Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Sawtell Scrapes Home against Colts in a Memorable Match

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Sawtell Scrapes Home against Colts in a Memorable Match

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BOTH camps called it one of the best cricket matches you could imagine.

Sawtell scraped home by nine runs against Park Beach Bowling Club Colts in the penultimate game of the 2012-13 Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association summer.

The victory creates another grand final clash with old rivals Plantation Diggers.

Chasing 260 to succeed, Colts lost their last wicket on the final delivery of the day after going into the final over needing 13 runs for victory.

Sawtell batsman Ben Andrews knew it was a difficult ask but was pleased as punch to see that last batsman walk.

aThey made it a bit too close for comfort,a he said.

aThere were heaps of times they had me worried, and weare pleased itas over.

aBut a bloody great game just the same.a

What troubled Andrews and his teammates was not so much Craig Haworthas fantastic knock of 67.

Rather, it was a sensational 75 at the top of the order from James Ross that almost sent the minor premiers tumbling out of contention. …

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