Toss: Welshpool 1st XI won the toss and elected to field.
Top Batting Performances
Steve Lamb 99
Henry Davies 75
Top Bowling Performances
Owais Abdul 4-20 (5)
Steve Moules 3-17 (7.3)
The 2nd XI only learned that they had become champions last Sunday when the other Henshalls SCCL Division Two results were confirmed, but they were given the opportunity to celebrate in style if they could defeat visitors Welshpool on the final day.
Alex Taylor’s team duly obliged with a 131-run success – their sixteenth of a memorable season.
Batting first, Wellington overcame two early wickets to set a large total of 218-3. The partnership between Steve Lamb – who agonisingly fell on 99 after a superb knock – and Henry Davies, unbeaten on 75, proved crucial.
In the second innings, spinner Owais Abdul picked up 4-20 as he bamboozled the opposition with his variations. Steve Moules (3-17), who has had a big hand in the team’s success this season with 33 wickets in total, provided the champagne moment, removing the final Welshpool batsman to cue the celebrations at Orleton Park.