SCF complete weekend double

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At Grainville, Jersey’s champions defeated St Ouen by 60 runs with former Island captain Meeku Patidar starring with the bat with an unbeaten 96.

SCF victory completed the Weekend Division I league and cup double to go with their Evening League Division I title and JEP KO Cup double.

Acting skipper Steve Carlyon said: ‘It was a comfortable win in the end although St Ouen’s opening bowlers Barry Middleton and Paul Horton bowled very well.

‘It was important for us to keep our wickets and fortunately we did that losing just one as the opening pair bowled their eight overs each straight through.

‘Meeku batted superbly, he played shots confidently all over the wicket and although he was dropped once I thought he deserved to make a century.

‘Once I was out Bradley Vowden and Simon Short moved the score along well to give us a respectable 40-over total of 261 for them to chase.

‘Robin Tewkesbury batted well for St Ouen but he was under pressure to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

We kept him away from the bowling as much as possible and when he faced it he was looking to help the score along quickly.

In the end he was eventually out for a deserved half century.

‘Overall our target proved too much for St Ouen.

Justin Le Fort bowled well early on but without much luck.

Bradley Vowden and Nick Jewell were very steady before Bradley Vautier picked up three late wickets.

‘Winning the Weekend League and Evening League doubles is sweet – quite a few people wrote us off at the beginning of the season saying that our squad was getting old and that we were on the way down.

‘Winning will help keep the knockers quiet, these days we let our cricket and our results do all the talking for us.’

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