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Cronkbourne clinch Tinker Cup

Cronkbourne have won the Standard Bank Tinker Cup.

Yesterday (Sunday) they beat Valkyres by 70 runs at Tromode.

Cronkbourne batted first and got away to a great start when openers Max Stokoe and Ryan Burns put on 132 for the first wicket.

Andy Coulson then trapped Stokoe for 53 and dismissed Burns for 79. Paul Haswell hit 34 and the innings ended on 217.

In reply, Valkyres lost three wickets quickly but Tom Reader and Aurangzeb Ghausi came together for a fine stand.

While they were at the wicket, Valkyres were in with a chance, but hopes disappeared when Tom was bowled by Max Stokoe for 46.

Aurangzeb went for 33 and the tail fell to Stokoe who took four wickets for 23.

The Cup was presented to Cronkbourne by Chris Till of sponsors Standard Bank.

Max Stokoe was the Man of The Match.