Saturday, 31 July 2021

Woodcote have edge in close encounter

WOODCOTE won a nail-biting nine wicket victory over EAST AND WEST HENDRED in the Downs League last Wednesday.

WOODCOTE won a nail-biting nine wicket victory over EAST AND WEST HENDRED in the Downs League last Wednesday.

Hendred posted 145-4 in their 20 overs with J Briggs hitting 40 and J Mulford 31. James Worsfold was the pick of the Woodcote bowlers with 3-16 in his four overs. Woodcote contributed to the high Hendred score by conceding 30 runs in wides.

Woodcote’s innings started slowly and Hendred looked favourites to win at the halfway stage with only 59 on the board. However, after the departure of James Wheeler, Stefan Gordon and Paul Knox accelerated the rate with a combination of hard hitting and good running.

Gordon reached his half-century (58 not out) and Knox hit three sixes in his 45 not out. Entering the last over Woodcote needed 10 to win and they did it with two balls to spare as Knox hit the second ball for six and scored two off each of the third and fourth balls.

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