Seconds win Compton Park thriller by Allan Packer

With Skipper Ryan Knight losing the toss Cogenhoe seconds duly batted and were soon in trouble to the Geddington attack and were reduced to 25 for 3. Jason Roberts joined Ashley Davis and with some enterprising shots from especially Ashley a recovery was mounted. The stand worth 56 was broken by R Campbell who removed Ash for 37. Roberts now came into his own as he demonstrated intelligent shot selection ensuring he kept the strike and with that the scoreboard operator being kept particularly busy. At the other end Dave Patrick (17 no) provided valuable support too the Roberts run making, the stand was eventually broken on 208  when Jason was eventually out for a superb 133. With a score of 226 for 7 Cogenhoe now had a target that could be defended but was definitely within reach on another Compton Park ‘belter’.The Geddington batsman started their reply with attacking purpose with a mixture of fierce attacking shots and aggresive running between the wickets. The Cogenhoe bowlers of Tony Bird and Chris Mason kept perservering and removed both openers. Campbell and P Rowden then appeared to be taking the game away from the Cooks until skipper Ryan  removed Rowden for 52 and fellow spinner Davis snaring Campbell for 38. O Toseland (38) carried on the good work but wickets were now falling at regular intervals as all the Cooks performed well as a unit leaving the Geddington last pair Spence (22no) and an injured A Lang to score 26 for victory. This went right down to the wire with Lang being caught when only 2 runs were needed and with just 2 balls of the match remaining, much to the relief of the Cogenhoe team who though being put under much pressure by the Geddington batsman showed a great resilience in the field.This was a thrilling encounter played in a good spirit which produced a see sawing game that brought Cogenhoe their third successive victory.

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