Sore propels Swindon to crucial win
6:00am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in Latest Sport News
AN INNINGS of 79 not out from batsman Jon Sore saw Swindon take the fight for Glos/Wilts survival to the final day as they beat Winsley by seven wickets.
The County Ground side’s chances of staying up were hanging by a thread going into their final two games of the season but Sore’s stand, backed up by 30 from Will Nicholls, was enough for victory in a match interrupted by rain.
The hosts chose to bat and recorded 162 from a reduced innings of 40 overs and two balls as the rain began to fall, but Swindon reached their target with six overs remaining, much to the delight of skipper Paul Paginton.
“We got a bit lucky because the others sides didn’t really get games in, and we did,” he said.
“I was surprised they chose to bat first in the conditions, but I suppose they wanted to just go out there and hit the ball around and try and get some runs.
“They got off to a good start and were scoring at seven an over at one stage, but we did well to slow them down.
“We chased well with a great innings from Jon Sore, and we managed to get home quite comfortably in the end for a good win.”