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OMK win nail-biter

OMK's A Grade, Division 1 premiership side celebrate.

 

IT could not have been a more exciting finish for Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak A1 cricket side and their supporters on Sunday.

The OMK boys managed to clinch victory over the Wonthaggi Workmen on the final ball of the game scoring two runs to win by the smallest of margins.

After chasing a high run rate late in the innings and with four overs to go, the team still needed 31 runs to steal the win.

The last over came down to the wire, with two wickets in hand and 10 runs to make, it was going to be a tall order for the cup.

Peter Dell was at the crease and Workmen star Gavin Britt who had already claimed three wickets was up to bowl.

Six balls, 10 to make.

The first ball went down the leg side.

Five balls, 10 to make.

Britt fired the second ball down the pitch and Dell smashed it to deep mid off. The ball was heading right on the boundary line, but a  fielder was right under it and took a solid catch to what would have been a six. This sent Dell walking.

Allan Jenkins donned the pitch and joined Barry Wyatt, who was facing.

Four balls left, 10 to make. Another wicket would secure victory for Workmen.

Wyatt swung well on the third ball and hit a six straight over mid wicket towards the club rooms. This was the only six for the whole match.

Three balls to go, four runs to make.

Wyatt chipped the next ball and the pair ran a two.

Two balls to go, two runs to make.

A great Yorker from Britt was fired down the pitch and Wyatt jagged down at the last minute for a dot ball.

One ball, two runs to win.

The batsmen were ready to run. Wyatt hoicked it over to the leg side and the ball headed towards fielder Gav Bolding.

Wyatt and Jenkins had made the turn as the ball came in towards the bowlers end. Jenkins managed to make it home before the ball and the victory was OMK’s.

This final over of the match took 15 minutes to play and was the highest scoring over of the match.

This final over of the match took 15 minutes to play and was the highest scoring over of the match.

Top scorers for OMK were captain Jason Wilson (50) and Daniel Lloyd (48). Wilson also took out man of the match with his 3/11 bowling effort on Saturday.

Gavin Britt was the top scorer for the Workmen on Saturday hitting 73. He was also the Workers top bowler with 4/57.

This was OMK’s first A1 premiership 1998/99 and a win in B2 made the celebrations for the club that little bit sweeter.

 

 

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