Wag­goners hang onto bonus af­ter col­lapse

De­spite bright start to innings, Ballinger take just one point

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Roger Web­ster tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

ich MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE PRE­MIER DI­VI­SION Holmer Green Ballinger Wag­goners 185 139

OPENER: Holmer Green bats­man Jake Gumb on his way to los­ing his wicket to Ballinger Wag­goners his feet, prospects looked good.

There were 99 runs on the board when Draper fell for 35, but the next three wickets added a measly three to the score and, at 102-5, Ballinger were in trou­ble, with only Jono Lacey and debu­tant Tom Petrie show­ing any fight in the lower or­der.

When they were out in quick

for

a

win suc­ces­sion, the only tar­get left to pur­sue was 75 per cent of Holmer’s score for a bonus point – which they grabbed with their fi­nal run be­fore be­ing bowled out for 139.

Mean­while, with the sec­onds chas­ing 207 to beat un­beaten league lead­ers Fre­ith, ninth wicket pair Fin Clark and Miles Dug­dale plun­dered 17 off the last over to do just that. Clark hit a four and a six from the first two balls be­fore a sin­gle brought Dug­dale on strike, and he squeezed an­other three, which left Clark need­ing the same from the last two balls.

A wide eased the pres­sure, and sur­rounded by field­ers, he drove the penul­ti­mate ball down the ground for victory.

Photo by Jon Mikol www.buyapho­totms.co.uk BE153382

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