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10:53am Friday 2nd September 2011 in Cricket
Having been frustratingly rained off in their previous game Collingbourne went into their penultimate match of the season holding just a two point lead at the top of Wilts Division 2.
Second place Corsham who managed to play and win despite the inclement weather last weekend hosted Collingbourne in what could prove to be the title deciding game.
Corsham won the toss and elected to bat in cool and breezy conditions.
Despite huge efforts from all six of the bowlers used by Collingbourne a total of 260-3 was posted.
Collingbourne did show great character in the field regardless of having to chase the leather throughout the innings.
The target for victory was 260, the same they had chased down three weeks ago, so there was a strong feeling that this could be achieved again.
Openers Phil James and Graham Chandler (19) started well with number three Charlie Knight (30) also contributing to a start that saw Collingbourne match Corsham run for run until drinks where they had reached 100-1.
However, the next ten overs saw three wickets fall with just 20 runs added leaving Collingboune needing 130 from the last 15 overs.
Late flurries from Geoff Rogers (26) and Jon Cummings (32no) saw Bourne to 211-6 from their 45. Phil James added a fine 71.
The 49 runs defeat leaves Collingbourne 10 points off the top with one game to play. A win next week should confirm promotion and if results go their way they could still be crowned champions.