Goresbrook are pipped to the trophy in a nail-biting finish
PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 September 2012
Woodford Wells 131-6 beat Goresbrook 128-5 by three runs
Despite a grandstand finish Goresbrook under-15s narrowly missed out on victory in the Cox & Kings Cup final on Sunday against Woodford Wells.
Skipper Shane Barwick had no hesitation in putting the Monkhams Lane hosts into bat and Ben Irving picked up the first wicket of the day, but Morgan and Massie moved the score onto 71 before Billy Smith accounted for the latter.
Callum Shepherd took two wickets in two balls to keep ’Brook in with a shout, as Wells ending on 131-6 after some fine bowling at the death from Bobby Gaymer and Liam Addison.
In reply, Goresbrook made a great start hitting 18 off of the first two overs, but Barwick was caught for nine.
That brought Irving to the crease though and he produced an unbeaten 31 off of 19 balls before retiring, and with Bobby Gaymer (30 retired out), the pair had put ’Brook in a powerful position.
But once the pair where forced to retire that was when the problems started as Joel Oliver, Addison, Jack Stead and Ausman Ginai all fell cheaply.
Stuart Greaves and Aaron Scott produced a grandstand finish, as they took the game down to the last ball, with Goresbrook finishing just three runs short, Greaves ending on 17 not out.
Massie was the star turn for Wells with figures of 4-19 to help them clinch the trophy.
But the side still have a chance of winning the Havering League as they travel to Upminster tomorrow (Thursday).
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