Peel and St John’s clinch Premiership title

Akkie Van Den Berg bowls a delivery during Peel and St John's match against Castletown's on Saturday afternoon, watched on by Garreth Roome. Van Den Berg's Saints won by 10 wickets to claim the league title (JM140802(30))

Akkie Van Den Berg bowls a delivery during Peel and St John's match against Castletown's on Saturday afternoon, watched on by Garreth Roome. Van Den Berg's Saints won by 10 wickets to claim the league title (JM140802(30))

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Peel and St John’s became the new champions of the Standard Bank Premiership when they beat Castletown by 10 wickets on Saturday.

The torrential rain in the morning wiped out the matches at Ramsey and Tromode where rivals Cronkbourne could only take five points from an abandoned match.

This left the Saints needing only one bonus point to clinch the title and they put the Town into bat, knowing that just two wickets would give them that point.

Ollie Webster claimed an early victim and then Peter Lewis took a brilliant one-handed diving catch to clinch the trophy. A lively innings of 26 from Garreth Roome boosted Castletown’s hopes, but good work from Connor Gilbert and Mark Walker reduced the side to 71 for 8.

Skipper Mark Williams held the tail together with an excellent 28 not out, but the innings ended in the 40th over on 117.

In reply the Peel and St John’s openers, Dan Hawke and Phil Littlejohns, treated spectators to some spectacular hitting. The pair knocked off the runs in just 15 overs with Littlejohns making 33 not out and Hawke blasting an amazing 79 not out from only 38 balls. His innings included 10 fours and five sixes.

The Saints finished the Premiership with only one defeat, which came last week against Cronkbourne who ended second in the table.

In just over a week’s time the two sides will meet in the Standard Bank Tinker Cup Final at Tromode. This could be a match to remember.

CRICKET RESULTS

Standard Bank Premiership

Castletown 117 (Mark Williams 28no, Garreth Roome 26 : Mark Walker 2 -20, Connor Gilbert 2 -24); Peel and St John’s 119 for 0 (Dan Hawke 79no, Phil Littlejohns 33no). Peel and St John’s won by 10 wickets.

Cronkbourne v Crosby and Ramsey v Valkyres: Games abandoned without a ball being bowled (rain). Five points to each side.

Standard Bank Cain League

Crosby A 154 for 5 (Danny Kniveton 38, Floris Venter 37 : Andy Ball 2 -19, Brian Arnold 1 -20); Ramsey A 155 for 3 (Shaun Kelly 34, Andy Ball 30 : Harry Rothwell 2 -26, Floris Venter 1 -37). Ramsey won by seven wickets.

Valkyres A 143 for 7 (Auri Ghausi 35, Bruce Wagstaff 26 : Andy Ball 3 -32, Brian Arnold 1 -16); Ramsey A 116 for 7 (Andy Ball 20, Shaun Kelly 17, Matty Grice 17no : Abdul Khan 2 -18, Paul Fleming 2 -30). Valkyres won by 27 runs.

Standard Bank T20 Forrester One

Crosby A 153 for 6 (Harry Rothwell 47, Martyn Oates 37 : Phil Littlejohns 2 -19, Akkie van den Berg 2 -23); Peel and St John’s A 154 for 3(Peter Lewis 76no, Phil Littlejohns 37no : Dave Picken 1 -12, Joe Rothwell 1 -41). Peel and St John’s won by seven wickets.

Castletown A 109 for 5 (Richard Jackson 24, Dave Griffiths 22, John Short 22 : Jodie James 3 -28, Eddie Clague 1 -17); Union Mills 115 for 3 (Bruce Wagstaff 64no, Chris Nash 41no : Richard Jackson 2 -12, Tom Kennaugh 1 -23). Union Mills won by seven wickets.

Castletown B 69 (Richard Jackson 15, Seb Aycock 10no : Joe Rothwell 3 -18, Floris Venter 2 -7); Crosby B 70 for 2 (Harry Rothwell 32no, Drew Buxton 22 : Seb Aycock 1 -10, Seth Aycock 1 -31). Crosby won by eight wickets.

Peel and St John’s B 83 (Alex Williamson 40, Colin Gilbert 9 : Saad Jaffary 3 -20, Andy Coulson 2 -16); Valkyres B 76 (Saad Jaffary 35no, Jawad Rajput 17 : Colin Gilbert 2 -8, Connor Gilbert 2 -12. Peel and St John’s won by seven runs.

Standard Bank T20 Forrester Two

Finch Hill A 146 for 7 (Joe Burrows 40, Matthew Nicholson 28 : Dan Jacobs 3 -28, Jack Rowlands 2 -26); Crosby C 120 for 8 (Matt Mey 50, Dan Jacobs 26 : Ewan Quayle 2 -4, Graeme Healy 2 -17). Finch Hill won by 26 runs.

Junior Under-12 League

Cronkbourne A (277) beat Finch Hill A (222)

Crosby (243) lost to Cronkbourne B (244)

Junior Under-9 League

Finch Hill (237) beat Crosby B (214)

Crosby A (246) beat Cronkbourne (222)

Castletown (236) lost to Ramsey (241)

Ramsey (264) beat Finch Hill 241

Castletown (233) beat Crosby A (230)

Crosby B (263) lost to Cronkbourne (263)

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