CRICKET: Mullion win match in dramatic fashion

CRICKET: Mullion win match in dramatic fashion

CRICKET: Mullion win match in dramatic fashion

First published in Sport

Mullion on Saturday visited second placed Botallack/St Levan and came away with a thrilling win from the final ball.

Mullion won the toss and batted first, but lost Trevor lee and Jim Pearson with 14 on the board, Jonty Wheatley(23) and Martin Hearn(45) recovered things being 64 for 2 off 24 overs.

Matt Grose then scored an attacking 61 and with Mike Cockings adding a quick fire 31, Mullion totalled 216 for 9 but with a good pitch and quick outfield, a slightly below par score.

Botallack/St Levan got off to a great start being 93 for 1 off 19 overs, but when Jonty Wheatley had opener Holley caught for 65, Mullion started to compete.

Regular wickets went down but the home side were always ahead of the run rate. Mullion fielding with 10 men due to a Pearson injury, had 2 overs to bowl, with Botallack/St Levan needed only 6 runs.

Trevor Lee then produced a maiden with a tight over, this left Mike Cockings to bowl the last over with 6 still required. With a single and a 2 off the first five balls, 3 were needed off the last ball.

A square drive was hit wide of Charlie Hearn who chased it down and returned a throw for Grose to whip of the bails with the batsman short of a tying second run.

For Mullion Charlie Hearn ended up with 3 for 44 and there were wickets each for Jonty Wheatley, Trevor Lee and Mike Cocking who held his nerve bowling his best over of the game at the death.

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