Abbey lift another indoor cricket title

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Despite playing a man short, Abbey made it nine wins out of nine this season at Fort Regent following a four-run victory against Jersey Seniors.

Batting first and losing the prolific Ryan Driver early on, Abbey were made to work hard to reach a total of 88 with Nigel Crocker retiring and finishing on 29.

John Prince also contributed with a respectable 23.

Tidy bowling mid-innings from Dominic Glennon restricted Abbey to one of their lowest scores of the season.

The Seniors got off to a reasonable start and they were on target to win until Prince took two wickets in consecutive deliveries.

By the time the Seniors recovered they required ten runs to win off the final over, bowled by Driver.

Scoring just two runs off the first four deliveries they chances petered before Dave Gorman, who finished unbeaten on 27, ran three.

Driver then delivered a dot ball on the last delivery and the match and title were won.

Farmers completed a league double over Rathbones OVs after winning last night by one wicket.

OVs were all out for 94 with Nigel Johnson, Ward Jenner and Ben Searson scoring 31, 21 and 17 respectively.

James Perchard took two wickets for 26 runs.

Farmers squeezed home by one wicket with one ball remaining, Dave Buxton top-scoring with an undefeated 49.

Jenner and Bertie Broughton took two wickets each, Jenner for 25 runs and Broughton for 19.

Pentagon also won by one wicket, against Centurions.

The latter batted first scoring 99 for 5 with Danny Bertram among the runs with 44.

Pentagon’s Barry Parsons took two wickets for 13 runs.

Parsons, 35, and young Paul Connolly, 22 not out, steered Pentagon to victory for the loss of five wickets.

JJCA I defeated Walkovers A by 74 runs in Division II.

JJCA totalled 149 not out following scores of 31, 32 and 23 by Lee Meloy, Tom Gibbs and Duncan McCabe respectively, the latter who hit three 6s.

Joel Lucas and Nick Richardson both took two wickets for Walkovers A who replied with 75 all out, Honeywood scoring 33 and Richardson 21.

Gibbs followed up his good innings taking three wickets for 17 runs.

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