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Lincolnshire County Board Premier League

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LEAGUE BEST NINE WICKET HAUL FOR JORDAN

League June 18th:  A surprise defeat for Market Deeping and a waterlogged pitch at Louth allowed Sleaford to take over at the top of the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League.

Deeping lost to Boston by just nine runs and fellow challengers Grantham's game was called off at Louth.

But it was Skegness that witnessed the drama of the day as Ray Jordan became only the second bowler in the league's history - and the first since 2011 - to take nine wickets in a match.

The previous nine wicket haul went to Mark Dixon of Bourne who took 9-31 but Jordan smashed those figures with 9-15, including a hat trick, an onslaught that saw opponents Grimsby only just miss out on the league's most unwanted record as they collapsed to 27 all out, three more runs that Caistor scored in 2002.

Earlier, Skegness had finished on 230-7, Dylan Labuschagne making 55 and Norman Brackley 76 and the 20 points gained with the help of West Indian signing Jordan moved the seasiders up two places and out of the relegation zone.

Boston's victory over leaders Deeping came after the Mayflower team had been bowled out for only 147 at Outgang Road, Mehul Adatia and Lee Peacock each taking three wickets.

Tim Bell and Riley Orr then saw off Deeping's top six for 62 runs, only for the lower order to dig in, Ashley Fisher hitting a useful 35 but when the ninth wicket fell, Deeping still needed 30 runs.

Peacock and Josh Smith took up the challenge and the score slowly mounted but with nine runs needed, Smith was bowled by Paul Deans leaving Peacock unbeaten on 21.

This victory took Boston into the top half of the table while Deeping now lie second, seven behind Sleaford, with Bracebridge Heath third after a dazzling century from David Whapplington, the only ton of the day.

In his first outing as an opening bat, Whapplington hit 101 off 120 balls against Lindum, putting on 121 for the first wicket with Nick John (43).  Paul Cook chipped in with 70 to help his side to 297-5, a total out of reach of the visitors, who were all out for 134.

Obus Pienaar added another 78 runs to his ever-growing total - now over the 700 mark - as Sleaford finished on 224-8, Ollie Burford making 63.  Woodhall Spa were then bowled out for 162, Nick Goacher taking four wickets.

At Nettleham, the home side were bowled out for 90 but took five Bourne wickets before the visitors claimed victory.

Winkworth Cup:  Sleaford are the new Winkworth Cup holders and now go forward to the ECB Area Finals at Market Deeping CC on Sunday, August 7th where they will play the winners of the South Yorkshire League competition in the first semi-final.  The second semi-finals features Bradford League v Derbyshire Premier League winners and the final will take place at around 4.30pm.

 The next league meeting is on August 3rd at Lindum CC, 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  www.photoboxgallery.com/nigelwestphotography