Robinson's in seventh heaven as Park claim dramatic win
PUBLISHED: 18:40 24 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009
Saracens Herts League Division Two Knebworth Park 2nds 116-10 Northchurch 114-10 SIX wickets tumbled for just 19 runs as Knebworth Park 2nds snatched victory in dramatic fashion on Saturday. All had seemed lost in their Division Two game against Northchu
Saracens Herts League Division Two
Knebworth Park 2nds 116-10 Northchurch 114-10
SIX wickets tumbled for just 19 runs as Knebworth Park 2nds snatched victory in dramatic fashion on Saturday.
All had seemed lost in their Division Two game against Northchurch until the bowlers came to Park's rescue.
Defending a paltry total of 116, Shaun Robinson and his fellow bowlers managed to skittle their opponents for 114 for a dramatic two-run win.
After winning the toss, Knebworth chose to bat and started poorly by losing an early wicket.
Colin Letford soldiered on along with Junior D'Abreu, but they couldn't push on after getting good starts of 23 and 24 respectively.
The rest of the Knebworth totals were filled with scores between 0 and 15 as nobody could get settled against the good bowling.
They were eventually bowled out for 116 from 48 overs.
Northchurch started off well in reply and lady luck seemed to be in their corner as edges flew through gaps off openers Michael Fisher and skipper Robinson.
Robinson started to find his true rhythm and picked up the first four wickets of the innings as Northchurch fell from a comfortable 64-2 to be four down for the same score.
It seemed as though Northchurch had found their way back on track as they scored quickly.
That was until Maz Iqbal came on to bowl with Northchurch four down and needing only 31 runs for victory.
Pressure bowling from Robinson and Iqbal squeezed the life out of Northchurch's middle order and they kindly enough threw their wickets away.
Thanks to best league figures of 7-29 from Robinson and 3-17 from Iqbal, Knebworth managed to get the remaining six wickets for 19 runs in 12 overs as they claimed 30 valuable points.