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CRICKET: Bourne close in on top place




Bourne are just six points off the top of the Lincolnshire Cricket Board Premier League after their sixth win of the season on Saturday, at Sleaford.

The magnificent victory at second place Sleaford puts them in touching distance of leaders Woodhall Spa. And Market Deeping aren't too far off the pace in fifth place after a comfortable win at Lindum.

Sleaford won the toss on Saturday and elected to field - but it was to be a long afternoon as Jordan Temple and Jack Berry set about their bowling attack, putting on 102 for the first wicket.

Jack Berry scored a century for Bourne.
Jack Berry scored a century for Bourne.

Berry went on to to score 102 and Temple 35, Sam Evison 36, Steven Crossley 12, Tom Dixon 22, Ben Keast 15 and Colin Cheer 10 not out as Bourne posted an impressive 281-9 off their 50 overs.

But Sleaford aren't second place for no reason and soon started chipping away at the ambitious target they had been set.

There were solid knocks from Dakota Rodgers (31), Chamara Kapugedara (40), Andy Hibberd (42) and Matthew Wing 40 not out, while Oliver Burford was unbeaten on 84.

Matthew Kidd took one of the wickets for Bourne.
Matthew Kidd took one of the wickets for Bourne.

But although the home side lost just four wickets, they fell 16 runs short of victory, with a wicket apiece for Matthew Kidd, Tom Dixon, Dan Bandaranaike and Jack Berry.

It was a much easier afternoon for Market Deeping, who bowled home side Lindum out for 103 from 35.3 overs after they had elected to bat. Sachithra Perera took 3-17 for Deeping, James Hook 3-39, Mehul Adatia 2-18 and Matthew Rose 1-25.

Sachithra Perera took took 3-17 for Market Deeping and then scored 27 with the bat.
Sachithra Perera took took 3-17 for Market Deeping and then scored 27 with the bat.

In reply, Deeping recovered from an awful start to hit the winning runs with three wickets and 11.1 overs remaining. At one stage the visitors were 24-4 but knocks from Sam Malton 12, Jamie Morgan 20, Matthew Rose 22 not out and Sachithra Perera 27saw them home.

Other results:

Woodhall Spa 204 (Wilson 57, Bansal 6-29), Scunthorpe Town 132 (Bansal 66);

Bracebridge Heath 200 (Fraser-Cattanach 55), Louth 203-5 (Darke 51, Collinson 63no);

Boston 201-5 (Cheer 84, Thilanchana 52), Grantham 131.



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