Roffey captain Josh Fleming was disappointed his side only managed to draw with league leaders Preston Nomads at home on Saturday.
He got his side off to the perfect start, socring 69 in an opening stand of 123 with Rohit Jagota who made 60.
However facing former first class bowler Carl Simon, who took 4-85 having bowled throughout the innings and offspinner Kashif Ibraham, who took 5-53, Roffey lost wickets regularly and ended up being dismissed for 220 in 58 overs.
Josh’s brother George Fleming bowled throughout the Preston innings and made things difficult for the top of the table side who were searching for a vital win for their title challenge.
Bowling medium to slow pace of seam attack, he took a career best 8-103, including the first five Nomads wickets to fall.
The game see-sawed between the two sides, played out in perfect sunny conditions at Roffey’s beautiful ground.
Preston’s Angus Stewart scored 41 and fellow opener Hugh Finzel hit 29, Michael Bell made 43 and Jeremy Green managed 39.
At 175-5 off 45 overs you felt the vistors had enough wickets in hand to hit the necessary runs with seven overs to go.
But wickets continued to fall and Nomads were left with 20 to win off the last two overs.
Fleming saw James McKenney to be caught near the boundary before he fittingly bowlked out Simon off the last ball of the innings when he needed a six for victory.
Full story in this week’s County Times
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