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Colin claims eight wickets in Bourne victory; Deeping dismissed cheaply by high-flyers

Mehul Adatia took four wickets for Deeping on Saturday in their home loss against Grantham. Photo: TIM WILSON (2575738)
Mehul Adatia took four wickets for Deeping on Saturday in their home loss against Grantham. Photo: TIM WILSON (2575738)

Bourne bowler Colin Cheer made a sensational return to his former club after taking eight wickets in the Lincs Premier Division victory over Boston on Saturday.

Cheer claimed 8-43 against his in-form home-town club to inspire Bourne to an emphatic 125-run victory.

Bourne had made 212-9 from their 50 overs after being pegged back following a promising start.

They had raced to 60-0 off eight overs with Jack Berry (41) and Jordan Temple (27) putting on 83 for the first wicket until the former was caught by Sam Holland off the bowling of Paul Deans.

Temple soon followed 10 runs later leaving skipper Pete Morgan to join the in-form Sam Evison at the crease.

Morgan made 22 before becoming Tim Bell's second victim to leave Bourne on 125-3.

Evison reached his half-century to help Bourne move through the 150-run barrier until he was bowled by Ishan Jayarathna.

Jayarathna (3-53), in tandem with Jonny Cheer (3-25), then picked up a series of quick wickets as Quewin O'Connor, Robert Dunn and Tom Dixon were all dismissed to leave Bourne on 176-7.

However, wicket-keeper Carl Wilson (22) and Matthew Kidd (22) steadied the ship as they eased Bourne past the 200 mark to close on 212-9.

Kidd then struck early in the Boston reply as he bowled Ricky Lovelace before Cheer's crusade began with the dismissal of Tom Poole to leave the hosts on 12-2.

Jonny Cheer (24) and Jayarathna (20) started the Boston fightback with a 34-run stand for the third wicket.

However, when Cheer had the Sri Lankan caught by Berry, the rest of the Boston batting offered little resistance to the Bourne bowler.

Holland, Michael Musson, Luke Gilding and Rizwan Qudir all went after just adding 10 runs to leave the hosts reeling on 68-7.

Cheer then claimed the crucial wicket of his brother Jonny and, when Berry caught and bowled Scott Elleray, Boston were languishing on 69-9.

A stubborn last wicket partnership of 18 from Bell (8) and Deans (8) delayed the inevitable before Cheer fittingly wrapped up proceedings by bowling the former to dismiss Boston for 87.

The third successive victory moved Bourne up into sixth spot ahead of Saturday's home match with struggling Alford.

Market Deeping suffered a fourth defeat in five games following a crushing 119-run home loss against high-flying Grantham.

The visitors made 223-9 off their 50 overs with their top order racking up the runs.

Ross Carnelley (73) and Jaden Fell (29) put on 61 for the first wicket before Mathew Dowman (32) joined the former to add another 59 for the second wicket to put Grantham in control on 120-2.

Daniel Freeman (28) continued to score well despite the efforts of Mehul Adatia who returned 4-50 from his 14 over spell.

Lee Peacock also pocketed a couple of wickets as Deeping rallied to restrict Grantham to 223-9.

The Deeping reply began disastrously as both Josh Smith and skipper Dave Sargeant were dismissed without troubling the scorers.

Connor Gillett (10) was next to go and, when Ross Barnes, James Hook, Sachithra Perera and Adatia followed in quick succession, Deeping were 42-7 as James Dobson picked up four wickets.

Dave Gillett (22) offered some resistance while Ali Sharp (16) and Dan George (13) added some runs at the tail end of the innings as Deeping were eventually dismissed for 104.

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