Kieran Atkinson stars as Datchworth beat the rain and Therfield in dramatic Sunday win

PUBLISHED: 13:09 28 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:03 29 July 2020

Datchworth's Kieran Atkinson hits a four through mid wicket. Picture: WILL NASH

Datchworth's Kieran Atkinson hits a four through mid wicket. Picture: WILL NASH

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Datchworth did play some cricket over the weekend – with Sunday’s clash at home to Therfield providing a thrilling conclusion.

Kieran Atkinson in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASHKieran Atkinson in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASH

The visitors were chasing 163 and although wickets fell at regular intervals, it always appeared they were on course for victory, especially when they needed 17 in seven overs.

Joe Thompson in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASHJoe Thompson in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASH

However, Kieran Atkinson (2-4) took the final two wickets to give the home side a four-run win.

Datchworth's Kieran Atkinson drives back past the bowler for another boundary. Picture: WILL NASHDatchworth's Kieran Atkinson drives back past the bowler for another boundary. Picture: WILL NASH

He was backed by Tom Braithwaite and Joe Thompson who both took 2-26.

Tom Braithwaite in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASHTom Braithwaite in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASH

Atkinson had been the star of the show for the villagers with the bat too, crafting a sublime 119 on a slow track.

Mitch Constable in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASHMitch Constable in action for Datchworth. Picture: WILL NASH

Datch were struggling at 63-7 but with Jamie Coath gamely sticking with the opener, the pair put on 68 for the ninth wicket and handed 19-year-old stand-in skipper Mitch Constable a win in his first match in charge.

Three wickets for Tom Butler proved immaterial as Saturday’s clash with Chipperfield Clarendon was abandoned for rain.


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