Hoping to be raining champs!
PUBLISHED: 12:18 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 14:47 12 May 2010
THRIPLOW will play in Cambridgeshire Senior League One next season – thanks to the weather. Results elsewhere provided good news for both Thriplow sides over a weather-hit weekend. The first team were playing at Cottenham and, having inserted the home sid
THRIPLOW will play in Cambridgeshire Senior League One next season - thanks to the weather.
Results elsewhere provided good news for both Thriplow sides over a weather-hit weekend.
The first team were playing at Cottenham and, having inserted the home side on a damp looking track, they were hopeful of repeating their early season modus operandi by shooting them out for a low score and then knocking off the total.
However, despite good early spells from Chris Viner and Andy Morris the early wickets did not tumble.
Viner snapped up Raven and Talaga, both caught driving but opener Evans looked untroubled. He had made 70 when he became the maiden wicket of 13-year-old Mark Deed, making his first-team debut, Morris helping out by taking a superlative catch in the outfield.
Colquhoun then dominated the late stages of the innings, being dropped twice on his way to a brisk 51. Although Viner (3-47) and Neild (3-58) picked up further wickets plus a smart run out from Selkirk, Cottenham finished on 227-8, a good score in the circumstances.
However, during tea the anticipated rain arrived and an hour-long deluge put paid to any hopes of a resumption.
But the clouds did have a silver lining as washouts across the rest of the division meant Thriplow's promotion to Senior League One for the first time in their history was confirmed.
Challengers Camden II did manage to play, and won, to also secure promotion, so the final game of the season between the sides on September 2 will be a winner-takes-all showdown for the title.
The rain hit Thriplow's second team before they were able to start their match, which was washed out.
Although things are not quite as clear-cut, four points from their final match on September 2 will also guarantee them promotion, and a win will see them as Junior League 3SA champions.
- Royston saw their home game against Sawston washed out on Saturday, but there was good news for them as relegation rivals Burghley Park gained only four points. They host Castor & Ailsworth on Saturday.