Ramsey bowler Tim Willis was smacked for six sixes in an over during the club’s heavy National Club KO defeat on Sunday (May 8).
Willis, a left-arm seamer, suffered at the hands of former Sussex first-class professional Joe Gatting in a second round tie at crack Norfolk outfit Swardeston.
Gatting, the nephew of former England captain Mike Gatting and a former professional footballer at Brighton, finished his innings of 160 not out in spectacular style as the reigning East Anglian Premier Division champions piled up 346-8 in their 45 overs. Gatting struck eight sixes and 16 fours in total in an innings that occupied just 95 balls.
Willis finished with figures of 1-83 from seven overs, but Sam Latchford (5-67) returned decent figures for Ramsey who were dismissed for 126. Elliott Cafferkey (42) top scored for Ramsey.
Peterborough Town’s scheduled second round tie was conceded by Buckingham Town. Town play away at Leicestershire-based Kibworth in the third round on May 29.
NATIONAL CLUB KO
SARDESTON beat RAMSEY by 220 runs
Swardeston 346-8 (J. Gatting 160no, S. Latchford 5-67).
Ramsey 126 (E. Cafferkey 42, M. Taylor 3-15).