Langley’s lifeline in fight against drop

Jack Budd

Jack Budd

First published in Sport by

Langley Manor have thrown themselves a proverbial lifeline in the Southern Electric Premier League, Division 2 relegation struggle.

A dramatic last ball win over fellow strugglers Havant II has given them a chance of escaping the drop.

But, effectively 11 points behind Havant, the Manor will still probably need to win two of their last three games to steer clear of relegation.

They chased down Havant's 212 to win by two wickets off the last ball at Knellers Lane.

James Robson (60) was largely responsible for Havant making it to 121-6, but it needed a seven-wicket partnership between Gareth Ransley (51) and Pete Hayward (42) to take the visitors past the 200-mark.

Jack Budd's competitive best 99, which included a six and ten fours, underpinned Langley's run chase, which prospered at 131-2, but stuttered at 187-6 when Stevie Harris (27) became one of left-arm spinner Phil Loat's three victims.

Langley eventually only needed two run s off the last three overs - but almost bungled it.

It ultimately came down to the last ball which, to Langley's relief, Ben Morgan inside-edged for four.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree