The final Saturday of the league season provided tremendous entertainment and success for all of the Thornbury sides.
The 1st XI needed to win to keep any chance of promotion to Premier One alive and they did it in style. Skipper Richard Trotman (114) led the way as Thornbury racked up a formindable 314-5. Cheltenham were never in the hunt and were bowled out for 191, Saul Heard (4-51) and Anthony Ireland (3-31) the chief wicket takers. With other results going the Thorns way the 1st XI were soon confirmed as runners up in Premier Two and the all important promotion sealed.
The 2nd XI however have been top of the Premier Two table all season but still needed a victory to guarentee being crowned as champions. Cheltenham again the opponents and Thornbury managed 190-7 on a wet wicket & outfield. Will Ireland (65) and skipper David Hammond (45) the main contributors. In reply Cheltenham never got to grips with the Thornbury attack and limped to 100 all out, John Wormwell (3-19), Louis Blackwell (2-34) and Chalky White (2-7) proving to be far too good. A fitting end to the 2nd XI's season as they have dominated the league throughout and fully deserve to be back in the top flight.
Ben Hurkett took his 3rd XI to Pakistain Bristolians and produced a superb display to bowl the opposition out for 109 and knock the total off with the loss of just 4 wickets. This keeps the 3rd XI in the B&D Senior 2nd XI League and ensures some challenging cricket for next year.
Huge congratulations to all the teams and to all those who support the club in whatever capacity - bring on 2011 !!
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