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Welcome to the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League  (Follow us on Twitter @LCBPremLge).

Bourne won the Winkworth Cup for the third time in five years, defeating Woodhall Spa and will go on to play in the Area Finals on July 30th.

League July 8: An eventful weekend that included defeat for the leaders, two centuries and a hat trick opened up both ends of the table.

The centuries came from Prasanna Jayawardene at Woodhall Spa and Sleaford's Cephas Zhuwao, the hat trick by Grantham's Dan Freeman kept his side in second place and a winning fifth wicket stand of 93 off 50 balls pushed Boston into the top half of the table. 

At Abbey Lawn, Bracebridge Heath finished on 185 for nine, a total Bourne overtook for the loss of seven wickets, cutting Bracebridge's lead to five points.

Dan Freeman's hat trick turned the game at Lindum in Grantham's favour after the visitors reached 192-8, Freeman hitting 71. At 109-5, Lindum were still in the running and Jake Benson and Tom Lindsay put together a 50 partnership for the seventh wicket but the final two balls of Freeman's 13th over saw Benson out for 23 and his replacement back in the pavilion.  The first ball of his next over brought the hat trick and it was left to Lindsay with an unbeaten 46 and Jonny Miller to bat out the overs, with Lindum 16 runs short.

This leaves Grantham six points up on third placed Bourne but the bottom half of the table is even tighter with only 11 points separating the bottom six.

Fayadh Haffejee and Michael Musson were the heroes of the game at Boston who chased down Sleaford's 243.  At 153-4 in the 40th over, the home side were well behind the run rate.   However Haffejee and Musson produced an onslaught that included two sixes and 14 fours, Haffejee with 46 off 34 balls and Musson 47 off 31 as the winning run came with more than an over to spare.

Market Deeping came within 15 runs of causing an upset at fourth placed Woodhall Spa who hit the day's highest total of 259-6, Jayawardene with 110, Jack Timby 64 and Joe Irving 51.  With David Sargeant going well, the visitors were on course for a win but when Sargeant went for 91, the momentum slowed and the final wicket fell on 244.

Deeping's points lifted them out of the bottom two after Grimsby Town went down to Spalding.  Jonathan Miles took five Grimsby wickets as the home side were all out for 103, Ian Hallam with an unbeaten 52.  Spalding lost two early wickets but Faisal Javed's unbeaten 53, assisted by 24 from Miles, saw Spalding to a seven with win.

At Alford, Louth were bowled out for 183 of which Xander Pitchers made 80.  Tight bowling from the visitors then restricted Alford to 141-9.  Alford lie seventh with 117 points with Grimsby now bottom with 106 and Sleaford, Louth, Deeping and Spalding between these two.

Spectators are welcome at all of our matches. If you would like a copy of the handbook with all the fixtures, please contact the league fixture secretary.

Photos of the league presentation night are under Community - click on Gallery then presentations in the drop down box.