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A brilliant opening partnership inspired Grantham 2nds to victory in the South Lincs and Border League on Saturday.

Martin Parmley and Stewart Mudie put on 224 runs to help secure the win over Bourne 2nds in the Championship clash.

Ben Warner had earlier hit 120 for the visitors while opener Adam Binns made 53 as Bourne finished their 45 overs on 248-9.

Jarad Hackney
Jarad Hackney

However, Parmley plundered 18 boundaries in his 116 while Mudie was unbeaten on 114 at the close after hitting 15 fours as Grantham triumphed.

It was the first part of a victory double over Bourne as Grantham won the first team clash at the Abbey Lawn in the Lincolnshire Premier League where more than 600 runs were scored.

The home side had made 320-8 from their 50 overs after being put into bat with Jonny Cheer and Jordan Temple leading the scoring.

Rahul Kumar
Rahul Kumar

Cheer cracked 14 boundaries in his 97 while Temple made 65 with Dan Freeman and Jack Berry adding 30 and 38 respectively for Bourne.

Nauman Abid was the pick of the visiting attack with 3-52 for a Grantham side whose reply was led by Zahid Mansoor.

The Pakistani ace plundered an unbeaten 107 while Qundeel Haider hit 86 after opener Aqib Afzaal had made 54 as Grantham successfully chased down a tough target.

Atiq Bhatti also blasted 47 as the visitors passed Bourne's total with 15 balls left to stay in second spot behind league leaders Lindum.

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