54-year old arthritis patient slams 40 runs in Closing over to take his side home in English village cricket Match

The first rule while bowling the final over of a cricket game is not to concede extras. When they’ve 35 runs to defend, 16, but you would be under pressure?

Dorchester-on-Thames CC's scorebook entry for the final over. Image courtesy: Twitter @DorchesterCC

Dorchester-on-Thames over CC’s scorebook entrance for the last. Courtesy: Twitter @DorchesterCC

Even a 54-year old arthritis patient blasted 40 runs in the last over of a village game at England to shoot his side Dorchester-on-Thames house against Swinbrook at a Division Four Oxfordshire Cricket Association club game on 12 August.

Mihai Cucos overstepped to the ball and 54-year-old Steve McComb smoked it for a max. The legitimate delivery went for a six and lower the equation: 22 runs from five balls.

A dot then bowled. However, McComb reacted with a boundary to set the bowler on the back foot, and he finally bowled a second no ball at the final over.

Needing 13 runs McComb maintained two sixes. The same as a normal captain would do, Swinbrook’s skipper attracted all his fielders inside the ring to save the only real.

However, McComb, who must have been high on confidence by then, smashed his third consecutive six to finish an unbelievable victory.

The Way the actions of this closing over unfolded:

Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 | Upgraded Date: Aug 14, 2017