Romsey Town vs. Dullingham

Saturday, June 17, 1989

Dullingham (119 all out in 37 6-ball overs)
lost to
Romsey Town (123/5 in 29.4 6-ball overs)
by 5 wickets.

This might look like a fairly standard village cricket scoreline, and it was mostly an unremarkable match . . . except for the last 7 overs of Dullingham's innings, during which they lost their last 7 wickets for 1 (one!) run. This was largely down to Ivan Ping, who returned the best bowling figures in club history: 9 overs, 3 maidens, 7/16 (including 5/0 from his last 3 overs). The other successful bowlers, Andy Owen (1/42) and Russell Woolf (2/6), also did well, but it was definitely Ivan's day . . . at least until Agha Khan dominated the chase, smashing 79 runs in an innings where nobody else made more than Rog Shelley's 13. Indeed, Agha's achievement was in some ways more remarkable: it was the fourth greatest relative batting contribution in club history, whereas Ivan's bowling was "just" the tenth greatest relative bowling contribution. Whatever, one assumes both were pretty happy with their day's work.