A HELMET lay in the way of Little Sai Wan's bid to gain ground on Saturday League leaders Witherers yesterday at So Kon Po, writes Alvin Sallay . Chasing a target of 210, Sai Wan needed two runs off the last ball bowled by paceman Ben Hall. The tense ending turned dramatic and controversial when batsman Nick Waters straight drove Hall. 'We could have easily got the two runs, but the ball struck Monty's helmet [which was on the ground] and rebounded back towards the bowler,' recounted Waters. Sai Wan captain and non-striker Monty Noble was run out going for the second run and the match ended with the scores tied on 209. Although Sai Wan lost eight wickets, two fewer than Witherers, the game was declared a tie, enabling Witherers to get six extra points rather than the five bonus points they would have got if they had lost. Sai Wan had trailed Witherers by 10 points before the match. They were left ruing the role of their captain's helmet at the end of the day.