Henfield vs Kenya Kongonis
Thursday 1 August 2019
Kongonis 251-7 (Ochieng 53 no); Henfield 249-7 (Paine 120) Match drawn
Report provided by Kenya Kongonis
Who said time cricket is boring? This game came to an exciting climax over the last 12 overs that saw Kongonis snatch a draw from what had appeared to be an inevitable and heavy defeat. 7 overs and 5 balls into the last 20, Henfield were cruising at 191-0, and all Kongonis’ bowlers had been tried. But skipper for the day, Andy “Rev” Gandon had other thoughts, making the breakthrough with one of his floating off breaks, and Henfield went downhill from there, as pressure built on incoming batsmen to keep the score up to the required run rate of 5 runs an over while the Kongonis bowled tightly, caught everything catchable and fielded like demons, including a brilliant run-out and an outstanding catch.
More detail of that finish is in subsequent paragraphs, but Andy Gandon had won the toss...