Super Stratton cricketers celebrating league and cup double
Churchways CC 74-8
Stratton-on-the-Fosse CC 1st XI 76-1
(Stratton won by nine wickets)
Stratton completed a trophy double at the weekend, capped by Bank Holiday Monday’s majestic Butcombe T20 KO Shield final victory over Churchways at Farmborough CC.
They had already wrapped up the North Somerset League Saturday Conference Division 1 title, albeit in low-key style after scheduled weekend opponents Keynsham forfeited the match.
That meant Stratton were raring to go on Monday and skipper Jon Cox, who won the toss, saw his faith in his bowlers repaid with a superb all-round performance.
The evergreen Dom Grass continued his fine form this season with a miserly 2-7 from four overs, while Bean Easterling, Adam Deverill and Ben Futcher also chipped in with a wicket apiece.
Pete Clark claimed a deserved man of the match award with a great spell of 3-6 runs from his four overs as Churchways posted a meagre 74-8 from their 20 overs, with John Potter (15) the top scorer.
In reply, Stratton lost Dan Nolan for a quick-fire 19 before Nathan Crocker (25no) and Ben Futcher (15no) eased them home in just 10.3 overs, the latter winning the game with a six.