Victory is done and dusted by tea-time

Pete Morgan
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Bourne were certainly in a hurry when they entertained Market Rasen in the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League on Saturday.

They had the visitors all back in the pavilion with just 101 runs on the board and then, thanks to a lusty 80 not out from Pete Morgan, they scorched to 104-0 and it was all over before 4.30pm.

Morgan hit 14 fours and three sixes while Tom Dixon was Bourne’s most successful bowler with 5-31 off 9.5 overs.

In the other two matches involving local sides there were runs galore from the opposition.

Sleaford rattled up a mighty 355-2 at rock-bottom Spalding with Ian Shorthouse leading the way on 203 not out.

Spalding were all out for 88 in reply.

At Outgang Road, Grantham batted first and compiled a formidable 293-4 with Karanjit Bansal smashing an unbeaten 169.

Market Deeping gained a draw with their 155-8 in response.

John McDougall took his runs tally for the season to 569, hitting 67 as Market Deeping 2nd tightened their grip on the South Lincolnshire & Border League Division One title.

They beat challengers Freiston L&L by just three wickets on Sunday to maintain their unbeaten record.

Meanwhile, Billingborough 2nd remain in danger after being on the receiving end of Boston 2nd’s two centuries.

Baston and Timberland continue to battle it out for the Division Two championship.

John Lamin made 59 in Baston’s win over Burgh & District.

The highest team score was at Spalding where Graves Park hit 306-8 against the home side’s 3rd XI – Liam Maskell with 140. Steve Clements then took 5-20 as Spalding collapsed to 48 all out.

Bourne 2nd and Spalding 2nd both won in the Premier Division.