Bomar lose ten wickets for 23 runs in collapse

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BOMARSUND visited Clara Vale in what was already looking a promotion battle between the two sides.

The match was reduced to 30 overs after overnight rain made the pitch wet and soft.

When the Clara captain won the toss and batted it seemed a strange decision.

However, the opening batsmen did not appear to have any problems scoring runs, with Iqbal and Ahmed hitting boundaries almost at will.

Mordey made the breakthrough having Iqbal caught on the boundary by Thornton for an entertaining 33.

This brought the dangerous Rehan to the crease and once again it seemed like he was in a hurry to score.

A couple of huge sixes and eight boundaries later he was dismissed by Seccombe for a well made half century.

At drinks, Clara were 110-2 and a huge score seemed inevitable.

Gary Mordey was brought back into the attack and Jonny Scope decided he would bowl seamers and not his usual spin.

The decision proved successful with both picking up wickets regularly, albeit with the batsmen intent on hitting boundaries. The Clara innings eventually ended in the 30th over with them all out for 181.

Mordey finished with figures of 4-40 and Scope had 4-16.

Concannon and Thornton opened the batting for Bomar with positivity in both of their minds.

The Clara bowlers started with a tight line and length and scoring was difficult early on.

The Bomar batsmen then began to up the scoring rate, with Concannon particularly harsh on anything pitched up.

A century partnership was achieved with both batsmen now scoring well.

But disaster struck with the score on 102 as Thornton was caught for 34 then Thain followed two balls later for 0.

The next over Concannon was dismissed for an excellent 60. Bomarsund now found themselves well behind the rate and wickets fell almost at will, eventually being all out for 125.