Downham Leave It Late For Win

LITTLE Downham picked up their second win in three games after squeezing past Dullingham by just two runs. Dullingham won the toss and, seeking to take advantage of a damp pitch, opted to put their hosts into bat. The ploy was an astute one as Downham str

LITTLE Downham picked up their second win in three games after squeezing past Dullingham by just two runs.

Dullingham won the toss and, seeking to take advantage of a damp pitch, opted to put their hosts into bat. The ploy was an astute one as Downham struggled to get the ball away on a slow pitch and soon found themselves in trouble.

Save for some experienced knocks from openers Clive Heaps (19) and Gary Dewsbury (18), there was little of note for the home side and they were removed for just 108.

With Dullingham needing just 2.7 runs per over for victory Downham were in dire need of quick wickets, and, thanks to the efforts of a highly sinuous bowling attack, they did just that.


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Downhams' four pronged bowling attack of Rob Palmer, Pete Baker, James White and Stan Martin proved difficult to get away and took wickets at regular intervals throughout the Dullingham innings.White, in particular, returning miserly figures of 10 overs, 2wickets for 12 runs.

An exciting conclusion to the game saw Dullingham requiring three runs to win from the last ball, a typically hostile delivery from Baker was missed by the batsmen and a sharp piece of fielding by Downhams' Wicket keeper and Captain, Dave Cutforth, saw the non striker run out.

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