This was an exciting match that proved painful for the bowlers, with even the Cavaliers mustering three retirements. Sunset scored at almost ten an over in setting us 190 to win, with few of the bowlers coving themselves in glory. Credit must go to Sunset chairman Bernie who played for us and bowled two overs at the end, taking 2-8 thanks to two good catches from Andy Wills.
Despite a good start and some decent batting we were always behind the rate and needed an improbable 29 off the last over to win. Sunset’s Freddie career was batting for us and facing, with a two off then first ball it looked to be over. He then hit two sixes and a four to leave us needing ten off two balls and with another six the win was in sight. (It was pointed out that he should really have retired before hitting this six, having reached the 30 for retirement.) So it came to the last ball and Freddie tried to cart the slower ball over cow corner but missed it and was bowled.
A great effort though, a terrific game and a very close finish.
A footnote – our old schoolfriend Gareth made his debut in this game and performed well, if a little rustily. Two overs for 21 runs was no disgrace at the end on this wicket, though his big hotting was not required at the death.
Sunset 189-5 (Wilson 2-8)
Cavendish Cavaliers 186-6 (Creer 36)
Sunset CC won by three runs
|Alan Bristow||Not Out||1||0/0||100||1|
|Andy Wills||Did Not Bat|
|Gareth Dart||Did Not Bat|
|Bernie Wilson||Did Not Bat|