Overseas star Masood takes five wickets in Bourne win
BOURNE completed a memorable week by beating Boston by six wickets in the Lincs Premier Division on Saturday.
Two League wins plus a beating of Peterborough Town in a Jaidka Cup semi-final is proof that the club have emerged smiling from their early-season slump.
Bourne’s overseas player Fahad Masood is certainly proving his worth.
He returned some more impressive figures as Boston were skittled for just 140.
Masood took 5-37 while Charlie Hopkins chipped in with three wickets to help skittle the struggling home side.
Skipper Pete Morgan (59no) and opener Owen Smith (39) then ensured Bourne suffered few alarms in registering a third straight Premier Division success.
Market Deeping endured a dull afternoon at league newcomers Hartsholme, who stopped chasing their target of 226 with fully 25 overs to go.
Deeping captain David Gillett (47) and Chris Jones (35) repaired some early damage to their innings before Lee Peacock (53) took advantage of some weak back-up bowling.
Hartsholme never looked likely to make a serious challenge for victory and eventually settled for a draw at 156-8.
Peacock conceded just 11 runs from his 10 overs and claimed two wickets.
Ali Sharp and Michael Kearns also took two wickets apiece, but not even some late joke bowling could tempt the home side to play a few late shots.
Bourne’s Charlie Hopkins has played first-class cricket for Cambridge University this summer.
The all-rounder has claimed two wickets so far – his first victim was Surrey skipper Rory HamiltonBrown.