Mor­ris has ma­jor role in clinch­ing dra­matic Ley win

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHRIS Mor­ris hit the win­ning runs with a dra­matic bound­ary to clinch an as­ton­ish­ing low-scor­ing match for league lead­ers Ley Hill on Saturday.

No less than 17 wick­ets fell be­fore tea, with the Hill, chas­ing 70 to win, re­duced to 36-7, and the scores level when the last bats­man en­tered the fray.

Vis­i­tors Down­ley had been re­duced to 29-3, then collapsed from 51-4 to 69 all out as Scott Peter­son’s 3-7 from six overs left them in tat­ters, while Chris Mor­ris and Su­ranga Daluwatta took 3-24 and 2-14 re­spec­tively.

But the Hill strug­gled with their re­ply from the off, los­ing both open­ers for eight apiece be­fore fall­ing to 30-5 and then 36-7 when tea was called be­fore the open­ing bowlers had even fin­ished their open­ing spells.

Justin Hutchins and Craig Ot­t­away steaded the ship un­til the lat­ter was dis­missed by a re­mark­able catch at mid-off, and Peter­son hit some quick­fire runs be­fore Hutchins was out lbw for 24.

The score was now 69-9 and ev­ery re­sult was still pos­si­ble, in­clud­ing a tie, but with one run needed to win, last man Mor­ris belted the ball and ran as if his pants were on fire – but he need not have both­ered as the ball flew past every­one for a bound­ary.

Az Shakoor had a mixed week for the 2nds, smash­ing an un­beaten 80 as his side won their T20 cup semi fi­nal against Lacey Green 2nds be­fore top­scor­ing again with 32 on Saturday, but this time ended up on the los­ing side against Wid­mer End.

The 2nds also lost to Had­den­ham, de­spite knocks of 80 from John Pawdey and 58 from Put­tur Bharath.

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