CORNWOOD beat Friary Vaults by 37 runs in the final of the Plymouth & District League Cup.
Friary Vaults were aiming to win the cup for the fifth year running, but with a few lads unable to play in this rearranged game the odds were against them.
Cornwood, who were at full strength, got off to a great start with Elliott Staddon and Ben Beaumont (12) putting on 26
Matt Skeemer joined Staddon but was soon on his way back in the sixth over for nine with the score on 43.
A stand of 90 between Staddon and Adam Goodliffe (38) for the third wicket put the pressure on Friary.
Staddon went in the next over for 57 having hit five fours and three sixes. Cornwood finished their innings on 151 for six.
Pick of the bowlers for friary was Nick Pooley (2-55)
Friary Vaults started brightl6 with Teddy Richards and Bronte Bess going at 10 an over.
Tom Mitch joined Bess in the third over when Richards got out but was soon on his way back with six.
Bess and new batter Adam Thomas found it hard work to keep up with the run rate against some tight Cornwood bowling.
When Bess (46) got out in the 10th over for 46, Friary still needed 81 to win.
Friary lost wickets at regular intervals, and knew the game was up before the 16th and last over.
It was Cornwood’s first cup win since 2011 were they beat Roborough in the final.Summing up the season, league secretary Andy Walter said: “It has gone very well.
“We had 71 fixtures which included cup games.
“Out of those we lost 18 due to weather and five where teams couldn't raise a side.
“Heles School Old Boys pulled out before the start of the season, which was a real shame.
“Friary Vaults won the Senior Division for the third year out of the last four.
“Royal Mail & City Police won Division One on the last game of the season.”
Oddballs won’t be back next season – team-raising issues are to blame – and Walter fears one or two others may struggle.
Said Walter: “As a league we ask that if there are any club or social teams wanting to join they email me for more information.”
Cornwood 151-6 (E Staddon 57, A Goodliffe 38, N Pooley 2-55) Friary Vaults 114-7 (B Bess 46, S Mansfield 2-20, J Goodliffe 2-21) Cornwood beat Friary Vaults by 37 runs.