Overstone Park 2nd XI V Geddington 2nd XI Match Report:
Promotion for Geddington 2nd XI With Victory In A Dramatic Finale At Geddington Cricket Club
Picture: Mark Thomas scoring a half-century for Geddington 2nd Team against Overstone Park 2nd Team at Geddington Cricket Club.
Saturday 16th September 2017
Northamptonshire Cricket League Division 4
Geddington 2nd XI V Overstone Park 2nd XI
Match Result: Geddington won by 4 wickets.
Overstone Park (9pts) 179 43.2 Overs, Geddington (30pts) 183-6 39.2 Overs.
Geddington 2nd Team will be playing Northants Cricket League Division 3 cricket next season after victory by 4 wickets on a dramatic finale against Overstone Park 2nd Team at Geddington Cricket Club.
Geddington needing 40 runs to win with 20 overs left and 6 wickets in hand, the heavens opened and players went off for rain and with Bowden already getting their 30 points, Geddington had to get back on the pitch to win the match and get that final promotion place to Division 3 for next season, but in the end the rain relented and they managed to get back out there and it was captain Colin Judd
(9*) and Sam Smith
(5*) guiding the home side over the line with 4 balls left in the match to get the victory and the 30 points for promotion. Earlier, Mark Thomas
(60) top-scored with a half-century with the bat, Lee Sutherland
(37) and Steve Toseland
(31) were also in the runs, Toseland and Thomas put on 62 for the 2nd wicket partnership. Thomas Pope (2-28) took two wickets with the ball for Overstone Park.
Earlier, Overstone Park batted first and were All Out for 179 in 43.2 overs, Ashil Patel (47) top-scored with the bat, Parim Patel (33) and Marc Bliss (30) were also in the runs for the visitors. Mark Neave
(4-43) took four wickets with the ball for Geddington, there was also two wickets each for Jack Connelly
(2-29) and Lee Smith
(2-41), Marcus Knight
(1-0) and Judd (1-17) both took a wicket each for the visitors.