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Lincolnshire Premier League cricket as Bourne beat Spalding

Pete Morgan continued his fine form with the bat as Bourne secured a derby win over Spalding in the Lincolnshire Premier League on Saturday.

After making a century last weekend, Morgan hit a rapid 88 runs as Bourne beat their hosts by five wickets at Seas End Hall.

Spalding had been bowled out for 158 after being put into bat with Corey Young leading the visiting attack with 3-40.

Pete Morgan. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pete Morgan. Photo: Chris Lowndes

The rest of the wickets were shared out between Colin Cheer (2-26), Rob Bentley (2-33), Jack Berry (1-26), Ruben Baker (1-22) and Jordan Temple (1-10).

Opener Chris Dring top-scored with 56 for Spalding while Will Gardner made 32 and Josh Lawrence added 21.

Bourne made a quick-fire opening in their reply as Bentley blasted 34 runs off just 19 deliveries while Jonny Cheer added a patient 23.

Morgan then took over as he plundered 14 fours and a six in his innings as Bourne wrapped up the win inside 30 overs in their penultimate game of the season. They have a bye this coming weekend.

Harry Birch and Jay White both took two wickets for Spalding who are now in eighth place ahead of Saturday's derby at Market Deeping.

Deeping are in fifth spot, one place behind Bourne, after a four-wicket win at Bracebridge Heath on Saturday.

They dismissed their Lincoln hosts for 140 after winning the toss and electing to field with Hayatullah Niazi and Matt Mills both taking three wickets each.

They were well supported by braces from Joe Mills and Ashar Hafeez while Josh Smith took three catches behind the stumps.

Jairus Charles then led the Deeping reply with 48 before skipper James Hook hit 20 with Hafeez steering the visitors home after finishing unbeaten on 25.

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