WILLINGDON snatched a remarkable victory from the jaws of embarrassment after their batting order were all dismissed for 53.
An extraordinary bowling performance from the home side saved their blushes as they managed to see off Iden’s 10 batsmen for the even more shameful score of 40-10.
Willingdon could not have got off to a worse start, finding themselves 9-3 after losing the toss and being put in to bat first.
A partnership between Michael Krause (15) and Duncan Brown (6) settled a few nerves, but when Krause fell, the rest of the Dons collapsed to 53 all out.
With a ten minute turn around and drizzle in the air, the Dons took to the field knowing that early wickets were the order of the day to try and gain some sort of respectability from the contest.
And deliver they did, reducing Iden to 12-4 thanks to the bowling of Tafadzwa Mpandawana.
Bayan Fenwick also stepped up to take three quick wickets to see Iden at 21-7 and fuel Willingdon’s hopes of a remarkable victory.
Mpandawana swiftly removed numbers nine and ten to set up Danny Craven to take the final wicket, dismissing Gary Rens to seal the surprise result.
Impressive bowling figures of 6-23 from Mpandawana and 3-8 from Fenwick saved Willingdon, but they know their batsmen must improve before their trip to Ditchling next week.