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Village cricket side hit 40 off last over to win

From BBC - August 13, 2017

A village cricket side scored 40 runs from the final over of a league match to secure the most unlikely of victories.

Needing 35 to win from the last six deliveries of their game against Swinbrook, Dorchester-on-Thames CC looked down and out in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association match.

Hosts Swinbrook had posted 240 from their 45 overs in the Division Four encounter.

With an over to go in Dorchester's reply, the visitors were on 206-7, with 54-year-old Steve McComb on strike against bowler Mihai Cucos.

The over began with a no-ball which was dispatched for six.

Ball two also went for six, effectively giving Dorchester 13 runs from one legitimate delivery.

Cucos responded with a yorker, from which McComb was unable to score.

Ball four (the third legitimate delivery) went for four and was then followed by another no-ball which also flew to the boundary for four.

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