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Bourne 2nds shared the spoils with Boston after the honours ended even in a tied South Lincs and Border League Premier Division match on Saturday.

Boston - who had also tied their match with Sleaford 2nds the previous weekend - batted first and made 192-9 from their 45 overs.

Freddie Arlott took 3-53 for Bourne while Ben Woodward and Dave Christmas both took two wickets apiece.

Matt Rose. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764971)
Matt Rose. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764971)

Woodward - who had scored a century last weekend - then led the Bourne reply with nine fours and a six in his 82.

Jon Howard hit 38 before Boston rallied and James Biggs was run out for 12 as Bourne pushed for victory on the final delivery with the scores all square.

Long Sutton made it back-to-back wins after an 80-run home victory over Woodhall Spa 2nds.

Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764972)
Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764972)

Sutton made 204-8 from their 45 overs with Adam Whitaker hitting a rapid 31 not out to take them past the double century mark.

Openers Adam Wright (37) and Phil Barnes (27) had got Sutton off to a steady start while Jake Burton chipped in with 21.

Whitaker then took 4-25 from eight overs while Burton claimed 3-17 as Woodhall were bowled out for 124 in their reply.

Jack Barnett. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56765010)
Jack Barnett. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56765010)

Market Deeping 2nds were unable to topple early pacesetters Newborough after a seven-wicket away defeat.

Nick Andrews (33), Lee Peacock (26) and Javad Ghani (21) had top scored as Deeping were bowled out for 156.

Greg Rowland then hit an unbeaten 40 as Newborough secured their win in the 39th over with Andrews, Peacock and Kester Sainsbury taking a wicket each for Deeping.

Stephen Coles. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764969)
Stephen Coles. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764969)

High-flying Grantham 2nds were too strong for Moulton Harrox at Broad Lane as they returned home with a 127-run victory.

Stewart Mudie hit an unbeaten 101 not out for the visitors who totalled 230-8 after batting first.

Lee Eyett took 4-40 while Stephen Coles and Thuva Murali bagged a brace each for Moulton who were bowled out for 103 in their reply.

Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764966)
Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764966)

Chris Beale top-scored with 32 as Jared Hackney led the visiting attack with 4-42 from 12 overs.

Billingborough suffered a fifth successive defeat after 111-run reversal against Sleaford 2nds.

Rhys Collings (118) and Ben Lambert (165) put on an awesome 317-run stand for the first wicket as Sleaford made 354-3 after batting first.

Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764965)
Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764965)

Billingborough made a good effort of chasing down such a daunting tally as they closed their 45 overs on 243-9.

Jonathon Payne plundered 10 fours and two sixes in his 62 after Mikey Atkinson (30) and Chris King (31) had made a half-century opening partnership.

Moulton Harrox 2nds are the early leaders in Division One after a six-wicket away win at Grantham 3rds.

Matt Rose. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764964)
Matt Rose. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764964)

They restricted their hosts to 146-9 with Harry Lovell (3-36) and Steve French (3-16) the pick of the Harrox attack.

Opener Mark Ramsden then led the bid for victory with an unbeaten 62 while Lovell was 22 not out at the close as Moulton secured the win inside 42 overs.

Baston were beaten by five wickets in their match at Ancaster.

Travis Harrison. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56765009)
Travis Harrison. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56765009)

They made 165-2 after batting first with Alex Eden carrying his bat for 74 not out while Jules McAlpine made 38.

Eshan Mehta and James Rolfe both bagged braces in the Ancaster reply but opener Anthony Richardson's 68 not out steered the home side to victory inside 29 overs.

Billingborough 2nds were five-wicket winners against Spalding 2nds who were bowled out for 133 in pursuit in pursuit of the home side's 231-5.

Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764975)
Action from Moulton Harrox's defeat against Grantham 2nds. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764975)

Long Sutton 2nds were also defeated on their travels after a seven-wicket loss at Belton Park in Division Two.

They were bowled out for 140 with Aaron John (27), Dinesh Elangovan (23) and Jack Smith (21) their top scorers.

James Booth then bowled 2-26 from his 12 overs but Belton secured the win with Chris Hitchcock top-scoring with 45.

Stephen Coles. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764973)
Stephen Coles. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56764973)

Spalding 3rds went down by 111 runs against their Sleaford counterparts on Sunday.

Ben Broom blasted an unbeaten century for the hosts who made 213-7 after batting first.

Billy Gallagher grabbed 3-21 for Spalding who were restricted to 102-8 in their reply as Neo Timothy top-scored with 47.

Matt Rose. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56765007)
Matt Rose. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56765007)


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