Skipper Mark Folwell led a brave performance by the Fourths as they chased another mammoth target at home to Chorleywood III in Division 10a of the Saracens Herts League.
Chasing the visitors 306 for 6 where Folwell’s bowling of 0 for 26 in ten overs lacked support, the Park then had a seemingly impossible task in hand.
But Folwell (72) and club Chairman Chris Johnson (64) had other ideas. Folwell’s aggressive and superbly clean hitting had the visitors worried, while Johnson’s more delicate shot selection helped to keep the scoreboard moving.
Even after Folwell was the first wicket to fall on 96, the runs kept flowing with Phil Wheeler (36) and debutant Dean Digweed (26) hitting some lusty blows.
At the halfway mark they were bang on target but when Digweed and Johnson fell in quick succession the chase was over and they ended up all out for 225.