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The next league meeting takes place on September 27th, 7.30pm at Lindum CC
August 26th: Bracebridge
Heath extended their lead by four points
and now need just 26 from their final three games to win the championship for
the third successive season. Challengers Grantham also won but picked up only 16 points
after failing to bowl Louth out at Gorse Lane.
Alford slipped into the bottom three after losing to Boston
but with a 30 point cushion over Grimsby Town - their opponents next Saturday -
the league newcomers look to have safely negotiated their first season of
Premier League cricket.
A high scoring game at Market Deeping saw over 570 runs and
two six wicket hauls as Bracebridge once again topped the 300 mark, hitting 318
for eight, Matt Carter and Brett Houston with half centuries and James Hook
claiming six wickets for the home side.
Deeping were also on good batting form and a spirited chase
saw them reach 254 before the final wicket fell, Nick Green and Josh Smith
sharing an opening partnership of 116 and Green going on to add 114 to his ever
growing runs total while Brett Houston took six wickets for Bracebridge.
It was also runs galore at Woodhall Spa where Andy Hibberd's
93 and Ollie Burford's 58 helped Sleaford to 290 for nine, five of the wickets
falling to Joe Irving. Jack Timby and
Prasanna Jayawardene got Woodhall off to a good start with half centuries but
the home side were all out for 218.
Louth recovered from 12 for two at Grantham to make 171 for
eight, thanks to 43 from Xander Pitchers and an unbeaten 48 from Graham West
who shared a valuable 30 in an eighth wicket partnership with Alex Bell. James Dobson then hit 75 as Grantham reached
their total for the loss of four wickets.
Boston moved up to seventh in the table with their fourth
victory in a row as they bowled Alford out for 114. But having reached 32 comfortably without
loss, the visitors saw their wickets begin to tumble and at 75 for seven their
target was still a long way off. Tom
Baxter dug in and with Scott Elleray took the total to 98 and Tim Bell then
joined his captain to see Boston to victory.
It was a similar story at Spalding where the home side were
all out for 109 but reduced Bourne to seven for two then 69 for six before Sam
Evison and Rob Bentley got together to deny their opponents any more wickets
and take their side to victory.
At Lindum, Grimsby Town were bowled out for 115 before the
home side went on to a comfortable seven wicket win, James Kimber with an
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.