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Cricket: Hornchurch Athletic lose in last-ball drama

PUBLISHED: 20:00 26 July 2018

A Hornchurch Athletic fielder shows his frustration (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A Hornchurch Athletic fielder shows his frustration (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch Athletic fell to a dramatic last-ball defeat against Great Totham in T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division One.

Ross Raftery (92) and Sam Samarasekera (67) led Athletic to 160-2 in perfect conditions, before they closed on 231-7.

Tyler Marks took two early wickets in reply, but the middle order rallied to leave Totham needing nine runs from the last over.

Raftery bowled it, but the tailenders took their chances to claim a one-wicket win and leave Athletic 40 points adrift of the top two.

The seconds held Brookweald to 180-9 as Alex Hardy (2-26) and Sam Blowers (2-47) nabbed braces and Chris Humphries (61) and Stuart Whitaker (27) led Athletic to a four-wicket win.

Harry Gilham (5-27) was the pick of the bowling as the thirds dismissed Goresbrook fourths for 124, with Spencer Duke (72 not out) steering Athletic to a nine-wicket win.

But the fourths lost by 48 runs to Galleywood thirds, as Rob Kershaw (49) top scored.


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