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Lacey sparkles as Cronkbourne see off Castletown

Luke Lacey hit a sparkling half-century to take Cronkbourne into the Standard Bank T20 finals at Tromode yesterday (Sunday).

 

They defeated Castletown amidst torrential rain which left a very heavy outfield at Tromode.

 

Town batted first and made 75 for six from their 20 overs.

 

Richard Corke overcame the elements with a strong 28 and opener Gareth Morris cracked 13.

 

Jaco Jansen took two from 17 and there was also excellent bowling from Alex Stokoe whose four overs cost only nine runs.

 

Cronkbourne started their reply needing 76 to win and with the weather closing in.

 

Castletown picked up two early wickets but had problems as Lacey went on the attack.

 

He had blasted a stirring 51 when he was caught by Wicus Wessels off the bowling of Seb Aycock.

 

Jansen was 16 not out when more rain caused the match to be abandoned.

 

At this stage Cronkbourne were 74 for two, needing only two runs for victory.

 

As no further play was possible, they were awarded the match on run rate.

 

The final against Peel and St John’s was unable to go ahead due to the weather.

 

Both clubs are now discussing a new date to play the match.