PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES suffered just a third defeat of the season as they slipped to
PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES suffered just a third defeat of the season as they slipped to a last-ball seven-wicket defeat to WOODLEY â?? but it was one of their own players who played the key role in their loss.
Hamish Scott guested for the visitors at Peppard Common, and bowled a match-winning spell of 0-7 from four overs in a Twenty20 game played following heavy rain in the early part of Sunday.
The Kites chose to bat and lost Fergus Nutt early on, but Jake Leach and Will Legg took the score to 85 until the latter was caught off the bowling of Mohammed Lone.
Simon Gozzard added a breezy 33 and Leach ended unbeaten on 52 as the Kites made a competitive 171-4.
However, the young Kites side â?? again featuring eight U18s â?? were guilty of thinking the game was won and a substandard fielding display cost them dear.
Six catches were put down as Emad Khan and Zain Raja smashed the ball to all parts, and despite a heroic late effort from Legg â?? whose first five balls of the final over were dots â?? the last ball of the game was hit for four as Woodley took the honours in dramatic fashion.