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Palmer paves way in tight win at Stortford

Bishop's Stortford 195-7 dec (Chak 3-23)

Jesters 198-8 (Palmer 62, Smith 43, Hudson 42) Won by 2 wkts

After our thrilling win at Bishop's Stortford in 2015, there were high hopes of another classic following fixture cancellations in 2016 and 2017.

Our middle order duly obliged, turning a serene chase into a knee-knocking scramble for victory in the penultimate over.

Chasing 196, 132-2 became 168-6 became 187-8 but stand-in skipper Adnan Mohammed, DJ Chak (who had earlier bagged three wickets) and John Murphy - with a trademark lusty lofted blow - rescued the situation after excellent knocks by Mike Palmer (62), Robbie Hudson (42) and Alex Smith (43) had laid a sturdy foundation.

Robbie Hudson on drives elegantly for four

A full match report, including details of Mohammed and Smith's catastrophic difference of opinion between the wickets, will hopefully appear here asap.

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