Romerils title worth the Waite

Romerils title worth the Waite

In what turned out to be a title decider, at Les Quennevais, Romerils won by four wickets with Jamie Brewster clinching the honours in style hitting a six to win the match.

Romerils skipper Peter Blackburn said: ‘We’re delighted.

I felt we were always in charge and despite losing three wickets for 70 runs in the first part of our chase I was confident that we would go on to win.

‘Winning the toss I thought we’d get the better of the wicket but it turned out to be the same for both sides in the end.

I used five bowlers and they were all tidy while man-of-the-match Martyn Waite took an excellent catch in the slips to dismiss Steve Carlyon.

‘Matt Hague then top-scored with 30 and when he went I was confident that we would could keep the score down and we did.

‘We’ve had a bit of a mental block in recent years trying to beat SCF; we overcame that on Saturday but we won’t get carried away because they are still a very good team.’ Hague went for 30 and captain Meeku Patidar went the following ball, both in the 14th over.

Tony Carlyon and Bradley Vowden looked to push the score along but some tight bowling from Blackburn (27 runs off nine overs) and Nigel Crocker (16 runs off nine overs) maintained the pressure.

Romerils fielded impressively throughout and with Waite’s two catches and four wickets for 44 runs it was difficult for SCF to build a defendable total and they closed their 45 overs on 156 for 8.

Romerils were made to work hard for their runs and losing three wickets within the first 20 overs, the game was finely poised at 69 for three.

A fine partnership of 69 between man-of-the-match Waite and Brewster came to an end with Romerils requiring 17 to win.

Nigel Crocker came to the crease and it took just a few more deliveries between these two to get to within two runs of the win only for Bradley Vowden to then take two wickets.

Brewster finished the game hitting a huge six – his third of the innings – to finish unbeaten on 68.

Brewster also scored six boundaries.

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