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20th September 2012
Flitwick Cricket Club
Despite an extremely nervous end to the season, It has been a largely successful year at Flitwick.CC.
The Flitwick 1st team had to survive a dramatic last day when they conspired to lose to already relegated Radlett.CC, failing to chase a victory target of just 107.
Fortunately, the results and performances of the previous five weeks, together with Cockfosters.CC picking up minimal points in the last three weeks, led to the team surviving in eighth place in Saracens Herts League Division One.
Strengthening the squad is a winter priority for Flitwick in order to challenge at the right end of the league next summer.
The Sunday 1st team went on a remarkable winning run that saw them turn around a mid-season 100 point deficit by winning their last nine matches.
The fine form led the side to win the Bedfordshire Cricket Premier Division for the fourth time.
The 2nd team’s performances continued to be mixed with a handful of disappointing results late on in the season resulting in the side petering to mid-table in the league.
The team were third place in Hertfordshire League Division Six with four weeks remaining, however two home defeats to opposition third elevens, plus an abandonment when in a strong position, left the team in seventh place come the end of the season.
Arguably the most disappointing results for Flitwick this year is the relegation of the Sunday 2nd team from the Bedfordshire League Division Two.
Playing catch up following seven of the first twelve matches being lost to weather, a batting collapse of epic proportions against Caldecote.CC sealed their fate.
The Saturday 3rd team also had a nervous final day, needing to beat second placed Mill Hill Village to secure a second successive promotion.
A comfortable chase turned into a nail biter until Josh Edwins hit the winning runs to secure a two wicket victory, and Division Eleven cricket in 2013.
The Sunday 3rd team were heavily impacted by the weather suffering six cancellations.
Five wins & five defeats in the matches completed was a fair reflection of their availability and performances, ending in a comfortable mid-table position.