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Somerset Sabres cut down Leicestershire Foxes in NUL

Somerset Sabres might already be relegated from Division One of the Norwich Union League, but they are not going down without making their presence felt

Ralph Dellor
11-Sep-2002
Somerset Sabres might already be relegated from Division One of the Norwich Union League, but they are not going down without making their presence felt. They won their penultimate match of the season by three wickets and in the process made it unlikely that Leicestershire Foxes will finish in the top three.
The Foxes were boosted by a fine hundred from their captain, Iain Sutcliffe who hit three sixes at the end of the innings to take him to three figures, including one off the last ball of the innings. Damian Brandy contributed 35, but it was not until an enterprising ninth wicket partnership with Charlie Dagnall that added 51 runs that the Foxes appeared likely to get anywhere near two hundred, let alone past it.
It appeared as if the Sabres would make easy work of overtaking 215, with Jamie Cox leading the charge early on. The Sabres, however, lost wickets with Darren Maddy taking four for 36 from his nine overs and the wobble was on until Keith parsons and Peter Bowler added 92 for the fifth wicket. Both fell in quick succession and it went right into the last over before victory was sealed.