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Cricket round-up from the South Lincs and Border, Leicestershire and Rutland leagues

Burghley Park are celebrating a second successive title-winning campaign.

After being crowned Hunts Division One champions last season, Burghley have won the South Lincs and Border League Division One title this term.

They enjoyed an unbeaten campaign and finished 25 points clear of second-placed Billingborough who will join Burghley in the top flight next season.

Tom Stuart Jones
Tom Stuart Jones

Burghley's planned final game of the campaign on Saturday was cancelled with scheduled visitors Newborough 2nds conceding the contest.

Baston bowler Will Hawkins was in fine form as they ended their Division One campaign with a big 135-run win at Grantham 2nds.

Hawkins took 5-11 from five fantastic overs while Ben Hudson took 2-3 from his four-over stint as Grantham were bowled out for 55.

Baston had made 190-9 after batting first with Jonathan Roberts unbeaten on 64 at the close after opener Anthony Morris had made 32

Bourne 2nds were on the receiving end of a devastating spell of bowling as they completed their Championship campaign on Saturday.

They were beaten by 104 runs at Boston as home bowler Scott Elleray excelled with 9-13 from his 7.4 overs.

Matt Tyers
Matt Tyers

That saw Bourne bowled out for 57 - Stanley Watson top-scored with 19 - after Drew Kirtland-Blundell's 3-23 and two wickets each for Tom Patchett and Freddie Arlott had helped dismiss Boston for 161.

Bourne ended in ninth spot in the 12-team division which was propped up by Market Deeping 2nds who lost the final game by three wickets against Moulton Harrox.

Deeping old boy Matt Rose returned 4-33 from nine overs as they were dismissed for 162 with Dave Gillett their top scorer with 62.

Jamie Kitchen opened the Moulton reply with 33 before Ruari Drumm steered them home in the 32nd over with an unbeaten 34. Hayder Ali took 4-32 for Deeping.

Bourne fell to a final defeat on the final day of the Lincolnshire Premier League season on Saturday.

They were beaten by 109 runs against bottom-of-the-table Nettleham at the Abbey Lawn and will have to settle for fourth spot, one place above Market Deeping, after back-to-back title triumphs in the previous two seasons.

Steve Moody
Steve Moody

They put visiting Nettleham into bat and dismissed the Lincoln side for 217 as Colin Cheer, Jonny Cheer and Jordan Temple all took three wicket hauls.

Colin Cheer finished with 3-50, brother Jonny returned 3-23 while Temple claimed 3-28 with Ben Pearce making a half-century for the visitors.

Bourne were then bowled out for a disappointing 108 in reply as Haydn Bromfield took 4-33 from 8.4 overs for the visitors.

Jonny Cheer top-scored with 26 while Pete Morgan made 25 as Bourne suffered their sixth league loss of the season.

Oakham avoided a bottom two finish in the Second Division of the Rutland League after a final game victory on Sunday.

They beat Uffington by 21 runs to leapfrog Ketton Sports and leave their Rutland rivals in the danger zone with bottom-of-the-table Whittlesey.

Oakham's batsmen at the crease against Uffington.
Oakham's batsmen at the crease against Uffington.

Oakham had made a healthy 284 after winning the toss and electing to bat first as Ben Southern struck 68 which featured six fours and five siex.

Opener Harry Gilman made 47 while Will Begy added a quick-fire 45 with Matt Tyers and Tom Bentley both taking three wickets for Uffington.

The villagers made a strong run chase before finishing their 45 overs on 263-9 as Bentley made 105 while Damien Herrick hit 76.

Southern capped a fine all-round performance with 3-46 while James Laud took 3-42 from a similar nine-over spell.

Stamford will be returning to Division Two next season after topping the Division Three table despite losing their final match of the season.

They lost by nine wickets against Castor who clinched second spot on the back of their win at Uffington Road.

Stamford were bowled out for 89 with LIam Dave with 20 not out before Castor cruised home in 13 overs.

James Laud
James Laud

Uffington 2nds will finish in the bottom two of Division Three after a four-wicket defeat against Bourne.

Ivan Wilson made 35 for the villagers were dismissed for 88 as Will Gardner took 4-6 from a fantastic 5.4-over spell.

Stan Wojtala (21) and Ben Woodward (19) then helped guide Bourne home despite Matt Bailey taking two wickets without conceding a run from his two overs.

Ufford Park 2nds ended their Division Four East season with an 11-run win at Peterborough 3rds.

Andy Larkin carried his bat for an unbeaten 127 as Ufford made 220-2 before Jan Neville took 5-17 from eight overs as Peterborough closed their 40 overs on 209-8.

A 158-run partnership between Will Begy and Richard Martin helped ensure a winning finish to the Leicestershire League season for Oakham on Saturday.

Tom Stuart Jones
Tom Stuart Jones

They beat Barrow Town by six wickets to secure a fifth place finish in the Premier Division.

Barrow had made 249-8 after batting first with Joe Johnson and Charlie Baker both taking two wickets for Oakham.

Despite 57 from Cameron Flowers, Oakham had fallen to 92-4 in reply before Begy and Martin joined forces.

Begy blasted five fours and three sixes in his 86 not out while Martin found the boundary seven times in his unbeaten 66 as Oakham triumphed with more than three overs remaining.

Uppingham Town also ended their Division One campaign on a high after a five-wicket home win against Ibstock.

Mark Cox had claimed 5-33 from 8.2 overs as Ibstock were bowled out for 224 after electing to bat first.

Matt Tyers
Matt Tyers

Opener Jamie Dumford then carried his bat for the second successive week with 68 not out while Sam Hodson hit 71 as Town secured the win in the 38th over.

There were contrasting fortunes for Ketton Sports and Oakham in Division Four East in their final games of the season.

Sports beat Broughton Astley by five wickets while Oakham suffered a narrow two-wicket loss against Cosby.

James Laud had hit 98 while Devarsh Shah struck 33 not out as Oakham made 250-6 from their 45 overs.

Despite Ben Southern and Dave Falconer both taking three wickets each, Cosby collected the win with 13 balls remaining.

Market Overton finished second-from-bottom in Division Five East after a 126-run loss at Aryans in their final game.

Steve Moody
Steve Moody

George Knight, James Toghill and Nathan Adams all took two wickets each as Aryans made 216-7 after batting first.

However, despite a half-century from Brian Makwana, Marko were bowled out for 90 in reply.

Uppingham 2nds ended their season with a five-wicket away win at Birstall Village 2nds in Division Six East.

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