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Under blue skies and in warm sunshine, the final weekend of a deplorably wet Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier season brought just one change in league positions as Lindum moved up into fifth place above Woodhall Spa.

Haxey, already crowned champions, lost to Bracebridge Heath who sealed the runners-up slot with a 67 run win. And at the bottom of the table, Market Deeping gained the points they needed at Skegness to stay above Boston and avoid finishing at the bottom of the table.

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.

Boston may be propping up the league but the Mayflower team went out on a high note with a winning draw at Grimsby who 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 just two runs short of 800.

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.

Lindum completed a steady climb up the table with victory over Louth who were out for 103 chasing the Lincoln side’s total of 227 for eight. And Hartsholme notched up the same score for the loss on nine wickets as they sent Woodhall down to sixth place with a winning draw at Ashby Avenue, Kit Spence the unluckiest batsman of the day when he was out on 99.