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Nettleham finish without a win

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The top and bottom of the Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League may already be decided after Bracebridge Heath's triumphant summer but the eventful matches and surprise results continued into the final week.

At Grimsby, Jim Morgan became the first - and only - double centurion of 2011 when he blasted 208 off 169 balls with five sixes and 21 fours.

Morgan, together with Neal Snell who made 58, helped the home side to 329 for seven and Carl Taylor and Gary Tillison then joined forces to take four wickets each as Louth were dismissed for 116.

At Skegness, more than 600 runs were scored for the loss of 10 wickets as the home side notched up 366 for five against Market Deeping, Wade McCall with an unbeaten 151. Deeping then replied with 236 for five.

Fahad Masood ended the season on 86 wickets, shattering the league record at Bourne who were restricted to 196 for nine by Woodhall Spa. Masood then took 5-63 as the visitors were bowled out for 136.

Matt Bradley also took five wickets for Bracebridge Heath at Lindum, the champions hitting 271 for eight before bowling their hosts out for 152.

Bourne had already claimed the runners-up spot but Boston gained sufficient points to hang on to third place despite going down to Sleaford, for whom Matthew Mountain made an unbeaten 127. Sleaford finished on 249 for eight before bowling the home side out for 194.

But the closest game of the day was at Hartsholme who ended their 50 overs on 204 for nine. Going into the final over with four runs needed and eight wickets down, Nettleham looked like claiming their sole victory of the season – but Rob Thorpe’s first two balls bowled both Nettleham’s final pair, giving Hartsholme a three run win.