crushing 156-run defeat at second-placed Sleaford at the weekend.

Ben Wright (57878744)
Ben Wright (57878744)
Sam Evison (57878746)
Sam Evison (57878746)
Ben Wright (57878752)
Ben Wright (57878752)

Nilantha Atapattu had taken 3-59 while Brandon Andrews and Mitch Freeman claimed 2-37 and 2-53 respectively as Sleaford battled back from 47-5 to finish on 212 all out.

However, Scott Tite took 4-20 from his six overs while Drew Harbron (2-12) and Henry Cooper (2-5) both bagged a brace each as Spalding were skittled for 56 in their reply. Skipper Chris Dring was the only batsmen to make double figures.

Market Deeping are the form team in the division after recording a sixth successive victory with an 11-run win at Nettleham.

Zeeshan Manzoor made 78 while Connor Gillett (39) and Sam Malton (31) helped Deeping post 216-8 from their 45 overs.

Ashar Hafeez was then in fine form with the ball as he took 6-58 from 10 overs as Nettleham were bowled out for 205 in reply.



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