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Armstrong muscles in to save Dover from defeat

Evans Hinkson

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SEAN ARMSTRONG played a captain’s knock of 54 not out to save Dover from what appeard to be certain defeat against Police. Set 215 for victory or to bat approximately 45 overs to save the game, Dover reached 56 for one in ten overrs and the scene was set for an exciting finish as Dover appeared to be interested in victory.However, with inform Police off  spinner Jason Smith in operation, Dover found themselves at 107 for six. Took controlAt that stage, Armstrong took control and shielded the lower order batsmen when ever the opportunity presented itself. In the end he and Andre Bourne batted out the last ten overs to salvage a needed graw for Dover. Earlier Dover, who resumed their first innings at 102 for three, were dismised for 163 thanks mainly to a late order knock of 42 from Daley Hurley. Dovewere 108 for eight at one stage but Hurley and Kemar Beckles added 52 for the ninth wicket.Smith took his fourth five-wicket haul of the season with five for 66.With a lead of 138, Police rattled up 76 for three from 12 overs before making a declaration.