Chishill celebrate after title showdown
THE top-of-the-table clash between Great Chishill and Linton saw Great Chishill run out narrow winners to claim the CCA Division One title in dramatic fashion. Great Chishill batted first, and made a total of 175 from 40 overs. Skipper Angus Gent, who
THE top-of-the-table clash between Great Chishill and Linton saw Great Chishill run out narrow winners to claim the CCA Division One title in dramatic fashion.
Great Chishill batted first, and made a total of 175 from 40 overs.
Skipper Angus Gent, who has been in inspirational form this season, led by example once more with a rousing innings of 58.
He was ably supported by Richard Brunt, who made 44.
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Linton looked as though they could pull off the win they needed to take the title, and with four overs to go had moved onto 155-8.
However, slow bowler Steve Gardener stepped in to mop up the tail, taking the last two wickets to finish with figures of 5-46 and ensure that Great Chishill were crowned champions.
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Great Chishill seconds were also involved in a thrilling finish in their match at Whittlesford.
With four balls to go the scores were level with both teams on 155.
But the last batsman for Great Chishill, 13-year old Chris Sorrell, kept a cool head to hit the winning runs through extra cover.
Earlier, Don Chilton had bowled well to restrict Whittlesford to 155.
He took 3-31, while another 13-year old, Adam Wright, grabbed 2-17.