Lincolnshire Premier League and South Lincs and Border League cricket round-up
Bourne bounced back after an indifferent spell of form in the Lincolnshire Premier League with an eight-wicket win at Woodhall Spa on Saturday.
Colin Cheer claimed 5-26 from 8.4 overs while Ruben Baker bagged 3-43 as Spa were dismissed for 126.
Bourne needed less than 18 overs to wrap up the convincing win as openers Jordan Temple (25) and Corey Young (43) set them on their way before Jonny Cheer (25no) and Pete Morgan (16no) saw them home.
Market Deeping lost by seven wickets in their match at second-placed Grantham.
They were bowled out for 149 with Hayatullah Niazi their top scorer with 42.
Niazi, Jairus Charles and Joe Mills all picked up a wicket in the reply but Grantham secured the win with plenty of overs to spare.
Richard Howitt made a run-making return to Bourne 2nds on Saturday to help move them out of the South Lincs and Border League Championship danger zone.
Howitt was a prolific scorer for the Abbey Lawn club's first team in the Lincolnshire Premier League during the early years of 2000.
And he showed he hadn't lost his touch by carrying his bat for an unbeaten 150 as Bourne beat Woodhall Spa 2nds by 186 runs.
Ben Stroud also struck 43 while Adam Binns was 75 not out at the close as Bourne racked up an imposing 319-4 from 45 overs.
Woodhall were then dismissed for 165 in reply as Howitt and Stroud took 3-42 and 3-40 respectively to move Bourne above their defeated visitors and out of the bottom two.
Market Deeping 2nds remain at the foot of the table after a 154-run loss at home to Grantham 2nds who made 285-4 before bowling out their hosts for 131.
Unbeaten Burghley Park moved 25 points clear at the top of Division One after a five-wicket away win at Orton Park.
Alex Ashwin took 4-21 and Sam Potter picked up 3-24 as Burghley bowled out their hosts for 147.
Ashwin then led the victory charge with an unbeaten 61 while Gareth Hook hit 38 and Tanveer Mahmood made 27.
A fine all-round performance from Andy Burrill helped Baston to a 69-run win over Spalding 2nds.
Burrill hit 27 out out to help Baston reach 133-9 from their 45 overs with skipper Ben Hudson hitting 36.
Spalding were then bowled out for 64 in reply as Burrill claimed 4-20 from nine overs. Dhruv Virani provided solid support with 3-28.
Billingborough 2nds were bowled out for 69 in their six-wicket defeat to Division Two title-chasers Royal Boston while Burghley 2nds lost by 10 wickets against Orton Park.
Opener Andy Briault carried his bat for an unbeaten 60 while Martin Cartledge cracked 53 as Burghley were bowled out for 129 which Park passed inside 31 overs.