The final games of a massively disrupted season saw The Bell become Division One champions just a point ahead of OLs.
Webb Ellis topped Division Two, with Network Rail the runners-up.
OLs v AC Victoria
Vic 106-8, OLs 107-8
OLs won by 2 wickets
The old adage is that catches win matches, and this game may have proved it, OLs taking some great catches to dismiss some of the Vic players who threatened to score heavily.
Simon Rigg took 2, James Melvin one, but they were eclipsed by 8 year old Toby Rigg, who ran in from the boundary to snaffle a skier, much to everyone’s great excitement.
The Vic won the toss and opted to bat, as they started with 6 players, OLs knowing only a win would keep the pressure on The Bell at the top of the league.
Simon 1-19 and Fozzy, 2-22, kept things tight, but with the Vic hitting out, they found the edge on many occasions and Borg 28, and one or two other rode their luck a little, to post a decent 106-8, indifferent running not helping the cause, Nipper 1-21, John Wash 1-30 also kept things tight.
OLs sticking to tradition sent into bat, those who hadn’t bowled, but this was looking a tad dangerous as OLs slipped to 20-4.
Pikey 9 looked dangerous before he fell to another good catch. Thorney was controlling the game, but played on for 19.
Lord Mark of Palmer hit a sublime 43, marshalling the tail, and seemed to be in total command but he then proved human as he was bowled by the excellent Adam.
Simon was joined in the middle by Fozzy, nursing a nose bleed as he was elevated to number 10, with only Toby the boy wonder left at 11. Fozzy smashed his first ball for 2, and OLs needed just 3 off the last over, a wide helped as the winning runs were duly scored.
OLs only losing once all year, and hopefully proving that a team of very average players can all contribute to a half decent team.
The OLs would like to thank Zoe for again organising the league.Finally to misquote the Governor of California: “We’ll be back.’’
MCC Academy v Half Moonies
MCC Academy have withdrawn from the league, points to Half Moonies.
Cross division game
Network Rail v
The Bell won with four overs to spare. Network Rail set a target of 114 which The Bell comfortably reached to win Division One.
The win also denied Network Rail a chance of topping the Division Two table.
Station Bar v
Webb Ellis beat Station Bar
Station Bar batted first scored 68ao.
Webb Ellis easily overtook their total to become Division Two champions ahead of Network Rail.
Alexandra Arms v Exiles
Alexandra Arms won
In a close game, batting first the Alex were all out for 67 in 20 overs but the Exiles were all out for 59, just a few runs short.
Thank you to everyone for taking part in the league this year.
Sorry it has been such a ridiculously bad season weather-wise, which has meant you’ve had far more games cancelled than you’ve actually played. But I hope everyone has still enjoyed the little action that there was. Zoe