Bowled over after bowl-out

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SKEGNESS bowed out of the Winkworth Cup in cricket’s equivalent to a penalty shoot-out at Richmond Drive on Monday.

The three-way contest against Bourne and Market Deeping in this Twenty20 event saw the seasiders fall in a bowl-out. As a result Bourne went through to the next round at Sleaford on June 4.

The three captains agreed to a reduction to 15 overs per innings in a bid to get the cricket finished before the rain came.

Bourne beat Deeping by 32 runs after racing to 148 for seven.

Then Skegness set Deeping a target of 137. The rain intervened with an over to go and the hosts went through on the faster run rate over the first four overs.

With no further play possible Bourne and Skegness selected five players for a bowl out, which Bourne won to join, Louth, Bracebridge Heath and Sleaford in the next round.