JON Fielding says Ramsbottom’s Worsley Cup semi-final win over Todmorden was “probably the best game of cricket” he had ever been involved in as his men came back from the dead to squeeze into the final.

Rammy, last year’s beaten finalists and the 2009 winners, needed 66 with seven wickets down and the overs running out and appeared to be heading out until 16-year-old Tom Parton and Rob Read steered them home amid dramatic scenes.

Todmorden had earlier posted 217-7 from their 50 overs with professional Qaiser Abbas hitting 132 – and Fielding enthused: “It was an amazing game. I thought we were out.

“It was game over after we had lost seven wickets but Tom and Rob batted brilliantly.

“Abbas was incredible for them as well, his knock was sensational.

“And if I am being honest it was probably the best game of cricket I have ever been played in, it was stunning.”

Ramsbottom have won the Worsley Cup seven times and been runners up on four occasions and the August 7 showdown at Church will be their seventh final since 2001.

But Fielding reckons that players will never get tired of the big games.

“The scenes at the end on Sunday were incredible for both players and the fans,” he said. “The Worsley Cup is a massive competition, known by everyone and you want to play in finals like that.

“It is the reason you play cricket, you want to be in finals. You want to play in the big games in front of the big crowds.

“And the Worsley Cup final at Church will be mega. If it’s a nice day the place will be absolutely packed.”