Saracens are cup champions

CHAMPIONS: The cup winning Saracen's side. From left: Ian Furlonger, Chip Millins, Mick Andrews, Dick Cheshire and Ken Drake.
CHAMPIONS: The cup winning Saracen's side. From left: Ian Furlonger, Chip Millins, Mick Andrews, Dick Cheshire and Ken Drake.
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THE Saracen’s lifted the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Knockout Cup after a commanding performance against Edwardstone White Horse in the final, winning 5-2 at Cornard Five Bells.

White Horse had not had the most successful league campaign, but fought their way through to the final where the consistent Saracen’s lay in wait.

Saracen’s took an early lead with Ian Furlonger and Ken Drake, and then Chip Millins and Dick Cheshire winning the doubles.

The White Horse needed to react quickly and Matt Robinson put up a valiant effort against Ian Furlonger. But, requiring 50 or more with the last ball he failed to sink it, giving the Saracen’s a commanding 3-0 advantage.

Horse’s Tom Norton got his team on the scoreboard with victory over Mick Andrews, and this was followed by Horse captain Jimmy Robinson excelling in a 1720-940 win against Chip Millins to put his side right back into contention.

The penultimate game paired Andy Garvin with Saracen’s Ken Drake. Drake made an early 690 break, but failed to build on this, and gradually his opponent ate into the deficit. By the time the gate dropped it was anybody’s game. The Saracen’s man did enough to edge home 1140-1080 and secure victory for his side.

The final game was academic and Dick Cheshire eased to a 1740-280 win over Becky Biggs.

Tonight from 8.30pm sees finals night at the Brewery Tap where the singles and doubles finals will be contested before the raffle and presentation of trophies. Teams are reminded to provide prizes.