LINCS ECB PREMIER: League leaders are washed out but second place spots are now wide open

Ann Boulton rounds up this week's action...

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Rain affected all five games in the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League, with the leaders in each division washed out completely.

The results of the remaining three games leaves second place wide open as the league goes into its final week before the play-off semi-finals on September 12 and the final on 19.

Bracebridge Heath moved into second place in Division North after making 214 for seven against Woodhall Spa, Kit Spence hitting 64, backed up by 46 from Paul Cook and Alex Willerton’s unbeaten 41, while Alfie Lindsey took four wickets from the visitors.

Woodhall’s innings saw conditions deteriorate and the game was abandoned after 21 overs with the score on 89 for seven, Alex Moor taking five wickets.

Rain calculations gave Bracebridge the win.

It was a similar situation at Boston where Louth batted first and made 168 for seven. The game was called off after 20 overs with Boston on 78 for five, giving Louth victory.

This leaves Louth on equal points with Bracebridge but in third place, having lost to the Lincoln side earlier in the season, so all depends on next week’s results.

Bourne took on Market Deeping in Division South and finished 214 for six, Pete Morgan making 97. After 12 overs of the second innings, rain stopped play with Deeping 15-1.

Bourne now need to beat Sleaford who, along with Boston, are still in the running for second place in Division South.

Grantham and Lindum are sure of first place in their respective divisions despite their abandoned games.

Results: Bracebridge Heath 217-7 (Spence 64), Woodhall Spa 89-7 (Moor 5-17); Bourne 214-6 (Morgan 97), Market Deeping 15-1; Louth 168-7, Boston 78-5; Grantham v Sleaford, Scunthorpe v Lindum – abandoned.