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Market Deeping gain their first win of the Lincolnshire Premier League campaign with victory over Lindum

Market Deeping collected their first victory of the Lincolnshire Premier League campaign as they sent Lindum tumbling to their maiden loss of the season on Saturday.

Being set a revised target of 163 due to the wet weather, Deeping reigned supreme to collect a three-wicket win.

Dave Sargeant and Zeeshan Manzoor both hit half-centuries for Deeping who had elected to field after winning the toss.

Dave Sargeant hit a half-century for Market Deeping.
Dave Sargeant hit a half-century for Market Deeping.

Lindum made 193-6 from their 50 overs against a Deeping side who handed debuts to Shahzad Amir and Javad Ghani.

The duo both made impressive Deeping bows as Amir conceded just 13 runs from his 10 overs while bowling four maidens and Ghani claimed 2-45 in his nine-over spell.

Ali Sharp had made the first breakthrough for the visitors when he trapped opener William Wright leg before.

Bit Aidan Lockwood and home skipper Rob Cook then put Lindum in control of the contest with an 83-run stand for the second wicket.

Josh Smith had Lockwood stumped by wicket-keeper Sam Malton for 45, but Carl Stubbs joined Cook to add a further 70 runs for the next wicket.

Manzoor claimed the vital scalp of Cook for 71, courtesy of a Sargeant catch, as Deeping finished with a flurry of wickets.

Will Taylor was caught second ball by skipper James Hook as Manzoor claimed his second wicket to finish with 2-13.

Ghani then bowled Stubbs for 33 with Tom Lindsay falling next ball courtesy of a Smith catch as Deeping finished strongly with Lindum pushing for more runs.

After a heavy downpour at tea which saw Deeping set a revised target, the visitors' reply looked in trouble at 17-3 with Smith, Connor Gillett and Malton all back in the pavilion.

However, Manzoor and Sargeant crafted a match-winning stand of 84 with the former plundering six fours and a six in his 51 off just 44 balls.

Hook added a further 48 runs in the next partnership with Sargeant who then fell for 59 as Cook claimed his second wicket.

Deeping captain Hook was next to fall for 18 but he had left his side in a strong position as Ross Barnes and Sharp guided them home over the finishing line.

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