SULLY Centurions entertained Creigiau on the last day of the league season and, although there were a few anxious moments, came away with the victory required to seal promotion.

The visitors batted first and lost three early wickets. They were indebted to Taylor (53) and Powell (45) who steadied the ship and gave the innings some impetus. After the fall of more wickets, the late contributions from Griffiths (24) and Basset-Jones (18) ensured Creigiau had a decent total as they ended on 178 for 8. For Centurions, there were two wickets for Goodway, Cuddihy and Santosh and one each for Ricki and Jake Griffett.

In reply, after losing opener Gethin Hicks for just three, Rhett Jones (28) and Santosh Singh (43) took the score along nicely and Centurions were looking comfortable. But some cheap wickets fell in the middle order to ensure that promotion wasn’t going to be a formality. It was down to Craig Brock (36 not out) and Kieron Ferriday (15 not out) to take Centurions over the line for the loss of seven wickets, in the 40th over.

Sully Centurions 179-7 Creigiau 178-8

The second XI made the trip to Creigiau in the reverse fixture and won a one sided affair by six wickets. The home side batted first and were skittled out for just 77 runs in 25 overs. This was down mainly to the bowling of Jason Hicks who had the remarkable figures of 6 for 9 in 8 overs, including five maidens and a hat trick.

Centurions took 28 overs to seal the victory and although losing four wickets in the process, it was never in doubt. Man of the match Hicks added to his bowling performance with a fine 33 not out.

This ensured that Centurions finished in third place, agonisingly short of a promotion spot, but the future is looking very promising for the team.

Creigiau II 77 all out Sully Centurions II 83 for 4

Following the league season, Centurions embarked on a short end of season tour to Somerset but the weather ensured that both scheduled matches were called off. However, fun and games ensured off the field and an enjoyable time was had by all.

Centurions round off the season with a friendly at Burnham Avenue on Sunday, September 17 and all players are asked to contact Dave Sylvester or Jake Griffett with availability

Sadly at the time of writing we have had news that first XI scorer Clive Wheatley has had a heart attack and is currently in hospital. All Sully Centurions players and supporters wish Clive a speedy recovery