Goring bowler Matt Keen takes eight wickets but still ends up on the losing side

Goring's Matt Keen. Picture by Stephen Goodger
Goring's Matt Keen. Picture by Stephen Goodger

It’s not often an individual collects figures of 8-43 and ends up on the losing side.

But bowler Matt Keen did just that as winless Sussex League Division 2 side Goring went down by one wicket in a low-scoring thriller against Bognor Regis on Saturday.

Overseas Kellon Carmichael’s half-century (51) proved key as the home side were all out for just 99 in 34.4 overs.

Opening bowler Josh Sargeant was brilliant for Bognor, claiming figures of 6-24.

Goring looked destined to suffer a sixth straight defeat to start life back in Division 2, which is what happened, but not without the heroic effort of Keen.

He single-handedly attempted to take his side to victory.

A devastating spell saw him end with figures of 8-43 off 24 overs.

Fellow opening bowler Carmichael claimed the other wicket, although Bognor snuck home reaching 100-9 off 49 overs.

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