FIRSTS AND SECONDS PROMOTED TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
The 2015 finished in unprecedented fashion with the first and second team gaining promotion to their respective Cheshire County Cricket League Premier Divisions. This is the first time ever both teams will be in their top flight.
Having secured promotion in the penultimate match of the season, the first XI required three points at neighbour's Sale on Saturday. A rain affected day saw the game start beyond the 20 overs lost mark which meant both sides were awarded a minimum of seven points and Timperley crowned champions before the start of play. There was no slacking from the Timperley boys who secured a fine 12 wicket win.
The spectacular news of the day belonged firmly with second XI who posted a seven wicket victory. Starting the day in third they required Oxton to defeat second place Nantwich. Following a nervy phone call it was confirmed Oxton kindly obliged and won by one wicket off the last ball of the innings. Cue party celebrations at Stockport Road well into the early hours.
It was great to see so many Timperley players past and present at the club who very kindly relaxed the 'no dancing on the tables rule'. Another first for the club is the winning of the aggregate trophy - a trophy for the most cumulative points for the firsts and seconds.
A fantastic achievement by all involved this season. Everyone should be extremely proud.
Anyone wishing to attend the awards ceremony at Mere GC on 2nd October should email dchowarth@hotmail,com. A party bus will be leaving the club at 18:45. Tickets are £40 inc. travel and guests Speaker Simon Hughes will be followed by a top comedian.
"The ones are going up, the twos are going up, and now you're gunna believe us...."
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