Divine nine for Thornton

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Bradley Thornton

Wellington's Bradley Thornton holds up the match ball after his amazing spell of 9-5 from four overs

Bradley Thornton returned remarkable figures of 9-5 to help his side Wellington beat Medbourne in the ECB Under-15 National Club Championship.

After Wellington made a modest 92 for seven, Thornton ripped through the Medbourne line-up during his magnificent four over spell.

Thornton's nine wickets should have guaranteed a straight-forward victory but Medbourne's last pair, who came together needing another 52, took their side within a boundary of an unlikely win.

In a dramatic finish it took a direct hit by Wellington skipper Dan Lloyd to end the fine partnership with a run out and seal a narrow victory and a place in the Midlands final.