Garstang CC are just champion

Garstangs players celebrate winning the Meyler Cup against Vernon Carus on Sunday        Picture: Sir Robert Atkins
Garstangs players celebrate winning the Meyler Cup against Vernon Carus on Sunday Picture: Sir Robert Atkins

Garstang CC ended their Meyler Cup drought with victory against Vernon Carus in Sunday’s final at Croston CC.

They dodged the showers to claim the cup for the first time since 1993 thanks to their superior run rate.

It was Vernon who had batted first and compiled 196-6 from 40 overs.

In reply, Garstang had made rheir way to 148-1 thanks to the efforts of Michael and Mark Walling when rain stopped play.

Following a break, they came back out for play but only manahed one more over before the showers finished the match altogether.

That one over had seen Garstang advance to 153-1, giving them victory over Vernon.

Michael Walling was adjudged man-of-the-match for his undefeated 86 while Mark Walling was 44 not out.

Garstang’s route to the final started with an eight-wicket win over Freckleton.

They then defeated Fulwood and Broughton by 31 runs before a 37-run win over Eccleston in the last four.