TAILENDER David Kennett was Steyning's unlikely batting hero in their nail-biting one-wicket victory against Littlehampton in Sunday's Sussex League Cup semi-final at the Sportsfield.

Kennett, whose previous highest score for the first team was a modest 10 not out, struck an unbeaten 58 as Steyning dramatically snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with two balls to spare.

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Skipper Jeremy Green was full of praise for Kennett whose innings earned Steyning their place in the final against Preston Nomads at Horsham on August 29. He said: "David hasn't had much chance to prove himself in the previous rounds but to bat like he did in such circumstances shows he has a lot of ticker."

For full report, see this week's Shoreham Herald.