Last over six hands Flamstead victory
DAVID Rogers stole the show with a stunning six in the last over that won the game for Flamstead but it was Keith Mortimer’s century that set up the victory.
Chasing 225, Flamstead found the boundary in the first over but James Clark, Steve Blunt, Martin Lindley and Deon McNee were soon back in the clubhouse with the score at 15-4.
Mortimer and Grimditch pushed the score up to 38-4 before the latter became Steve Flint’s fourth victim.
In came David Oswin who struggled to score at the same rate as his partner, Mortimer brought up his 50 before racing to 85, bringing up the 100 partnership. Next came his century before he was finally trapped LBW after putting 128 runs on the board.
Sam Bray added 16 before chipping to midwicket and Ridley came and went without scoring to compound the situation.
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Oswain (51) was next to go bringing in Rogers and Jack Smith, who needed six to win off the last over. Flint, looking for his seventh wicket bowled a straight ball that Rogers put into the trees to win the game.
Earlier in the day, Rogers (3-51), Smith (3-68), Lindley (4-49), and strategic fielding placements had taken wickets at regular intervals to keep Hitchin’s score to an assailable target.
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Final score: Flamstead (226-9) beat Hitchin 2s (225) by one wicket.