Veacocks turns heads with maiden

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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.