STAMFORD KO SHIELD FINAL: Two out of three ain't bad, but it could get even better for Bourne

Bourne remain on course for a terrific Twenty/20 treble after beating King's Keys by 42 runs in the Stamford KO Shield Final at Market Deeping last night (July 10).

Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 11:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:51 am
Bourne celebrate their Stamford KO Shield Final success.

Bourne had already won the Lincs T20 title and take on Peterborough Town in a mouthwatering Jaidka Cup Final at Bretton Gate on Friday (July 14). Pete Morgan’s men are the holders of that competition having beaten Town in the final in 2016.

Bourne weren’t at their brutal best with the bat last night, but they were electric in the field against surprise finalists.

Indeed the hot favourites were in trouble 1t 18-3 and 32-4 before Rob Dunn (27) and Quewin O’Connor (25), turned things around enabling Tom Dixon to smack a vital 37 late in the innings.

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Man-of-the-match Tom Dixon hits out on his way to 37 for Bourne against King's Keys. Photo: David Lowndes.

Bourne closed on a modest 126-8, but Matt Kidd claimed two wickets in the first King’s Keys over and the city side never recovered limping to 85 all out.

Ansar Hussain (26) top scored for Keys with Ben Stroud, Kidd, James Keywood and Jack Berry all picking up two wickets for Bourne.

Dixon also claimed a wicket and executed a superb run out to clinch the man-of-the-match award.

SCORES
Bourne 126-8 (T. Dixon 37, R. Dunn 27, Q. O’Connor 25, M. Choudhary 3-30, M. Raheel 2-24).

Bourne's Ben Stroud is bowled during the Stamford KO Shield Final win against King's Keys. Photo: David Lowndes.

King’s Keys 85 (A. Hussain 26, B. Stroud 2-8, M. Kidd 2-12, J. Keywood 2-19, J. Berry 2-24).

Man-of-the-match Tom Dixon hits out on his way to 37 for Bourne against King's Keys. Photo: David Lowndes.
Bourne's Ben Stroud is bowled during the Stamford KO Shield Final win against King's Keys. Photo: David Lowndes.