Town survive nerve-wracking end to weird game
Peterborough Town remain in touch at the top of the Northants Premier Division after surviving a nerve-wracking finale at Horton House on Saturday.
Town dominated most of the game against a side who haven’t won since earlyMay, but then it almost went horribly wrong.
Horton reached the final over requiring 20 to pass Town’s 214-8 with two wickets in hand and facing ace fast bowler Joe Dawborn.
Remarkably two fours and a six followed and a no-ball awarded while Town skipper David Clarke was still setting his field left Horton requiring a four from the final ball to pinch an unlikely win.
They failed much to Clarke’s relief and the winning draw kept his side in second place.
“We lost a little composure towards the end,” Clarke stated. “But Joe bowled a good last ball to keep us safe.
“It was a weird game as we never really looked likely to lose. In the end we were happy to leave with 16 points which kept us in touch at the top.”
Lewis Bruce top scored with a stylish 79 for Town which was a welcome return to form. He also claimed two wickets , one fewer than spin twin Paul McMahon.
Bourne wicket-keeper Carl Wilson is set to lead Lincs to the Eastern Division title in the Unicorns Championship in his first season in charge. Lincs have a healthy 18-point lead at the top ahead of their penultimate fixture with Herts at Cleethorpes which starts this weekend.
Lewis Bruce cracked 79 for Peterborough Town at Horton House.