Last-wicket pair come to rescue

Tim Smith jnr bowls for Worksop.
Tim Smith jnr bowls for Worksop.

Tail-enders Oliver Bradbury and David Hancocks steered Worksop 1sts to an unlikely losing draw.

They survived around seven overs as Worksop finished on 71 for nine in reply to Lea and Roses’ 139 for nine in Division One of the Bassetlaw League.

The last pair came to the rescue after Worksop slid from 47 for two to 67 for nine.

Bradbury finished on four not out after facing 18 balls, while Hancocks, who also took three wickets, didn’t score but more importantly faced 23 balls.

Earlier in the Worksop reply the first four batsmen all made double figures.

Wicketkeeper Patrick Delahnuty top-scored with 15 opening the innings.

Tim Smith jnr made 14, Harry Taylor 13 and Chris Taylor 12.

Worksop’s bowling attack shared the wickets.

Tim Smith, Harry Taylor and Ross Wicks claimed two victims, while Hancocks took three for 43.

In Division IV, Worksop 2nds won by seven wickets against East Drayton Sports.

Iain Armitage, with three for 24, and Ian Tingle, with three for eight from eight overs, did the damage as Worksop were set a target of 75 to win. Opener Geoffrey Young made 24 in the run-chase and Richard Snowden (16) and Antony Rea (11 not out) completed the victory.