Fielding first against Chalfont St Giles, we restricted them to 162 with some excellent bowling and fielding, POB 2/24 and Fraser 2/29 and Mark 1/23 in their spells. In reply, a quick fire 19 from Pob and 39 from Mark partnering Scott at the other end kept us in touch with the run rate. 31 off 2 became 20 needed off the last over and ultimately 5 to win off the last ball but the consolation was that Scott was facing it. Having connected well with the last ball, the next question was had he got enough of it as it sailed toward long on. The sight of branches falling from the tree as the ball scythed its way through and beyond the tree confirmed what we hoped, Scott finishing on 81 not out.
Winchmore Hill blew away Chalfont St Giles in the next game with Alan Massey scoring 118 out of 175 in a game now reduced to 15 overs due to the earlier rain !!
The last game became in effect the final between Chesham Bois and Winchmore Hill and winner took all. Having won the toss and fielded first, Winchmore Hill were restricted to 133/5 with another excellent bowling and fielding display, POB 2/22, Mark 0/14, Fraser 3/17 and Peter 0/3. The fielding was excellent and well marshalled, not by me I hasten to add. Scott was doing most of the organising and as he is bigger than me, seemed to know what he was doing and it was working well I thought I’d keep quiet.
In reply, having got off to a poor start with POB and Mark falling cheaply this time, Scott and his brother Jack proceeded to knock off the runs needed with both passing the 50 Mark on the way. We won with 5 balls to spare so it was a little less stressful than the first. Scott (unsurprisingly) was named player of the tournament.
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the game and thanks to Winchmore Hill for hosting it. I think we all enjoyed it and it is our first Sunday trophy for ….. possibly ever as I can’t remember winning one before.
We now have a title to defend at last.