Pegasus blow title chance on bad night
PEGASUS blew their chance of sneaking the Thanet Indoor Cricket League Division Three championship when they were outdone by Broadstairs C.
Scott Narraway (26) and Terry Bond (32) ensured Broadstairs got off to a steady start before Dave Parker and Bradley Ellison took up the baton to score briskly.
Despite an accurate spell from Rob Haddock (1-15) Broadstairs reached 113 and the runs on the board proved too much for Pegasus.
John Haddock and Rob Haddock were in the runs but Pegasus slipped behind the rate as Ian Marshall (0-18) gave little away.
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Scoring 20 from the final over was too difficult and Pegasus fell 12 runs short.
Margate ensured promotion from Division Four with a last-over win against Broadstairs D.
Jeff Cook (22) top-scored while Ollie Frewin (19*) boosted the total late on despite the best efforts of Margate's Brett Kirk (0-13) and James Dewell (0-11).
Margate made a terrible start and they looked down and out at 12-3, Jeff Cook (2-26) did the damage.
But Harry Brooks (45*) and Josh Williamson (28*) soldiered on to win it with two balls to spare.
Runs from Kevin Smith (53) and Mark Fox (25) helped Minster A to an imposing total of 112 that was 35 too many for Northdown.
James Pemble picked up 2-26 to keep the villagers in check and although David Brear made 31 in reply he lacked any help from his colleagues.
Nelson B were back on form as they saw off Westgate C by 42 runs.
Perry Gillman (26*), Chris Hayre (22) and Stuart Cotton (23) helped Nelson reach 11-5 despite Andy Watford's 2-27.
At 53-1 Westgate had a chance but they lost their last five wickets for just 16 runs and were found wanting at 69 all out.
Sturry A's recent run of form was halted by Northdown.
James Pemble took a hat-trick to finish with 4-17 and Sturry could only muster 77.
Pemble then popped up with the bat with a calm 15 not out to win off the penultimate ball.
In Division Five, Corinthians' season finished on a high and if All Trades lose their final two games they could still be promoted.
They saw off Margate A by 78 runs
Dumpton's Josh Tullett (34*) continues to improve and he held the side's innings together with a solid knock to help them set 75-5 against MBL.
But the total was far from enough as Paul Lloyd (21) and Fraser Draper (25*) helped them home with seven balls to spare.
There was a huge upset when high-flying Old Harts B, without their big-name players, lost to their five-man D side.