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MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE PRE­MIER DI­VI­SION Ballinger Wag­goners 171-6 Knotty Green 143 Ballinger won by 28 runs A FOURTH-wicket stand of 104 be­tween Rollo McIn­tyre and Ian Davies laid the foun­da­tions for Ballinger Wag­goners’ win over Knotty Green on Satur­day.

Early dis­missals for open­ers Matt Ri­ley and Danny Draper, and a sec­ond-ball exit for Andy Thomp­son, saw Ballinger wob­bling at 56-3, but Davies lent the im­pe­ri­ous McIn­tyre mag­nif­i­cent sup­port, turn­ing sin­gles into twos while his part­ner went for the big hits.

Af­ter a spate of sixes, McIn­tyre chanced his arm once too of­ten and was bowled for 77 with only two overs re­main­ing, while Davies fell for a gutsy 28 in the fi­nal over as they closed on 171-6.

Knotty’s re­ply got off to a shaky start, stut­ter­ing to 18-3 as Nick Adams struck be­fore Will Reid took two scalps in his fourth over, one of them to a mirac­u­lous div­ing catch by Thomp­son. First change Ian Maciver took a wicket in his first over, but when a Knotty bats­man un­leashed a vol­ley of sixes it looked like the game would swing.

There was a re­lief when Thomp­son bowled him, mak­ing it 113-6 with 10 overs left and the re­main­ing bats­men were not up to it, Knotty all out for 143 and Reid 4-26.

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