Bourne did their best to lose their grip on top spot in the Lincs Premier Division. They reckon they missed 11 chances (10 catches and a stumping) in their drawn match with Bracebridge Heath at the Abbey Lawns yesterday (June 14).
Such generosity enabled the visitors to pile up 308-2 in their 50 overs, but Bourne’s batsmen dug the team out of a hole by replying with 250-6. Pete Morgan opened up with 68 for Bourne before Carl Wilson (69no) and Jack Berry (55no) posted an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand of 87 to see their side from 163-6 to safety.
Other results went unbeaten Bourne’s way, although local rivals Market Deeping edged closer with a 15-run win at Billingborough, a result that moved Deeping up to second place and neatly sets up next Saturday’s (June 21, noon start) A15 derby with the leaders at Outgang Road.
Chris Jones (39) and Dave Sargeant (35) led a steady batting effort in a team score of 187-9 before bowlers Lee Peacock (4-32), Jackson Andrews (3-42) and Meli Adatia (3-48) claimed the 10 Billingborough wickets. Andrews is just 16.
LINCS PREMIER DIVISION
BILLINGBOROUGH lost to MARKET DEEPING by 15 runs
Market Deeping 187-9 (C. Jones 39, D. Sargeant 35).
Billingborough 172 (L. Peacock 4-32, J. Andrews 3-42, M. Adatia 3-48).
BOURNE drew with BRACEBRIDGE HEATH
Bracebridge Heath 308-2 (B. Houston 105, P. Cook 86, C. Schliebusch 60).
Bourne 250-6 (C. Wilson 69no, P. Morgan 68, J. Berry 55no).