Hundred partnership sets up Lechlade's T20 final win
11:52am Wednesday 25th July 2012 in Sport
Moore Allen CDCA T20 Final.
South Cerney/Coates 137-8.
LECHLADE confirmed their status as the premier local side with a convincing win in the final of the CDCA T20 Cup at Cirencester Cricket Club.
Winning the toss and batting, Lechlade made quick headway with the explosive Stenner at the top of the order alongside the often more restrained Killham.
However, of the two, Killham seemed to be finding it easier, playing with real freedom while notching up eight boundaries.
The pair put on 100, both hitting 52, which gave the platform for middle order to come in. Offord struck a couple of lusty blows and Godding a monstrous six taking Lechlade to 165-3.
The South Cerney/Coates reply didn't get off to the best of starts as the found themselves 5-3 after just three overs, after Bowers and Godding struck.
Godding didn't concede a run off his opening two overs.
Captain Dave Leith (44) batted well and was supported by Stevens. However, intermittent wickets stifled any real assault on the Lechlade total.
Mark Loxton did dispatch some part-time bowling towards the end meaning South Cerney/Coates ended up at 137-8, still 28 runs short.
Lechlade thus secured the trophy for second time in three years and have put the demons from last year's final to bed.