Spalding Town produced a wretched batting display as they suffered a heavy home Lincs ECB Premier League loss against Lincoln Lindum on Saturday, while Market Deeping held on for a losing draw against rivals Bourne.
Starting with Town, the prolific Will Wright made 71 runs to help Lindum reach a solid, but gettable, 225-6 at Spalding Grammar School.
As it turned out, the total was more than enough with Spalding slumping to 96 all out in reply. Only Warren Nel (54) made any kind of score for Rob Ambrose’s charges, who are now 32 points clear of Haxey in the race for survival.
Over at the Abbey Lawn, Bourne and Market Deeping shared something of a run-fest at the Abbey Lawn. Bourne skipper Pete Morgan (64), Matt Hawken (62) and Conrad Louth (54) all recording half centuries in their 259-9 batting first.
Chris Jones made an impressive 74 for Deeping as they reached 233-9 and just hung on to record their first draw (losing) of the season.
More cricket in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.
• Results: Haxey 168-7, Skegness 169-3 (Lovelace 68no, Brackley 65no); Woodhall Spa 249-6 (O’Brien 113), Sleaford 251-2 (McIntosh 135no, Roberts 83no); Lindum 225-6 (Wright 71), Spalding 96 (Nel 54); Grimsby 221-8 (Crossley 64, Warwick 52), Bracebridge Heath 225-3 (Cook 125); Bourne 259-7 (Morgan 64, Louth 54, Hawken 62), Market Deeping 233-9 (Jones 74); Louth 210-6 (Ahmed 61), Hartsholme 197 (Spence 52, S West 5-52).