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Lincolnshire Premier Cricket League round-up

Long Sutton suffered a heavy opening day defeat on their return to the Lincolnshire Premier League on Saturday.

They were beaten by nine wickets at reigning champions Lindum who skittled their newly-promoted visitors out for 78.

Tim Norris top-scored with 30 while Barry Stanway took the solitary Lindum wicket to fall in reply as they passed their target inside 14 overs.

Jack Berry.
Jack Berry.

Spalding were beaten by 129 runs in their first match of the season against Woodhall Spa.

The visitors made 239-9 after being put into bat with Kishan Arawwawala taking 3-31 from 10 overs for Spalding.

They were then bowled out for 110 in their reply despite opener Keyan Grace scoring 57 on his Spalding debut.

Market Deeping also suffered a home defeat as they lost by eight wickets against Scunthorpe at Outgang Road.

Connor Gillett (31), Matt Mills (48) and Shohaib Arshad (44) had helped Deeping post 198-8 from their 50 overs after batting first.

Scunthorpe needed less than 30 overs to pass their target despite Hayatullah Niazi taking a couple of wickets for Deeping.

Bourne made a solid start to the new campaign with a seven-wicket success at Sleaford.

New signing Dan Freeman, Colin Cheer and Corey Young all collected three wickets each as Sleaford made 210-9 from their 50 overs.

A 156-run opening stand between Jack Berry (85) and Jordan Temple (64) laid the foundations for a successful run chase.

Pete Morgan then plundered three fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 26 off just 14 balls as Bourne triumphed in the 34th over.

They host Scunthorpe on Saturday at the Abbey Lawn while Deeping are at home again as they entertain Nettleham.

Long Sutton welcome Grimsby Town to Paradise Field while Spalding make the trip to Bracebridge Heath.

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