Chris Kaye and Robert Slawson held their nerve to edge Heywood to a thrilling one-run victory at Crimble today.
Heywood were cruising at 129-3 chasing Crompton’s 156. But a middle-order collapse meant the two veterans came in at 149-9 with Crompton buoyant.
But both showed their experience and it was a relieved Heywood crowd that cheered the pair into the pavilion after Kaye hit three through extra cover for a tense victory.
The victory was built on the back of another masterful performance from Danny Pawson, who hit a superb 63, and a gritty knocks from Ross Zelem and Dale Latham
Earlier Kaye picked up four more wickets as Heywood bowled Crompton out in an up and down performance in the field.
Simon Wright top scored for Crompton with 53, while overseas amateur Denis Louis showed some class with 34.
Heywood’s pro Travis Townsend picked up three wickets, while Joe Lovell helped himself to two at the end.
D Cashin b Townsend 15
D Louis c Townsend b Kaye 34
D Lee c Kaye b Townsend 0
S Wright b Lovell 53
D Roberts c Cross b Kaye 14
D Taylor c Pawson b Townsend 3
S Ullah c Grogan b Kaye 2
C Taylor st Pawson b Lovell 9
R Mayes run out 1
J Titterington b Kaye 1
A Curtis not out 2
Total (all out, 47.2 overs) 156
FOW 1-46, 2-54, 3-74, 4-96, 5-109, 6-123, 7-148, 8-150, 9-153, 10-156.
Bowling: Paterson 6-1-21-0, Naeem 6-1-7-0, Kaye 18-3-55-4, Townsend 14-1-53-3, Lovell 3.2-0-16-2.
R Cross b Wright 7
R Zelem c Lee b Cashin 29
T Townsend lbw Wright 0
D Pawson b Mayes 63
D Latham b D Taylor 29
L Grogan lbw D Taylor 1
J Lovell c Louis b Mayes 0
H Naeem c Louis b Mayes 2
H Paterson not out 3
R Slawson not out 3
C Kaye not out 4
Total (for 9, 46.5 overs) 157
FOW: 1-17, 2-17, 3-73, 4-129, 5-133, 6-137, 7-147, 8-147, 9-149
S Wright 6-1-19-2, S Ullah 6-0-21-0, C Taylor 4-1-14-0, D Cashin 6-0-28-1, R Mayes 14.5-1-41-3, D Roberts 2-0-21-0, D Taylor 9-5-10-3
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