Will Langmead’s knock of 82 proved crucial as Falkland Cricket Club narrowly beat Marlow by one wicket, and with just three balls to spare.
Falkland managed to surpass Marlow’s target of 226 midway through the final over to move back up to fifth in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League.
Marlow chose to bat first and made a good start, and quickly got themselves past the 100-run mark having only lost two wickets.
The second of those came courtesy of Khalid Zafar Malik, who got two more in quick succession to put Marlow on 118-4.
During this time Nick Paskins had been steadily racking up the runs, and he was eventually stumped for 65 by Craig Williams.
The tail enders gradually fell away, with Saad Altaf joining Malik on taking three wickets, while Charlie Dale was also able to get two.
But by the end of the 52 overs Marlow were still going, completing their innings on 226-9 and leaving Falkland with a tricky but not insurmountable tally to chase down.
Falkland didn’t get off to the best of starts with the bat though, as the dismissals of Imran Malik (3), James Bird (18), and Jim Ettridge (3) left them on 44-3.
However Langmead was at the crease, and put in an impressive showing to hit 12 fours and one six on his way to 82, with Danny Williams also adding 24 during that time.
Falkland were now on 148-5, and even with Daminda Kolugula (9) and Altaf (17) falling relatively cheaply, looked to be in a good position, as long as they were able to score quickly enough.
But Marlow were able to get two more wickets towards the end, as Khalid Zafar Malik was bowled for 26 and Craig Williams caught for 10.
Falkland had one wicket left and needed nine more runs as the final over approached.
And Jason Williams was able to hit an important six in the closing stages to secure Falkland the victory in the fourth-from-last ball.
Falkland got 25 points from their efforts on Saturday to jump above Gerrards Cross in the standings, and now sit on 145 points after 10 matches.
Their next game is away at Stoke Green this Saturday.