54-year old arthritis patient slams 40 runs in final over to take his side home in English village cricket game

A 54-year old arthritis patient smashed 40 runs in the final over of a village match in England to take his side Dorchester-on-Thames home against Swinbrook in a Division Four Oxfordshire Cricket Association club match on 12 August.

FP Sports, Aug,14 2017

The first rule while bowling the last over of a cricket match is not to concede extras. But one would hardly be under pressure when they have 35 runs to defend, right?

Wrong!

Dorchester-on-Thames CC's scorebook entry for the final over. Image courtesy: Twitter @DorchesterCC

Dorchester-on-Thames CC's scorebook entry for the final over. Image courtesy: Twitter @DorchesterCC

A 54-year old arthritis patient smashed 40 runs in the final over of a village match in England to take his side Dorchester-on-Thames home against Swinbrook in a Division Four Oxfordshire Cricket Association club match on 12 August.

Mihai Cucos, despite having the cushion of 35 runs, overstepped on the first ball and 54-year-old Steve McComb smoked it for a maximum. The first legitimate delivery also went for a six and reduced the equation to: 22 runs from five balls.

Cucos then bowled a dot. However, McComb responded with a boundary to put the bowler on the back foot, and he eventually bowled a second no ball in the final over.

Needing 13 runs off three balls, McComb slammed two successive sixes. Just like a normal captain would do, Swinbrook's skipper brought all his fielders inside the circle to save the single.

But McComb, who must have been high on confidence by then, smashed his third consecutive six to complete an unbelievable victory.

How the action of the final over unfolded:

35 from six

Ball one: 6nb (7)

Need 28 from six

Ball one: 6 (13)

Need 22 off five

Ball two: Dot (13)

Need 22 off four

Ball three: 4 (17)

Need 18 off three

Ball four: 4nb (22)

Need 13 off three

Ball four: 6 (28)

Need 7 off two

Ball five: 6 (34)

Need 1 off one

Ball six: 6 (40)

Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017




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