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Lincolnshire County Board Premier League

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

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September 12th

Congratulations to Bracebridge Heath, champions at the end of a very competitive season after a hard fought game at Bourne and to Sleaford, runners-up after a last gasp win at Grantham.

Having bowled out Grantham for 172, with Rohan Nurse hitting 58 and Sean Morris taking five wickets, Sleaford looked on course for victory when Tom Shorthouse and Tim McIntosh shared an opening stand of 66 but after Shorthouse had fallen to Charles Wright, four wickets for Karanjit Bansal – including McIntosh for 35 - reduced the visitors to 115-5. 

Andy Hibberd and Ollie Burford took the score to 148 but another flurry of wickets saw the two teams on level pegging at the end of the 50th over, with one Sleaford wicket standing. However, Grantham had been dismissed in the 49th over, gifting the visitors one over and fittingly, it was Morris who hit the winning run.

It was a similar story at Abbey Lawn, where Bourne were restricted to 188-8 and Bracebridge got off to a good start with a first wicket stand of 84 between Paul Cook and Nick John. Cook was first to go, his 58 coming off 56 balls with 11 fours, but by the 35th over, the visitors had been reduced to 119-6, Jack Berry taking four of the wickets.

This left wicketkeeper Carl Stubbs and bowler Matt Carter at the crease and these two stubbornly resisted all attempts to unseat them, Stubbs making 42 and Carter 27 in an unbeaten stand that took Bracebridge to the championship with 11 balls to spare.

At the bottom of the table, Grimsby needed seven points to survive, should Market Rasen beat Skegness.  Playing at Jubilee Park, they gained four bowling points as Woodhall made 239-9, Malinga Bandara crowning a successful season with 74 runs.  However, Woodhall were on good bowling form and the final Grimsby wicket fell on 125, leaving the visitors with five points and anxiously awaiting the score from Rase Park.

Here, Skegness were reduced to 96-9 before Norman Brackley and Mark Chamberlain joined forces for a 10th wicket stand of 62, Brackley last man out with 52.  Matt Rutherford’s three wickets took his total for the season to 69, while Tom Boryszczuk claimed four victims.

Brendan Young then blitzed Rasen’s top order, taking four wickets as the home side slumped to 25-5 before Rutherford joined forces with Paul Martin to give their side hope with a stand of 78. 

Martin fell to Brackley for 34 and Rutherford lost two more partners before becoming Young’s fifth victim for 54 with the score on 135 and only two more runs were added before Brackley took the final wicket to finish with four for 19 off 12 overs.

After a poor start to the season, Louth ended with a winning draw at Spalding to finish fifth in the table.  Louth made the day’s highest total of 250-6, Rory Osmond hitting an unbeaten 96 but Spalding hung on to their two final wickets to deny their guests maximum points, finishing on 197-8.

Ajaz Akhtar took five Lindum wickets for Market Deeping and Mehul Adatia claimed two to take his total for the season to 58 as the Lincoln side were all out for 126.  James Kimber then reduced the home side to 18-3 and when the sixth wicket fell, Deeping still had only 87 on the board, but a captain’s innings from David Gillett, supported by Jamie Morgan saw their side home to a four wicket win and sixth place in the table.

The next league meeting is on September 16th at Lindum CC at 7.30pm.

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

Photos from matches and the league presentation night can be found by clicking on Community, then Photo Gallery or on Nigel West's website

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