OVER 50s: Thrilling tie between ‘OAP’ cricketers

Gary Scotcher cracked 87 for Hunts Over 50s against Cambs.

Gary Scotcher cracked 87 for Hunts Over 50s against Cambs.

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Hunts and Cambs fought out a thrilling tie in the National Over 50s competition at Wisbech (July 27).

England player Nick Andrews needed to hit a four from the final ball of the match to get Hunts past Cambs’ 45-over total of 236-8, but he could ‘only’ manage a three. Andrews finished unbeaten on 49 to add to two wickets he claimed with his off-spin.

Nick Andrews finished 49 not out for Hunts Over 50s against Cambs.

Nick Andrews finished 49 not out for Hunts Over 50s against Cambs.

A second-wicket stand of 154 between Gary Scotcher (87) of Nassington and Hampton’s Ian Winters (56) had set Hunts on their way in style.

Scores;

Cambs 236-8 (P. Gillett 2-28, N. Andrews 2-33).

Hunts 236-6 (G. Scotcher 87, I. Winters 56, N. Andrews 49no).