The Vineyard played host to a fantastic game of cricket this evening which ebbed and flowed throughout, however it was the class of Murray Commins and some excellent late blows from Sameer Dutt which ultimately saw The Hills to victory.
Earlier YMCA had won the toss and elected to bat first. Rory Anders’ 33 got them off to a flier. Before a flurry of middle order wickets left Vipul Kashyap’s 24 along with 19 from debutant Roy Maltby needed to see them to a good score of 139/9 in their 20 overs.
Jonathan Tall was again a pick of the bowlers for the home side, taking 2/13 from his 4 overs, whilst the skipper Tómas Rooney-Murphy was the most successful taking 3/27 from his allotted overs.
Murray Commins’ 55 from just 44 deliveries got The Hills off to a great start, but at the fall of his wicket there was a wobble with 4 wickets falling for just 7 runs.
This left Sameer Dutt and Killian Everard ultimately requiring 25 from the final two overs and when the former struck 17 from the penultimate over The Hills could taste victory.
Everard punched the fifth ball of the final over to the cover boundary to send The Hills faithful into raptures on the sideline as they kept their hopes of a Premier League final alive.
The Hills, 142/8, 19.5 overs (M Commins 55, S Dutt 25*; R Anders 3/31, I Anders 2/18)
YMCA, 139/9, 20 overs (R Anders 33, V Kashyap 24; T Rooney-Murphy 3/27, J Tall 2/13)
by 2 wickets