Lechlade chasing trophy they last won in 2010
10:07am Tuesday 10th July 2012 in Sport
LECHLADE avenged last year’s final defeat by knocking Cirencester out in the semi finals of the CDCA t20 on Monday night.
Hard work from the Cirencester ground staff meant the game could go ahead and Lechlade were asked to bat.
There was a typically explosive start from the Lechlade top order with Stenner (27 off 18 balls) and Dickinson (43 off 26) putting the opening bowlers to the sword.
Intermittent wickets and the spin of Van der Bergh and Williams slowed down the run rate until Offord (27 off 14) took 18 from the last over as Lechlade finished on 135-7.
Will Bowers opened the bowling from the pavilion end and took two wickets in his first over, including the scalp of Van der Bergh.
Tight spells from Stenner and Godding along with a couple of wickets from Raghu Tupurani meant the run rate was steadily increasing despite a couple of dropped catches.
Fullalove amassed 23 along with a patient innings from Williams (22) but Cirencester in the end fell 27 runs short finishing 108-7.
Lechlade will play either South Cerney or Malmesbury for a chance to regain the trophy they won in 2010.