BRROKLANDS under 15s cricket team won their final away game of the season against Neston to clinch the Cheshire County Cricket League title.
Brooklands lost the toss and batted first in the 25 over game, reaching 176-5. Ethan Brooks and James Agnew both from Sale Grammar School built a solid opening partnership of 53 and the accumulation of runs followed from Raj Singh 29, and Ross Dunleavy 27, both pupils of Altrincham Grammar School.
James Beck of North Cestrian batted for 21 an David Cunliffe, the Brooklands captain, was 13 not out.
Neston had to maintain a high run rate to win but brilliant, controlled, economical opening bowling from David Cunliffe (5 overs for 9 runs) added pressure to Neston’s chase . Ethan Brooks and Tom Lett also from ( S.G.S) bowled medium pace with good line and length so that after 11 overs, Neston were on 34, requiring 143 off 14 to win.
Neston batted well for the next 14 overs, putting on 105 runs reaching a losing total of 139. Brooklands medium pace bowler Ross Dunleavy capped a great day, taking his fifth wicket in the final over.
Brooklands u15s have had a very successful season, finishing runners-up in the Lancashire u15s league, narrowly losing in the final to Clitheroe CC in the last over of the game on July 13.