Devon G West

Yelverton Bohemians seconds v

Whitchurch seconds

THE day before England won the Cricket World Cup, another nail-biting match was happening at Whitchurch.

Yelverton were invited to bat first and capitalised on a below par Whitchurch bowling performance. Johns made 31 before being caught behind by Powell off Webber. Cottrell and Foskett then set about the bowling and looked like posting a formidable target.

Foskett had scored 48 when he was superbly caught by Webber in the deep. Cottrell then completed his half century.

At 189 for 2, Whitchurch were staring down the barrel. A late order collapse including three run outs and two wickets for Megicks saw them post a challenging 218; Cottrell top scoring with 73.

In reply, Megicks starred with the bat scoring 35 in his first match for three years. Whitchurch were up with the run rate as Yelverton searched for a breakthrough with Chetwynd proving hard to get away.

Credicott made 71 to keep the target in sight, but when he went Whitchurch were 174-5 with most of the senior players gone. Bailey was the pick of the Yelverton bowlers with 2 for 37.

The wise head of Powell and the fearless support of U14 Josh Hawkins kept the game in the melting pot.

Thirty runs were needed off the final four overs, which was reduced to eight of the last over. Powell with the boundaries. Hawkins with lots of running.

Powell would eventually hit the winning boundary with one ball to spare, ending not out on 33.

This was another excellent game played in a great spirit throughout.