Stroud and District Senior Cup Final.

Cirencester 48, Painswick 12.

CIRENCESTER finished a successful season by regaining the Senior Cup against a committed Painswick side at Stroud RFC on Sunday.

With scrum half Parry giving the orders in his last game for the club, Ciren started well with three first- quarter tries, including a superb team effort finished by Titoko.

Despite Brereton making a nuisance of himself by spoiling Painswick possesion, Ciren’s opponents were eventually able to create a try-scoring opening in the corner.

Parry produced a fine individual effort in reply, pouncing on a loose ball deep in his own half and scooping up his own kick ahead after running almost the entire length of the pitch.

Aspin and Church were determined to secure the scrummage in their last game before retirement from 1st XV rugby and, along with Bunce, also showed some good touches in the loose.

Scrivens and Carter in the second row took the game to the opposition, Scrivens building on his good form of recent weeks.

Although Painswick added a second-half try, they crumbled in the final quarter as Cirencester's superior fitness told.

From a break by winger Gennilard, Ski was on hand to pop up and power over the try line. Captain Hammond also got his name on the scoresheet before injury forced him to make way for veteran Newman.

James Fisher was more secure with the boot than in the National Vase semifinal and also added three tries to finish as Cirencester's top scorer for the season.