Clumber Park 1st XI win in opening game of the season
By Owen Jervis
Rix holds nerve in tense finish as Clumber win.
The 1st XI got off to a winning start in a thrilling game against Harthill! Batting first the visitors posted 177-5 from their 46 overs! Tom Parker was excellent with the ball and picked up 2 deserved wickets... Luke also picked up 2 wickets amongst his 8 no balls and Leigh struck in he final over to get his first clumber wicket! The ground fielding was excellent and the catching was...... shocking... only 8 dropped yesterday... the highlight being AJs palm over the boundary for 6!!! In reply we started well!! James and Leigh opened up and put on 30 odd at a good rate!! Davo then joined Hubball at the crease and the pair motored the score onto 94! Cruising right??! Well it wouldn’t be clumber without a collapse.. 155-5 turned into 168-9! 10 needed off the last two overs!! AJ managed to hit one straight to their overseas and call for a suicidal run... fortunately for us their overseas was too busy fiddling with sandpaper and managed to miss the stumps with his throw!! Up stepped Chris Rix to put in a match winning performance with the bat to see us to the finish... 5 balls to spare and the 1sts scraped home! Well done everyone
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