Old Owens continue to keep a tight grip on top spot in Division One
PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 July 2018
Old Owens continued their push towards the SHCL Division One title with a four-wicket win at home to Ickleford.
They are still 19 points clear of Shenley Village in second with the gap back to third-placed Harpenden with only five games left a whopping 70 points.
They were put into the field after losing the toss and saw Ickleford make a solid if unspectacular start.
But the visitors were stopped in their tracks by the pairing of Chris Whitworth and Robert Sibley.
Whitworth finished with 3-32 after terrorising the middle order before Sibley came in with 4-21 to see off the tailenders.
It left Ickleford all out for 166 and Owens very much in the ascendency.
But they were made to work hard for the 30 points, only claiming the win in the final over.
Chris Palmer top-scored on 46 while opener Rhys Carter hit 40 before Ben Christensen and Bradley Lane got the winning runs with five balls left.