LINCS PREMIER DIVISION: Captain Morgan slays Sleaford, but Deeping can't take advantage

Bourne's master batsman Pete Morgan slayed title challengers Sleaford in the Lincs Premier Division today (July 30).

Monday, 1st August 2016, 7:29 am
Updated Monday, 1st August 2016, 8:45 am
Bourne skipper Pete Morgan.

Morgan’s blistering unbeaten 108 from just 98 balls completed a six-wicket win with almost 10 novers to spare at the home of the team that started the day in second place.

Morgan cracked 12 sixes and three fours and dominated a third-wicket stand of 137 with Carl Wilson. Wilson was dismissed for 66 (86 balls, one sixe, eight fours), but Morgan stood firm to speed his side past Sleaford’s 225-9.

That total was the result of a fine fightback from Bourne as Sleaford reached 103-1 before spin twins Ben Collins and Ben Stroud got to work.

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Ben Collins took five wickets for Bourne at Sleaford.

Collins’ 5-75 included the wicket of the division’s star batsman Obus Pienaar for just seven. Pienaar has already scored over 1,000 runs in the Premier Division this summer.

Stroud finished with 4-53 from 12 overs.

Unfortunately for Market Deeping they failed to take advantage of the Sleaford slip and their title hopes are probably in tatters after a second straight defeat.

Deeping had hosts Woodhall Spa in trouble at 158-7, but the home side escaped to 218-9 in their 50 overs.
Half centuries from Jamie Morgan - the younger brother of the Bourne skipper - and Nick Green enabled Deeping to reach 151-3, but they lost their last seven wickets for just 17 to lose by 50 runs.

Jamie Morgan scored a half century for Market Deeping at Woodhall Spa.

RESULTS


SLEAFORD lost to BOURNE by 6 wkts

Sleaford 225-9 (M. Mountain 51, A. Hibberd 50, B. Collins 5-75, B. Stroud 4-53).

Bourne 226-4 (P. Morgan 108no, C. Wilson 66, S. Morris 3-30)

Ben Collins took five wickets for Bourne at Sleaford.

WOODHALL SPA beat MARKET DEEPING by 50 runs

Woodhall Spa 218-9 (

Market Deeping 168 (J. Morgan 55, N. Green 54).

Jamie Morgan scored a half century for Market Deeping at Woodhall Spa.