Bourne go second in Lincs ECB Premier League after five-wicket haul by Matthew Kidd
Matthew Kidd took five wickets to move Bourne into second place in the Lincs ECB Premier League.
The three-wicket win at Lindum on Saturday means Bourne now head the pack chasing leaders Woodhall Spa, who also picked up a maximum points win and have a 25-point cushion at the top.
However, Bourne and fellow chasers Bracebridge Heath, Sleaford and Grantham all have a match in hand.
Kidd’s brilliant 5 for 29 ripped through Lindum. He had had opener Aidan Lockwood caught by Tom Dixon off his second ball for a duck and clean bowled his other four victims. The 9.2-over spell included three maidens.
Opener Tom Lindsay dug in for 34 before being caught by Sam Evison off Colin Cheer but there was little support. Skipper Robert Cook (23) was the only other player to make more than 20 runs. He was removed by Dixon who also caught and bowled Will Taylor.
The target set was an average 151 all out in the 50th over.
It wasn’t the best start to the reply for Bourne. Jack Berry was sent to the pavilion by Joe Peatman after just four balls, which produced a single boundary.
Fellow opener Jordan Temple made 37 and wicket-keeper Steven Crossley, batting at six, chipped in with a welcome 42.
Dixon went for a golden duck and it was left to unbeaten Ben Woodward (10) and Dan Bandarnaike (11) to steer Bourne home to 153/7 in the 42nd over.
At Market Deeping, Woodhall won the toss and their decision to bat paid off handsomely. Henry Wilson made an unbeaten 70 as they posted 262/6 off the 50 overs. Opener Jack Timby made 60 and Jack Luffman 40 as Woodhall made Deeping toil in the field.
Sachithra Perera was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 42.
Josh Smith and Matthew Rose started to forge a decent opening stand for Deeping before Smith (15) was bowled by Alex King with the score on 36.The tally had only moved on by four runs when Joe Irving sent Rose packing on 11.
Wicket-keeper Sam Malton top-scored with 45 off 88 deliveries. He was one of King’s four wickets for 40 - all clean bowled.
Malton had got through three partners and it became clear that it was probably a matter of when, not if, Woodhall would bowl out the hosts to take the full 20 points. That moment came in the 49th over with Deeping stuck on 181.
Bourne host mid-table Grantham at Abbey Lawn on Saturday (noon) while Woodhall Spa entertain Louth, who are struggling in the bottom two. Deeping are without a match.