Bourne shock the leaders
BOURNE caused the shock of the day by hammering Lincs Premier Division title favourites Bracebridge Heath by seven wickets.
The league leaders, who crushed Market Deeping by a massive 362 runs the last time they were in the area, have now been beaten two weeks in a row – a bigger shock than realising Wayne Rooney is actually rubbish.
Bourne have been in great form though and it showed as they dominated a one-sided contest from start to finish.
Impressive overseas star Fahad Masood continued his excellent form by taking 4-42 and fellow opening bowler Charlie Hopkins chipped in with a 3-39 spell as Bracebridge slumped to 134 all out.
Tom Lindley picked up a couple of wickets and once Bourne had overcome the disappointment of losing both openers cheaply they cantered to victory.
Captain Pete Morgan enjoyed himself against the club he left in the close season to finish unbeaten on 51, while Conrad Louth played pleasantly for his 42 as Bourne cruised home.
Deeping also enjoyed a decent day as they saw off Sleaford by five-wickets at Outgang Road.
Tom Andrews has been bowling well all summer and he translated performance into results with 5-39 as the visitors were bowled out for 151. Alistair Sharp bowled just four overs, but picked up 3-13.
And that total proved no problem for Deeping. Skipper David Gillett top scored with 40, Chris Jones made 26 not out and James Morgan added 24 beforeLee Peacock blasted a quickfire, unbeaten 23, finishing the contest with two huge sixes.