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Mundford beat leaders

PUBLISHED: 10:24 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 07 July 2010

MUNDFORD'S first team continued a strong league campaign on Saturday defeating the visitors Swardeston.

With two Alliance games to go the Stags captain Alex Bailey still holds faint hopes of stealing the final promotion spot behind Saham Toney.

MUNDFORD'S first team continued a strong league campaign on Saturday defeating the visitors Swardeston.

With two Alliance games to go the Stags captain Alex Bailey still holds faint hopes of stealing the final promotion spot behind Saham Toney.

Mundford ran out easy victors at the weekend but it was in reality a Jekyll and Hyde performance. with the fielding and most notably catching being well below par.

Swardeston's first wicket fell when Bailey was introduced into the attack.

With Yates' line and length improving after the break and catches going to reliable hands Swardeston's middle order was no match for the home side's return to form.

Bailey's spell was to prove pivotal as Mundford regained control.

Grady and McColl both returned at the death to pick up a wicket. Swardeston limped to 183-8.

Yates once being chief wicket taker with four tail end wickets for 57.

Mundford needed a strong opening partnership but when Keeler fell without scoring and Price's day was complete with a golden duck.

The home side needed Australian import McColl and Yates to launch an assault on the opposition attack.

Their partnership of 117 in just over 20 overs took any hopes Swardeston had of surprising their lofty opponents.

McColl hit six fours and five sixes with Yates once again happy to play the anchor role punishing anything full.

With both Yates (67) and McColl (66) gone it was left to McNeilly with a mature 28 to see Mundford home with their eighth outright league victory of the team.

With two more games to go Munford require one more positive result to confirm third place in their return to Division Two.

Mundford travel to Dersingham on Saturday.

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