PTCC take 7 wickets for 1 run to claim amazing National cup win

Posted by Richard Kendall on 26 June 2018

PTCC's National Knockout Round 4 match was drifting towards defeat, with only 3 runs to win from the last 2 overs, and 7 wickets in hand, it looked almost certainly High Wycombe's game.

PTCC's National Cup heroes: Kieran Jones and Danny Malik in front of the Wycombe final score at the Dalrod Sports Ground

Then skipper David Clarke handed the ball to 2nd team regular Kieran Jones with defeat looming. Jonesy had other ideas...

WWWW.. six balls later, and a four-wicket maiden, the match was alive...

Suddenly, it was 3 to win, but only 3 wickets in hand, surely we couldn't turn this around?

The skipper then handed the ball to part-time off-spinner Danny Malik - who had earlier scored a vital 53 in Town's 187 all out - but surely they couldn't defend 3 runs?

See a ball-by-ball commentary on the final 2 unbelievable overs...

1WW.W Peterborough Town win by 1 run, and are through to the last 16 of the 5th Round of the Royal London National Club Championship!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolute scenes at Bretton Gate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dressing room PTCC team selfie after an astonishing win

Peterborough Town, after winning their regional Group 12 (full results here) progress to the national stages of the ECB Royal London Club Championship and will host Brentwood CC in Round 5 on Sunday, 15 July at the Dalrod Sports Ground. Start 1pm.

 

Peterborough Telegraph report by Alan Swann:
NATIONAL CLUB KO: Seeing is believing as Peterborough Town claim a miraculous win
Peterborough Telegraph match report

If you weren’t at Bretton Gate today (June 24), you’d never have believed what happened in one of the most sensational finishes in Peterborough Town’s history.
Chasing Town’s 188 to reach the last 16 of the National Club Championship knockout, High Wycombe, losing quarter-finalists last season, were 186-3 at the start of the 39th and penultimate over and cruising to victory in what had been a rather tedious contest...

Wycombe scorecard from play-cricket.com, showing the 6 ducks at the end

ECB Royal London National Club Championship - Round 4 - Scorecard:

Peterborough Town

C. Milner c Russell b Zaib 4;

D. Clarke b Thompson 22;

A. Butt c Callis b Lasseter 36;

V. Bajaj b Thompson 4;

A. Mitchell c Zaib b Dobbs 12;

K. Judd c Russell b Dobbs 1;

D. Malik c Higgins b Lasseter 53;

M. Milner c Callis b Haddon 15;

M. Saif not out 8;

N. Haider c b Zaib 2;

K. Jones c Russell b Zaib 3;

Extras 28;

TOTAL 188 all out

Wycombe

E. Callis lbw Saif 61;

D. Cranfield-Thompson b Bajaj 0;

W. Hatton b Milner 17;

N. Hawkes not out 59;

G. Russell c C. Milner b Jones 21;

A. Dobbs c C. Milner b Jones 0;

A. Zaib c C. Milner b Jones 0;

A. Higgins lbw Jones 0;

C. Haddow c Mitchell b Malik 0;

G. Lasseter lbw Malik 0;

B. Hoggan b Malik 0;

Extras 29;

TOTAL 187 all out

Bowling: V. Bajaj 8-0-37-1; K. Jones 6-1-16-4; M. Saif 8-0-38-1; M. Milner 8-1-35-1; N. Haider 8-0-37-0; D. Malik 1.5-0-8-3.

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