In the most dramatic of circumstances the charity match between the Chris Read XI and the Adam Voges XI ended in a tie at Car Colston on Thursday evening.
With most of the Nottinghamshire first team squad involved, a crowd of several hundred attended for an evening of t20 cricket.
Read elected to bat first and saw his side post a total of 146-7, a score that was boosted by a swashbuckling innings by Ben Phillips.
His 41 included six sixes before he fell to Riki Wessels.
The chase looked to be well on course until a flurry of late wickets, including the controversial dismissal of Paul Franks, set them back.
Having made a quickfire 17 Franks looked to hit Read’s off spin out of the ground but Phillips – close to the long-on boundary – held a wonderful catch. Despite deliberating, the umpires remained unsure and it was left to third umpire, Basharat Hassan, to give the left-hander out.
The dismissal meant a dozen were required from the final over – and then two from the last delivery.
Skipper Voges clipped the ball away on the legside and ran hard but despite a desperate full-length dive he couldn’t complete his second run as wicketkeeper Andy Carter whipped off the bails.
The evening raised several thousand pounds for the two principal charities, Bowel Cancer UK, of which Chris Read is a patron, and the Laura Rose Memorial Fund.
Donations can still be made via:justgiving.com/carcolstonmatch2012