RAINHILL travelled to Liverpool in this week’s Med Imaging Liverpool Competition 1st division game and snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat.
The visitors elected to bat on the excellent county wicket but poor shot selection resulted in a low total.
After an early loss, Rotheram (45) and Brown (24) took the score to 73 for 1 before Rainhill’s usual collapse took them to 128 for 8.
Dale batting at 10 added a valuable 21 but couldn’t stop Rainhill being bowled out for a poor 164 from 50 overs.
In response, opener Seymore scored 93 from 99 balls provided the backbone for Liverpool to push on to win the game.
Qureshis 24 overs 5 for 50 kept it tight at one end but runs were leaking at the other.
With 12 overs to go, Liverpool were 159 for 7 and expected a comfortable win.
An inspired bowling change gave Veacock a chance to skid the ball on the white shirt fronter and he had success with his first ball – ripping out the leg stump. His fifth hit middle stump and his sixth hit off stump to give Rainhill an remarkable victory.
Veacocks’ one and only over was a triple wicket maiden; a performance that will live long in the memory.