T20 Division 2 Championship settled
The champions of Standard Bank Forrester Division Two are Crosby B. They took the title after beating Castletown B in their final game of the season on Monday evening.
Christian Steriopulos got the Town away to a bright start. Opening the innings he scored 52 not out as wickets tumbled about him. Only Daniel Laughlin of the other batsmen got into double figures as the side ended their twenty overs on 95.
Crosby were soon in trouble, losing two quick wickets. Craig Hartman and Harry Rothwell then came together. However at 26 for 2 from ten overs the Marown team were well behind the run rate needed.
The pair then struck out and, with some fine strokes, guided the Marown team to victory after 18 overs. Hartman finished on 35 not out and Rothwell hit a maiden half century.
It was a great performance for Crosby to win the league. After the first three matches they had only one point. It all changed from there as they won ten of their next eleven matches. This is the third time in 27 years that the club has won this division.
Standard Bank Forrester Division Two
Castletown B 95 for 3 (Christian Steriopulos 52no, Daniel Laughlin 13 : Gareth Rowlands 1 -13, Harry Rothwell 1 -22, Stu Morris 1 -22); Crosby B 97 for 2 (Harry Rothwell 52no, Craig Hartman 35no : G Dissanayke 1 -5, Richard Jackson 1 -14). Crosby won by eight wickets.
Peel B 89 (Daniel Dickinson 19, Tom Gascoyne 19 : Eddie Clague 3 -21, Chris Cunningham 2 -0); Union Mills 79 (Manoj Patel 40no, Chris Nash 10 : James Seed 3 -9, Connor Gilbert 2 -16, Colin Gilbert 2 -16). Peel won by ten runs.
Ronaldsway 86 for 8 (Nigel Hinds 35, Scott McGregor 8, Bob Trimble 8 : Craig Williamson 3 -27, Colin Gilbert 2 -18, Tom Gascoyne 2 -18); Peel B 89 for 0 (Daniel Dickinson 43no, M Walker 42no). Peel won by ten wickets.
Peel B 135 for 4 (Colin Gilbert 47no, Grant Elbourne 32 : Karl Gartland 1 -18, Ian Johnson 1 -31, Ben Bennett 1 -31); Finch Hill B 99 for 9 (Sam Spencer 32, Adam Corlett 32 : Paul Sime 5 -9, Mike Oates 2 -21). Peel won by 36 runs.
Standard Bank Forrester Division Three
St Johnís B 127 for 5 (Paul Nicholson 43no, Dean Wales 36 : Gareth Roberts 2 -27, Mark Arden 2 -28); Grasshoppers 117 for 5 (Gareth Roberts 20, Chris Wade 20no : Tim Evans 2 -10, Dean Wales 2 -12). St Johnís won by ten runs.
Grasshoppers v Peel C : Match abandoned (rain) Ė one point to each side
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