Brockman Cup final - 1999

SHAUN Wright was named man of the match - and deservedly so - as Lustleigh lifted the Brockman Cup for the fourth year running with a seven-wicket win over Stoke Gabriel .

Wright took a one-handed catch and set up a run out from the boundary as Stoke were restricted to 95 for seven at Torquay Rec in their 20 overs.

Then the classy left-hander cracked 53, 16 of them in one over from Jimmy Attwood, as Lustleigh knocked off the runs with eight overs to spare.

Stoke never really recovered from a nightmare start which saw them 32 for two off ten overs as Paul Foot, whose six overs cost just 11 runs, and Chris Sims (1-27) tied them down.

Losing opener Jimmy Attwood in the third over, run out following a mix-up with skipper Malcolm Coleman didn't help, and it took a 40 partnership between Jeff Baker (41) and Marcus Lugg (25) to get things going.

Even so a first wicket stand of 32 between Shaun Wright and Peter Bartlett (25) meant Lustleigh were always ahead of the rate.

Baker and Pete Gartrell (2-21) slowed Lustleigh towards the end but a second-wicket stand of 60 between Shaun Wright and brother Mike took Lustleigh wtihin two runs of victory.

And with three overs to go they could afford to lose a couple of wickets and still win with eight balls to spare.

Lustleigh's win equalled the record set by the now defunct Shiphay St John side, which won four Brockman Cups in a row between 1963 and 1966.

And their domination of the competition means they can expect an invitation to enter the Midas Shield next season to test themselves against stronger opposition than they meet and beat in the Brockman Cup.

Stoke Gabriel 95-7 (J Baker 41, M Lugg 25: P Bartlett 3-26), Lustleigh 96-3 (P Bartlett 25, S Wright 53; P Gartrell 2-21).

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