After losing the toss, Knebworth Park were asked to bat on a low, slow pitch. In the face of some very good opposition bowling and fielding, Knebworth lost regular wickets during their innings.
Only Tom Hills
(20) seemed to get the measure of the batting conditions, although he did receive good support from John Inman
(9) and Rob Morley (7 N.O) as Park dragged their score up to 61 all out.
At the half way stage, KPCC were staring down the barrel of a heavy defeat, but produced an exceptional fielding and bowling display.
Park's fielding was exceptional, with great catches from Tom Hills
, Rob Morley, David Barwick
and Max Hoskins keeping them in with a shout.
Guy Johnson bowled unchanged and with great control throughout, finishing with 3 for 34 from 13 overs.
He was very well supported from the other end by James Stevens
(3 for 14 from 6 overs) and Max Hoskins (3 for 9 from 5 overs)
Luton and Indians went from 23 for 1 to 23 for 4, and soon found themselves 44 for 8, leaving the match very much in the balance.
and Steve Large
then combined to run out the Luton number 10, and both sides could sense that victory was in sight.
After an ice-cool maiden over from Rob Morley in what turned out to be the penultimate over, Guy Johnson trapped the number 11 LBW to finish the game and give a buoyant Park side an unlikely 30 points. It really was a great victory and hugely well deserved by Park for their "never-say-die" attitude.