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Nailbiting defeat for MV at Trinity
2:22pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in Sport
FOLLOWING some early rain MV 1st XI travelled to Stockport Trinity and having lost the toss were put in to bat on a damp green wicket.
MV started well and managed 27 runs before the first wicket fell.
However, similar to last week, quick wickets then fell with three crashing in a single over.
The middle order managed to firm up a little with Mo Butt (15) and Mo Saqib (20). Dave Lancaster stood tall for MV and top scored with 30 from a total of 104 all out.
Rain interrupted the game and when Trinity were able to resume the game they required 79 off 17.2 overs.
MV sensed a win was achievable but three dropped catches and a missed run out gave Trinity the lifeline they needed. MV bowled well and an exciting finish was on the cards.
Trinity needed five runs from the last over and eventually needed one off the last ball. MV fielders circled the Trinity batsman like vultures waiting for the picking, however a well struck four left MV hungry for victory and the home side counting their good fortune.
A close and exciting finish but still a disappointing result for MV who lost by three wickets.