Batting Collapse Costs Port

PUBLISHED: 10:04 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

A BATTING collapse midway through an innings cost Littleport II dear as they came up short against Over II. Put into bat first, the Port top-order impressed with a number of good knocks looking to have set a strong platform for a lower order assault. It

A BATTING collapse midway through an innings cost Littleport II dear as they came up short against Over II.

Put into bat first, the Port top-order impressed with a number of good knocks looking to have set a strong platform for a lower order assault.

It wasn't to be however, as good scores of 36 by A Buxton and 41 by A Berry went unrewarded as the last five batsmen folded for just five runs, ultimately leaving Port 145 all out.

Needing regular wickets to stand a good chance of victory, Port struck a number of telling early blows to give themselves a sniff of victory. A staunch fight back from Over's J Benson (50) and T Smart (65) however, all but buried their hopes of victory.

Doug Marsh (2-43) was the pick of the bowlers for Port.

Littleport first team meanwhile, were propelled to victory thanks to the herculean efforts of Jamie Leonard, who took an astonishing 8-22, to bowl Over out for just 65. Port knocked the total off in a little over 10 overs to take the win.

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