CtCCCC qualified for the Champions League after puling off a shock victory against league leaders Chasing Tails. Put in to bat CtC batted knew they needed to post a big total and came out the blocks hard. 13 came from the first over, but a quiet first four balls of the second over forced Rudkin into a big shot - a firmly hit pull caught on the mid-wicket boundary. Gimson, increasingly taking to the Sunil Narine role at the top of the order, carried on regardless and hit one huge six over midwicket before departing for 26 from 13 - a job well done. Hammond at three joined the fun and kept the score going, despite Dillon struggling to time it before departing for 18. Hammond reached his 50 from 22 balls, giving the tail licence to swing. Sherwin went big hitting two consecutive sixes and then well caught at third man going for a third for a score of 23 off just 8 balls. With Hammo in the hutch Davo and Rutty shed their reputation as nurdlers / finishers and pressed hard too, albeit Davidson a little too hard attempting a suicidal two to depart without scoring. Rutty hit a huge straight six in a score of 26 from 11 before he too was caught to allow Hammond back in, with just last man Conway for company for the last three overs. Now the fun really started as Chasing Tails repeatedly dropped short to Hammond and he repeatedly pulled them for six. Conway did a great job of giving his flying partner the strike, and allow Hammond to bring up his second 50 in just 12 balls. Hammond 100* from 36 balls, CtC an imposing 204 from 18 overs. Chasing Tails chased hard, but ultimately a tight spell early from Davidson, a model of reliability of late, and late from Hammond won the game.
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