Extras Cost Nunholm Opening Season Victory – Cricket News

Nunholm bashed Cambusdoon for 231 but suffer a loss 3 balls from the finish.

Cambusdoon won the toss and elected to bowl with the matchball sponsored by Walker and Sharpe. Nunholm put together a competitive total of 231.

Nunholm 231 all out v Cambusdoon 232-7

Jeremy Goodin and Adam Malik got the team off to a solid start but Malik was dismissed by the left handed spin of Henderson for 20. The top order for Nunholm were batting well and scoreboard continued to tick over. The innings however exploded into life when Campbell Potts entered the fray smashing a 18 ball score of 40 runs, before being caught going for another big six. Nunholm unfortunately started to lose wickets regularly as the innings came to a close, but had posted a competitive 231 for Cambusdoon to chase.
Nunholm set about protecting the total, and Danny Armstrong picked up the wickets of both openers, clean bowling them. This bought Douglas Johnstone to the crease and as always he proved to be a difficult man to dismiss. Nunholm let slip a couple half chances go by before James Cox eventually dismissed him for 67. Cambusdoon were always in touch as they chased down the total as Nunholm paid the price for wides and extras as they were second top score with 50.
There was time for controversy as with 2 overs to go and Nunholm requiring 2 wickets and Cambusdoon requiring 10 runs, a snick behind by the young Cambusdoon batsman saw him turn and walk. The umpire, however gave the decision Not Out and the batsman returned to the crease to help secure the victory for Cambusdoon with 3 balls to spare.
Robbie Huxtable was named player of the Match by his team mates for an excellent spell of controlled bowling of 10 over 2 maidens 26 runs and picking up 2 wickets, demonstrating the benefits of training and practice.

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