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Old Merchant Taylors' Seconds captain Guy Edwards praises his side after they won Morrant Thames Valley League Division Seven B
1:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
Morrant Thames Valley League
Division Seven B
Old Merchant Taylors' Seconds captain Guy Edwards was full of praise for his side after they gained their second promotion in three years following a three wicket win over Wooburn Narkovians Seconds.
Asked to take to the field, Dhiraj Shah impressed for OMT as he took three for 37 to help bowl the home side out for 170.
The away team’s response began shakily as they were reduced to 19 for three before Simon Boardley entered the fray, smashing an unbeaten 91 off 88 balls.
His innings included 11 fours and two sixes as Taylors’ clinched the victory in 45.4 overs.
“To go up this season is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work of so many players.” Edwards said.
“Before the season began we had set our sights firmly on challenging the upper reaches of the division.
“To go into the last game with promotion already assured and just a handful of points required from that last game to claim the title is wholly satisfying.
“It’ll be an incredibly proud moment if we can lift the title at home on Saturday, and every single player who has represented the side this year should share in the success.”
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