Following a convincing 10 wicket win over MCS in the semi final of the County Cup at the weekend, in which George (64no) and Toby (25no) shared a superb 100 run partnership to guide the team to victory with more than 10 overs to spare, the final against Lord Williams’ School, Thame yesterday proved a much tighter encounter.

Having won the toss, Abingdon chose to field first. Some excellent bowling restricted Lord Williams’ to 76 for 7 from their 20 overs with the wickets shared between Thomas (2), Arjun (2) and George, Samuel and Toby (1 a piece). George then got the reply off to a positive start scoring 18 off the first 7 balls, but a flurry of wickets found the team in a precarious position at 41 for 6 and then 55 for 7. Arjun, coming in at number 9 to join Thomas, looked to be guiding the team over the line, only to be bowled with 2 runs still required. Number 10 then followed next ball but Toby resolutely defended the remaining deliveries in the over before Thomas capped off a man of the match performance by hitting the winning runs to secure the narrowest of victories. The team now progress into the Regional rounds next year as U13s.

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