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Eagles claim thrilling victory over Royals

Jaik Mickleburgh smashed a boundary with the penultimate delivery of the game to help claim a thrilling 3 wicket victory over the Hampshire Royals at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

Mickleburgh held his nerve to score a vital 14 runs after the Eagles lower order suffered a major wobble which had seen then lose 4 wickets in the space of 16 deliveries.

Despite the late collapse Grant Flower (54) and Scott Styris (29) build the foundations for a vital victory for the home side which moves them up into second place in the Friends Provident t20 South group.

Having batted first the Royals were indebted to Nic Pothas who smashed 59 from just 27 balls to help the visitors reach 161-6.

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