Mundford win against odds
MUNDFORD's first team continued its excellent form in Division Two of the Alliance with a victory against all odds away at Garboldisham. This victory means Mundford are the early pacemakers.
MUNDFORD's first team continued its excellent form in Division Two of the Alliance with a victory against all odds away at Garboldisham.
This victory means Mundford are the early pacemakers.
Captain Bailey praised everyone after the game.
“We showed true spirit and determination today. Thanks must go to Geda Allsop, Colin Harrington and Aaron Burt; without them this result would not have been possible.
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“We have four or five people returning to the team to face Horsford and with confidence high I would expect another similar performance.
“Our aim this year is to remain in this division. Hopefully when this is achieved we can reassess our goals.”
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Fielding four different players from the previous week's victory against Kirkley, things started well with the home side creeping along at three an over for the first 20 overs; even then, Grady was the only successful bowler, Kemp being held by the safe hands of Allsop.
In the heat Mundford began to wilt as the runs started to flow.
The normally reliable Bailey bowled one bad ball an over and with Yates slightly off colour in his second spell, Garboldisham raced to 243, 180 of these in the final 30 overs.
Things did not look good for Mundford's second win on the bounce and after two balls of their reply it looked even worse as Keeler mis-timed a pull.
It was left to Yates (42) and McColl (89) to steady the ship in a partnership of 102 in 23 overs. This partnership was to prove pivotal in deciding the match. With Yates and Long (6) gone, the returning McNeilly (29) was the perfect foil to McColl.
With both these gone, Mundford still needed 63 from nine overs. Allsop was full of shots in his boundary-laden 45 and Grady was watchful and patient with 188. The target was reached with 10 balls to go.