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Priory Meltdown

By Andy Packham

Priory hand title initiative to East Molesey

In an extraordinary encounter at Park Lane on Saturday Priory somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and gift East Molesey the Premiership title initiative.

After a rain delayed start Priory had the visitors 48 - 8 but let them off the hook and enabled the last two wickets to add 76 runs to reach a partly competitive 124 all out. Even so the total looked well within reach with 6 overs to go and Priory needing just 15 runs for victory with 5 wickets in hand. The Molesey spin pressure told however and the home side were bowled out leaving the visitors victorious by just 4 runs.

In all of the home crowd's despair it was virtually forgotten that Luke Beaven had turned in another superb performance in taking 7-56.

This result leaves East Molesey ahead of Priory at the top of the table by 3 points and Priory needing them to slip up and the title no longer totally within their own hands.

Updated 17:21 - 28 Jul 2019 by Andy Packham

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