Sway took full advantage of the absence of manager Stephen Drayton being away watching what bizarrely passes in the USA for sporting entertainment by beating Lyndhurst & Ashurst in an exciting game at Fleming Park
Lyndhurst batted first and Dave Marshall struck in the first over bowling Paultons legend Kym Homewood. Dave Agha and Simon Park however picked up the scoring right aided by some wayward bowling. Debutant Noah Glass was introduced and produced a superb opening over bowling Lyndhurst run-merchant Simon Park. The belligerent Agha was still there as Lyndhurst pushed on and despite another wicket for Marshall and a run out for Glass a challenging score of 150-4 was posted.
In reply Dan Stevenson and Olly Marshall got off to a steady start but with the score on 28 Marshall was bowled for 10. George Lewis picked up the rate with a quick 17. Next in was Nigel Gallagher also making his Fleming Park debut. Forgetting his trackies he was forced to play in black jeans however the resulting sweat lubrication aided some rapid running between the wickets! With Stevenson retired Dave Marshall joined Gallagher and the pair went a at rapid rate until Gallagher also retired. With 58 needed off the last 4 overs there was a tricky situation to manage as new bat Glass has to face a crowd of fielders in short. However Sway should not have worried as Glass batted well for his 12 running rapidly whilst Lyndhurst’s not-so-youngsters strained their backs.
Going into the final over Sway needed 10 runs however Glass was caught and bowled first ball. Stevenson (33*) returned to nearly take Marshall’s head off with a four then bunted a two. So 4 needed off two balls but only one was needed as Marshall (26*) flat batted the next ball for 4 to conclude Sway’s 4th indoor win in 4 days!
Thanks to Pete Bennet for his immaculate scoring