Sway A just run out of
It was a riot of run
outs as Sway went down by just 8 runs to neighbours Bashley in a
close-fought match. 8 of the 12 wickets to fall in the match were run
outs, some superb, some unlucky & some plain senseless!!
Bashley batted first & despite some tight early bowling from Kris Locke
(3-0-22-0) & later Josh Bailey (3-0-26-1) they steadily advanced to 92
off 8 overs before the 1st wicket fell with Taylor (25), Morris (30) &
star Pardoe (39) all retiring. Some slick Sway fielding then began to
make inroads as Hattingh (11) & Eede (0) were both run out. Then
stand-in keeper Steve How held a sharp chance off Josh's spin bowling to
dismiss Scott (8) & another run out reduced Bash to 119-4 off 10 overs.
Sadly that just brought Pardoe back in to plunder runs until Jon Waller
(3-0-45-1) found his edge for a 2nd caught behind. A superb last over
from Kris with no runs off the bat & another run out last ball
restricted Bash to a gettable 145-6.
Will MIllard (31) & Josh Bailey (9) opened the Sway response brightly
until Josh was unluckily run out off a fluke deflection. Dan Bailey (5)
should have known better than to take on Pardoe's arm & was run out from
a superb pick up & direct hit. Enter skipper Steve How & it was from the
sublime to the ridiculous as he & Will hesitantly met about halfway for
a 'yes-no interlude' before deciding to return whence they came, sadly
too late for Steve, run out for 1.
At a rocky 51-3 off 5 overs Sway needed a steadying influence & Jon
Waller (8) provided it as he & Will took the score on to 92 before he
was bowled. Kris Locke (23) joined Will & they had advanced to 112 when
Will was unfortunate to be caught off a rebound, leaving it all to do
for last man standing Kris. But he nearly did it, with a mixture of
well-placed shots & some canny leg byes he required just 13 off the last
over. Sadly the 'Kris Krushes Bash' headline had to be binned when he
became a final run out victim of another superb direct hit as Sway
finished up 137-6, just 8 runs short.
Krisitan Locke -
coming to get your wicket!