Dunstable Town IIs held in thrilling tie

Ben Welch hits out for Dunstable against Kings Langley
Ben Welch hits out for Dunstable against Kings Langley

Dunstable Town seconds were involved in a thrilling tie in the Saracens Herts League on Saturday.

The visitors lost the toss in their Division Four fixture at Langleybury seconds and were put into bat, ending up being dismissed for 179 as Kofi Woodley scored 33, while Ian Gilbert and Jack Kilduff both chipped in with 29.

In a thrilling chase the match went to the last over with Langleybury needing nine off the final six balls.

It ended up in a tie with Langleybury also making 179, losing their last wicket on the final delivery, Ian Gilbert picking up 3-33 and Ayaz Ahmed taking 3- 41.

Meanwhile Ben Welch scored a century for Dunstable Town’s first XI but it wasn’t quite enough to see them over the line against Kings Langley on Saturday, the match ending drawn.

Playing in Division One, hosts Dunstable batted first and totalled 260-8 with Welch scoring an impressive 103 and Kashif Ali scoring 76.

Kings Langley however failed to chase the score down as they reached 248-8, with both Sam Cherry and Brad Matthews picking up three wickets apiece.

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