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Lincolnshire County Board Premier League

Welcome to the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League website.  

September 13th highlights

The final weekend of the season saw Bourne crowned champions – and Tim McIntosh break two records.

And Market Rasen finished the season on a high note, bowling Grimsby out for 127 and going on to win by seven wickets to consign fellow league newcomers Billingborough, who lost to Woodhall Spa, to bottom place.

The top of the table clash between Bourne and Lindum proved to be as tense and hard fought as predicted.  Having won the toss and elected to bowl, Lindum needed to take all 10 wickets to be in with a chance of claiming the title. 

The first fell with just seven on the board and the second on 48 but a stand of 92 between Conrad Louth, who hit a painstaking 49, and Pete Morgan (45) put paid to Lindum’s hopes, the visitors finishing on 178 for five.

Will Wright and Will Taylor set off in pursuit at T20 pace, Wright hitting 36 off 30 balls before falling to Jack Berry with the score on 72. Taylor made 46 off 36 balls but from here the rate slowed as Lindum moved more steadily towards their target, victory coming in the 30th over by just two wickets. 

In addition to their runners-up trophy, Lindum can celebrate two more awards.  Jonathan Miller’s 62 wickets make him the season’s top wicket taker while Richard Bishop is the winning wicketkeeper with 35 dismissals.

Former New Zealand international McIntosh hit 140 to take his total runs for the season to 1323, smashing his own 2013 record by 120.  And together with Andy Hibberd, who hit 107, McIntosh topped the league’s third wicket partnership, taking it from 251 to 269.

This record was set in 2001, coincidentally by Mohammed Haroon and John McDougall playing for Sleaford’s opponents, Market Deeping. 

Playing at Deeping, Sleaford finished on 310 for five, before David Sergeant became the third centurion of the match with 129 off 133 balls as the home side’s reply ended on 236.

Bourne’s victory gave them the title by eight points with Bracebridge Heath finishing third after passing Spalding’s low score of 112 for the loss of one wicket, Brett McGlade claiming five victims and Paul Cook hitting an unbeaaten 68.

Sleaford finished fourth and Woodhall Spa fifth, Malinga Bandara once more the man of the match with five wickets and 52 runs.  Billingborough made 206, Chris Morris with 77, but Bandara and Sam Evison with 54 helped Woodhall to a seven wicket win.

After a poor start to the season, Skegness finished a creditable sixth, skipper Norman Brackley ending the season with an innings of 147 in his side’s 276 for six against Louth who made 227 for three, John Medler hitting 81, Laurence Scott 65 and Tom Corden an unbeaten 57.

View all scorecards by going into Matches then Results.  Tables can be found under Competitions.

Photos from matches can be found by clicking on Community, then Photo Gallery or on Nigel West's website  www.photoboxgallery.com/nigelwestphotography

The next league meeting is on Wednesday, September 17th at Lindum CC, 7.30pm.