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Colne triumph in final
3:35pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Halstead Sport
EARLS Colne are the new PiriPiri North Essex League Knockout Plate champions.
They emerged triumphant in Sunday’s final after demolishing Tendring for just 49, to gain a 138-run victory at Halstead’s Star Stile.
Opening bowlers Nick Oakley (8-3-18-5) and Joe Smith (8-5-6-3) led the way, backed up by some sharp fielding.
Tendring struggled from the start, after opener Ben Watkinson was bowled third ball and Ian Robinson was given out for handling the ball.
For Colne, Will Dunn and Archie Wilkinson put on 70 for the fourth wicket after a shaky start, losing three men quickly.
Dunn finished with 53, including nine fours.
The middle-order boosted the total to 187 for nine, helped by Tendring putting down catches.
The trophy success comes as a further boost for Colne, who this year celebrated 175 years of cricket in the village.
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