Brockman Cup final - 2001

LUSTLEIGH’S grip on the Brockman Cup is as tight as ever after last night's win over Chelston by 49 runs in the final at Torquay Recreation Ground.

The lads from the Wrey Valley have now won the cup six years on the trot - breaking the previous record of five successive wins set by the now defunct Shiphay St John club in the 1960s.

Chelston, like so many sides before them, found it is one thing to hold the cup kings to a gettable score - and quite another to get them.

And, when Chelstin lost four wickets for just one run on the chase, their chances went out of the window.

Lustleigh posted 121 for seven in their 20 overs with Shaun Wright batting most of the way through for a top score of 44.

Brother Mike made 26 before he was caught at long-on in a key stand of 74 for the second wicket.

Chelston were undone when they slumped from 28 for one to 29 for five - Gerry Starling taking two wickets in two balls - and from then on there was no way back.

Paul Foot kept the pressure on with three for 16 off six overs and Chris Sims (4-14) picked up some cheap wickets at the end as Chelston fell away to close on 72 for eight.

Lustleigh 121-7 (S Wright 44, M Wright 26, N Sawrey-Cookson 16; I Bishop 2-24), Chelston 72-6 (M Burdett 13; C Sims 4-14, P Foot 3-16, G Starling 2-17).

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