Boston CC’s Deans takes ‘incredible’ 14 wickets in two days

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IN-FORM Paul Deans has labelled his nine-wicket haul for Boston on Saturday as ‘incredible’.

The 48-year-old ripped through the Bourne Seconds batsmen for the loss of just 10 runs on Saturday in the South Lincs and Border League Division One - before taking a further five wickets on Sunday in Boston’s victory at North Scarle.

Saturday’s haul was the slow left-armer’s best ever figures – his haul coming in just 9.5 overs, which included four maidens.

“It was incredible, I’ve never experienced anything like it,” said the former Long Sutton player.

“Everything I bowled was either caught or the batsmen walked by.

“I took nine wickets for Moulton Harrox in 2000, but not that quickly.”

Looking back at Saturday’s contest, Deans continued: “I had a five-over spell after the first change and took 3-6.

“Then the skipper tried a few of the younger lads and said he’d bring me back on towards the end.

“We were happy with our total of 197, but Bourne were getting a little nearer than we would have liked.

“They were wanting about 70 off the last 10 overs. That’s when I came back on and had another good spell.”

Deans has now taken 66 wickets this season and his latest figures will send him soaring up the bowling statistics leaderboard for the ECB network.

Prior to the weekend he was listed in eighth place on website play-cricket.com

Deans’ five wickets on Sunday came in a Lincoln League match against North Scarle.

He said: “With the wet weather we’d had it was a perfect wicket for me.”