Town CC fall short
GRIMSBY Town CC fell 47 runs short of their target as hosts Boston claimed a winning draw at Augusta Street on the final weekend of the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League season.
Boston may be propping up the league but the Mayflower team went out on a high note.
Grimsby bowled their opponents out for 241 but fell 47 runs short of their target for the loss of eight wickets.
Despite Boston's lowly position, opening bat Jonathan Cheer ended the season two runs short of 800.
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Louth's campaign ended with a defeat at Lindum.
The Lincoln side set a target of 227 for eight and went on to dismiss Louth for 103.
Elsewhere, Haxey, already crowned champions, lost to Bracebridge Heath who sealed the runners-up slot with a 67 run win. And Market Deeping gained the points they needed at Skegness to stay above Boston and avoid finishing at the bottom of the table.
Lindum moved up into fifth place above Woodhall Spa.
Bracebridge were restricted to 185 for nine at Haxey but six wickets from Jason Trembath saw the home side bowled out for 118, of which Paul Bell hit 62.
In a higher scoring match at Richmond Drive, Skegness reached 242 for nine, Adrian Gordon making 53. Gordon then took four wickets but Market Deeping hung on to finish 191 for nine.
Conrad Louth hit the day's only century as Bourne beat Sleaford who nevertheless hung on to fourth place, finishing six above Lindum. Jack Berry put in a man of the match performance for Bourne with 55 runs and bowling figures of 5-28.
Hartsholme sent Woodhall down to sixth place with a winning draw at Ashby Avenue. Kit Spence was the unluckiest batsman of the day when he was out on 99.
Results: Lindum 227-8 (Hornsby 63, De Silva 75), Louth 103 (G West 63no); Bracebridge Heath 185-9, Haxey 118 (Bell 62, Trembath 6-50); Skegness 242-9 (Gordon 53), Market Deeping 191-9; Boston 241 (Azim 65), Grimsby 194-8 (Morgan 58); Bourne 246-7 (Louth 100, Berry 55), Sleaford 176 (Berry 5-28); Hartsholme 227-9 (Spence 99), Woodhall Spa 194-9.