Tense finish, but Eaton Socon make it

EATON Socon survived a tense finish to hold off Alconbury in the Hunts County Cricket League Division 1 on Saturday. Eaton s openers Matt Rawling (67) and captain Terry Day (40) got the home side off to a great start in their 45 overs. But a good spell of

EATON Socon survived a tense finish to hold off Alconbury in the Hunts County Cricket League Division 1 on Saturday.

Eaton's openers Matt Rawling (67) and captain Terry Day (40) got the home side off to a great start in their 45 overs.

But a good spell of bowling from Alconbury's Richard Ewing (4-42), slowed the home side's total and the next three wickets fell cheaply.

Matt Childerley's 35 not out got the innings back on track and the hosts finished on 190-5, setting the visitors 191 to win.

Alconbury got off to a flying start, making 60 from their first 10 overs but the introduction of spin from Eaton swung the game in their favour.

Rawling (2-25) and Steve Peacock (3-47) decimated the Albonbury top order but some resistance from the middle order kept the game alive.

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It was left to Phil Jarratt (4-19) to produce an excellent spell, wrap up the tail and win the game for Eaton with Alconbury 12 runs short and with 16 balls remaining.