Bracebridge Heath regain Lincs Premier League title

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Bracebridge Heath have won the Lincolnshire Premier League title with one match to go after a 54-run win over reigning champions Bourne.

Brett Houston (77) and Paul Cook (70) took Bracebridge to 189-2 but they then collapsed to 202 all out with Fahad Masood claiming 7-58.

But despite 76 from Masood, Bourne were all out for 148, with Ashley Schultz taking five wickets.

Boston failed to close on second place, losing by one wicket at Woodhall Spa.

Louth moved to fourth in the table with a 104-run victory over Skegness which means they in turn will finish in the bottom two.

Matt Crowther made an unbeaten 97 and Stewart and Graham West scored half-centuries in Louth's 290-7 before Stewart West took five wickets to bowl the visitors out for 186.

Bottom side Nettleham narrowly lost by 11 runs at home to Market Deeping with Dan Wright hitting 85 as they were all out for 241 in reply to Deeping's 252-7, which included half-centuries for David Gillett and John McDougall.

Nathan Poundall scored 110 in Hartsholme's 96-run victory over Lindum, while Jim Morgan fell three runs short of a century in Grimsby's four-wicket win at Sleaford, for whom Tom Shorthouse top-scored with 58. George Linde took 7-43 for the visitors.

LINCOLNSHIRE PREMIER LEAGUE

Results for Saturday, 10 September

Cross O'Cliff Court: Bracebridge Heath 202 (Houston 77, Cook 70, Masood 7-58); Bourne 148 (Masood 76, Schultz 5-72)

Jubilee Park: Boston 163; Woodhall Spa 164-9

Ashby Avenue: Hartsholme 225-6 (Poundall 110); Lindum 129

London Road: Louth 290-7 (S West 56, G West 59, Crowther 97no); Skegness 186 (S West 5-73)

Outgang Road: Market Deeping 252-7 (Gillett 63, McDougall 57no); Nettleham 241 (Wright 85)

London Road: Sleaford 195 (Shorthouse 58, Linde 7-43); Grimsby 199-6 (Morgan 97)

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