Wimbledon CC have won the Surrey Championship T20 competition after triumphing during a fantastic day at Sunbury CC last weekend.
The day is played in a similar format to the Friends Life t20 Finals Day, with both semi-finals and the final played on the same day at the same ground, with Sunbury this year putting on an excellent show including PA, catering and a great atmosphere.
This year saw Ryman Premier Division sides Sunbury and Reigate Priory go head to head in the first semi-final, with Sunbury winning by 78 runs after bowling out Priory for just 56.
The second semi-final saw Wimbledon – who won in 2010 and made it all the way to the televised national finals day – beating Division Four side Egham by 81 runs after bowling them out for 67.
The Sunbury – Wimbledon clash in the final was a T20 classic, going right down the wire in true nail biter style.
Batting first, Wimbledon posted 122/9 off their 20 overs – probably an under par score.
Sunbury were strolling to victory at 69/1, but then lost quick wickets and were unable to keep their heads, ending up just 115/7 from their allocation, giving Wimbledon the win by 7 runs.
In meant that the six hit off the last ball of the Wimbledon innings – and a five run penalty on a wide ball in the Wimbledon innings after the ball hit a helmet – made all the difference.
Wimbledon are crowned T20 County Champions for the third time after previous wins in 2006 and 2010 2012 and have once again won through to the Area Final.
Simon Robins, Chairman of Wimbledon CC, said “Neil Turk and all the boys in our Wimbledon Warriors Team have thrilled us again with some fantastic cricket.”
Crispin Lyden-Cowan, chairman of The Surrey Championship added: “We all wish Wimbledon the very best in representing Surrey in the Regional Finals, and I hope they once again go all the way to the National Finals.”Tweet