Last-ball six proves de­ci­sive for Bucks’ T20 hopes

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MI­NOR COUN­TIES WORMSLEY IN­VI­TA­TIONAL T20 SEMI-FI­NAL

Bucks ..........................................................141-9 Ox­ford­shire ................................................. 141-6 Bucks lost by los­ing more wick­ets in a tied game

BUCKS CC suf­fered the worst pos­si­ble last ball de­feat to Ox­ford­shire in the T20 on Fri­day.

The hosts had looked the likely win­ners of a tight con­test for most of the match and seemed to have their op­po­nents where they wanted them, with Ox­ford­shire need­ing a six from the last ball to tie the scores.

Sadly, for bowler Cameron Par­sons that fate­ful fi­nal de­liv­ery was heaved over the ropes by Jonny Cater leav­ing Ox­ford­shire to be de­clared the win­ners by virtue of los­ing fewer wick­ets in their in­nings. They would go on to win the in­au­gu­ral stag­ing of the com­pe­ti­tion by beat­ing Bed­ford­shire by 18 runs in the fi­nal.

De­feat was es­pe­cially hard on Bucks who did well to make 141-9 in their in­nings de­spite hav­ing to con­tend with Sus­sex one-day spe­cial­ist Ty­mal Mills (1-10) among the Ox­ford­shire at­tack. Ger­rards Cross team­mates Alex Wood­land (36) and Dan Hamp­ton (33) were the main­stays of the home ef­fort.

Uzair Am­jaid (3-26) kept the Ox­ford­shire re­ply in check mean­ing 16 were needed off the fi­nal over, but Cater’s un­beaten 46 in­clud­ing his last ball max­i­mum proved de­ci­sive.

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