OLD PARKONIANS won the Cheshire Cricket League T20 Plate after a one-sided final with Bunbury. 

At long last on a gloriously warm, sunny early September day, Bunbury won the toss and elected to field .

It was maybe the wrong decision on what turned out to be a slow, low and unpredictable pitch. Old Parks went on to make 136-7 off their allotted overs with Sam Thomas top scoring with 36 not out (including four sixes). There were other valuable contributions but no other batter made 20.

In reply Bunbury collapsed to 85 all out off 18.3 overs with no batter making more than 15. Frankie Hughes was the pick of the bowlers with 3-11 off his four overs, each wicket being cleaned bowled.

Richie Beckett, Old Parkonians CC's chairman and president, said: "It was a very successful day for Old Parks but massive thanks also to hosting club Wirral CC for their excellent organisation of the day and to the standing umpires Shaun Carlton, Anthony Jarvis, Terry Marnick and Tony Sayle.

"At the same time Old Parks were hosting a Womens Softball tournament at their club in Holm Lane, Oxton which also was a massive success. This is in no small way due to the incredible organisation and enthusiasm of the club’s women's lead Helen Lindop. Everything is  looking rosy on the horizon for the club."