Cleator win Village Cup final
Published: 09 September 2013
Cleator celebrate their victory at Lord's
Cleator CC of Cumbria defeated Gloucestershire's Rockhampton Rams by one wicket in a thrilling and tensely fought Davidstow Village Cup Final at Lord's on Sunday 9 September.
The northern finalists delighted a raucuaus crowd of supporters with eight balls to spare in the 40-over encounter, chasing down a competitive target of 193 after earlier slumping to 64/5, thanks to a brilliant spell of 4/35 by Rams opening bowler Will Cartlidge.
An excellent performance by the middle and lower order saw Cleator squeeze home though, with the oldest man on the field - 51-year-old Ian Clark - striking two sixes in his 35-ball knock of 37.