Bourne 181 all out v Skegness 89 all out
Bourne (20pts) beat
Skegness (5pts) by 92 runs
Former Skegness wicket keeper Carl Wilson returned to Richmond Drive to help Bourne to a 92-run victory over the seasiders.
Batting at number five, Wilson hit a well-constructed 61 to rescue the visitors’ innings and then took the catch of Saeed Bariwala at the start of another poor batting display by his former club.
Wilson joined the action with Bourne stuttering on 27 for three and put on 69 with Stuart Airey for the fifth wicket.
Despite the visitors’ recovery, their final four wickets fell for just 13 runs, including two run outs orchestrated by the hard working Tom Cuthbert.
In reply only three Skegness batsmen reached double figures as visiting bowler Darren Cousins picked up a five-wicket haul at the expense of just 29 runs.
Norman Brackley was the top scorer with just 19, one more than Sean Williams, while Jamie Epton made 14 after a stint as wicketkeeper.
The seasiders’ innings came to a close in the 31st over.
Bourne - P Morgan b Cuthbert 11; R Bentley ct Epton b Williams 9; C Louth lbw b Cuthbert 5; B Stroud, st Epton b Milgate 23; C Wilson ct Epton b Williams 61; S Airey run out (Chamberlain) 33; A Stroud not out 14; J Berry ct Chamberlain b Bariwala 8 ; J Stainsby run out (Cuthbert) 0; X Xipu lbw b Bariwala 0; D Cousins run out (Cuthbert) 2; Extras 15;
Total - 181 all out.
Bowling: S Williams 14-0-62-2; T Cuthbert 10.4-2-36-2; S Bariwala 17-4-40-2; D Milgate 7-0-33-1; N Brackley 1-0-3-0.
Skegness - S Bariwala ct Wilson b Berry 0; R Lovelace ct A Stroud b Cousins 5; J Hoskin ct B Stroud b Cousins 7; D Milgate lbw b Cousins 1; N Brackley ct Louth b Cousins 19; P Butler b Berry 2; J Epton b Xipu 14; S Chamberlain ct Louth b Cousins 2; S Williams b Xipu 18; T Cuthbert ct Airey b B Stroud 9; M Forman not out 0; Extras 12;
Total - 89 all out.
Bowling: D Cousins 12-4-29-5; J Berry 11-1-28-2; X Xipu 6-1-18-2; B Stroud 1.3-0-8-1.
On Saturday sixth placed Skegness play their penultimate game of the season when they travel to play title-chasing Sleaford for an 11.30am start.