Hills win nervy encounter against Railway Union
Who knows come the end of the season just how vital these points will be for The Hills as Jonno Andrews (7*) and Howard McDonnell (11*) edged their side to the win at Park Avenue.
Chasing a modest 122 for victory, two wickets apiece for Paddy Conliffe (2-24), Greg Lambert (2-18) and Tim Townend (2-30) had reduced the Hills reply to 101 for 7, before the heroics of McDonnell and Andrews.
Mike Baumgart (42) and new South African professional Nic Pretorius (29) both batted well in the nervous run chase.
A Railway side missing skipper Kevin O'Brien (on business in India) struggled against a fired up Hilsl attack.
Max Sorensen (3-15) continues to thrive following international recognition, with new skipper Naz Shoukat (2-11) at his parsimonious best, well backed up by Jonno Andrews (2-17) and Luke Clinton (3-41).
Mo Tariq (34), Saad Ullah (27), and professional Patrick Collins (19) were the only major contributors in the Railway score of 121 - which proved to be nearly enough!