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Wimbledon emerge victorious again

Wimbledon sealed their second successive National Club Twenty20 crown despite taking an unconventional route to victory.

Poor weather at the Kia Oval ensured none of the three finals-day contests could be completed as planned, meaning players were required to hold their nerves in bowl-offs.

It was Wimbledon who emerged triumphant in the first semi-final, easing to a 3-1 scoreline as Banbury struggled.

Ormskirk were similarly impressive in progressing, Ian Robinson striking the final blow to cap a 3-2 success over Chester-le-Street with five deliveries to spare.

However, the might of Wimbledon shone through in the final as they set a difficult victory target of six.

That proved way beyond the challengers, who managed just one as their day ultimately ended in disappointment.

Victorious captain Neil Turk said: "We played good cricket to get this far and obviously fancied our chances. It would have been much better to get out there but we are pleased to win."

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