BEANPOLE batsman Mark Isham turned opening bowler at the weekend to destroy Corridor CC as King’s Road kept their dream of winning the LPL alive.
Mark claimed a stunning career best 6 for 22 to set up a crushing 10-point victory on the league’s Super Saturday against a side The Road have never beaten before.
After skittling the Dors for a meagre 86, Matt Glover then smashed a quickfire 50 to knock off the runs in the 14 overs needed to claim a maximum two batting bonus points.
Glover also picked up a wicket bowling 7 overs from the other end to Mark, and spinner Michael Rossi grabbed two to take his season’s tally to an impressive 17.
In the reply, the big-hitting India’s Number 1 Shailesh Joshi – opening to achieve the 6 per over run rate needed to pick up a second bonus point – fell for 4, while in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Dan Sherman was caught out on 20.
It was a huge margin of victory against a side the Orange Caps have only once managed to hit more than 100 against.
The win was achieved while on the other pitch at Battersea Park the London Itinerants also claimed maximum points in a high-scoring match against Cairns Fudge (London).
It leaves the three sides in a shootout race for the title while the Dors will finish bottom.
A 9-point win in the last game against the Fudge in two weeks will secure the championship for The Road.
— Kev (@Kevinpittaway) August 18, 2013
An incredible two games yesterday saw massive wins London Itinerants and @krcsc to leave the league wide open going into the last matches
— LondonPremierLeague (@LPLcricket) August 18, 2013