Cricket - Bourne smash their way to Winkworth Cup success

Conrad Louth smashed a super ton for Bourne.
Conrad Louth smashed a super ton for Bourne.
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Bourne were yesterday (May 25) crowned Lincolnshire Twenty/20 champions.

They clinched the title on Winkworth Cup Finals Day at Sleaford after two thrilling matches.

They first of all disposed of Grantham in the semi-finals by 70 runs thanks in the main to a splendid innings by Pete Morgan.

He clubbed a mighty 111 with Carl Wilson making 69 not out as Bourne posted a useful 211-2.

Grantham were 141-9 off their 20 overs with Tom Dixon taking 3-19.

The final against Lincoln Lindum was a humdinger, producing an amazing 471 runs in 38.2 overs.

Bourne batted first and had another century-maker. This time it was Conrad Louth, who powered his way to a brilliant 125 not out off just 58 balls.

It was an innings that included seven fours and 11 sixes and helped steer Bourne to a formidable 241-2. Morgan chipped in with 33 and Wilson 29 not out.

Lindum also had a ton-up boy in the shape of Luke Robinson (143) and were going well at 214-4 after 15 overs.

But they were eventually shot out for 230 in 18.2 overs with Ben Stroud taking a super 6-31 off 3.2 overs at the death.

Bourne now progress to the regional finals in August to be played in the Yorkshire area, probably Bradford.