Royal Gazette – St George’s kept the One Premier Division title race open going into the final weekend when they beat leaders Southampton Rangers by 13 runs in a thrilling match at Southampton Oval.

Summary

  • “I just feel good because we won today, leading up to Cup Match, which gives us a bit of momentum,” Macai Simmons, the St George’s captain, said.
  • Despite the modest total against a Rangers team that scored 333 against Somerset Bridge in the Western Counties the previous weekend, St George’s had a look of determination about them from the opening over when Malachi Jones was bowled the first ball he faced from Detroy Smith.
  • Two overs later St George’s got another key wicket off Greaves’s bowling when Stovell, trying to sneak a second run down the leg side in order to keep the strike, was run out by Ryan Steede to make it 119 for seven.
  • Simmons admits those two wickets turned the match for St George’s.
  • Tucker had a top score of 36 and Stovell contributed 30 before St George’s wrapped up the victory by taking the final three wickets for just 21 runs in a tense finish.


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