Knighton-on-Teme Cricket Club just one win away from promotion to GB Liners Marches League Division Two (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Knighton-on-Teme Cricket Club just one win away from promotion to GB Liners Marches League Division Two
Luctonians 2nd 134 all out Knighton-on-Teme 136-7
KNIGHTON-on-Teme Cricket Club are just one win away from clinching promotion to the GB Liners Marches League Division Two.
The in-form villagers recorded an outstanding three-wicket success over Luctonians 2nd in a vital top-ofthe- table battle.
Knighton, who are second in Division Three, now travel to basement side Hereford City Lads Club in their final fixture this Saturday.
Knighton thrashed the city outfit by eight wickets earlier in the campaign.
“Lads Club might be bottom but we can’t take anything for granted,”
said Knighton stalwart Dave Pullen.
“We know that Lads Club have one very good cricketer and the rest of them are footballers.
“My son, Dan, has said that if we are to go up in our first season in the Marches League, he wants us to be promoted as league champions.
“People at the club have been a bit worried about the prospect of promotion but people are now starting to change their minds.”
Mark Evans (3-26), skipper Dan Pullen (2-20) and John Griffiths (2-34) starred last Saturday to dismiss visiting Luctonians for 134 in the 45th over.
Matt Dunkerley (28 not out), Ben Amos (21) and Joe Hunt (18) were the leading scorers for the north Herefordshire outfit.
Despite Amos bagging 3-27, the outstanding Sam Siviter (38no), John Griffiths (28) and Richard Grosvenor then took Knighton home in the 42nd over. Man-of-the-match Siviter also held three catches and claimed 1-28 from seven overs.
Knighton are second, while Luctonians, who were top, have dropped to third spot.
“We lost our first five games of the season and we have not lost since then and we have now won 10 matches,”
said a delighted Dave Pullen.
“I think Luctonians were a bit surprised last Saturday - it was good they had a tail who could bat because they were 74-7 at one stage.”