Dramatic collapse costs Kimberley

Kimberley Institute had a day to forget as they visited Mansfield Hosiery Mills on Saturday, beaten by 23 runs after being bowled out for just 99.

From a comfortable position of 86-4 chasing 123 for victory they suffered a dramatic collapse and scored just 13 more runs, with Kyle Garside (5-34) causing havoc.

Bowling first Kimberley reduced the Millers to 18-3 and then 28-4 with Matt Wright (4-27) and James Mann (2-32) doing the damage.

Tom New (64*) and Rob Townsend (11) added 30 for the fifth wicket to steady things somewhat before Richard Adams (2-29) had the latter caught in the covers.

From there Kimberley gradually chipped away at the lower order and a Prab Sidhu run-out, a wicket for Dominic Wheatley (1-27) and another for Adams wrapped up the tail and the home side were all out for 122 in the 47th over.

With 53 overs to chase 123 Kimberley knew it would not be easy and the early loss of Dan Birch to Matt New (3-29) didn’t help matters.

Jon Terry (18) hit three consecutive fours before he became Garside’s first victim with the score at 30-2 in the 12th over.

Youngsters Paldip Sidhu (16) and Dominic Brown (23) added 35, the highest stand of the match, for the third wicket as they kept the scoreboard ticking over and took the run chase past the half-way mark before Ashley Holland (2-12) removed them both in the same over; Brown bowled and Sidhu adjudged caught behind and the score 66-4 in the 23rd.

Paul Riley (12) and Dominic Wheatley (8) steadied the ship and moved the score to 86-4 before disaster struck and Garside and New combined to destroy the lower order and leave Kimberley dejected and defeated.

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