2009: Warwickshire Sunday League Cup Final

The Sunday 2’s claimed their first ever Warwickshire Sunday League Cup title with a nail biting 2 wicket win over the Birmingham League outfit, Sutton Coldfield, with only 5 balls of the 45 overs a side Final remaining, as number 10 Roger Kelsey hit the winning runs. Sutton had posted 190 all out with Wiseman hitting 29, Safdar 28 and Brotherton 27. The Town bowling was on song as spinners Phil Edmonds took 3-37, Andy Smith 2-31 and Kelsey 2-33. Seamers, Lewis Phillips chipped in with 1-39 and skipper Mark Deeley 1-9. The side’s fielding efforts were epitomised by 3 stunning catches in the deep by Deeley and one by Richard Strange. Jack Edwards, behind the stumps took a sharp stumping and a direct run out at the bowler’s end. In reply, the Town slipped to 41-3 before Strange 14 and Pranay Turlapati put on 32 for the 4th wicket. Turlapati then put on 67 with Guy Pearson 37 off 33 balls with 5 x 4 for the 5th wicket, in the partnership of the match, before Turlapati fell for 42 after hitting 3 boundaries. Lewis Phillips with 15 not out and Edmonds 17 put on 35 for the 8th wicket to set up a fantastic climax. It was left to Kelsey to hit the required 2 runs, from the first ball he faced, in the final over to see the 2’s scrape past the winning post as the side reached 191-8 in a truly exciting game for all involved and for those watching. Safdar with 3-27 and Wiseman 2-42 were the leading Sutton bowlers but the silverware went the Town’s way.

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