Worly's Lord's dream ends
Worlington will have to wait at least another 12 months to run out at Lord's after they were defeated by six wickets at the hands of visiting Mayfield in the quarter-finals of the National Village Cup on Sunday.
It was the batting – Worlington's strong suit throughout the competition – that proved to be their undoing against the visitors from Sussex, who ended up winning by a six-wicket margin to move a step closer to the final at the home of English cricket.
In each of their previous five outings in the competition, Worlington were able to boast at least one centurion within their ranks, but nobody could get close to three figures on this occasion as the hosts were bowled out for 180.
It was a score that was probably at least 50 runs short and so it proved as Mayfield reached their target with relative ease.
Ziaf Kulasi took two of the Mayfield wickets that fell, while Charlie Tunstall and Steven Flack claimed one apiece for the home side's bowling attack.
Worlington also put down two relatively straightforward catches that would have made the run chase a tighter affair, but Mayfield ultimately got home with plenty to spare.
* For a more extensive report, pictures and reaction, see this week's Journal and Free Press print editions.