CtC ended the season top of the London South Wednesday league despite a tricky run-in which saw a loss to HCS wanderers and a rained off game against second placed side The Jiminy Crickets.
Going into the final game of the season against Platinum Ducks CtC knew they needed at least 4 points to qualify for the final which they did in some style, racking up 239 from 18 overs thanks to 69 from Rory Davidson promoted to open the batting, 67 from in form Ben Cassels and a typically classy 51 from Ed Pearson. Platinum ducks were limited to 157 in reply to give CtC a 10 point victory and seal first place.
Due to some fairly sloppy admin from Ross at LMS HQ CtC had been forced to play their last two games on various south london 'outgrounds' which proved to be absolutely tiny, and with the games reduced to 15 overs, became somewhat of a lottery. In the first in Brockwell Park CtC racked up an enormous 211 from 15 overs against The Jiminy Crickets, thanks to quick fiftes from Hammond and brothers' Cassels. However for much of the chase TJC were ahead of the rate (despite some unbelievable fielding efforts from Rutty) and it took a phenomenal spell of bowling from in form Ben Cassels to secure victory. In the second game CtC came off worse in another high scoring game, this time HCS wanderers batted first and racked up170-3 from just 12 overs. Cassels, in the form of his life and now ranked in the top 100 batsmen worldwide, smashed 54 from just 14 balls, but it wasn't enough and CtC finished well short on 134-4.
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