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England Learning Disability side claim T20 Trophy to finish INAS Tri-Series unbeaten
The England Learning Disability side claimed the T20 trophy with a thumping eight wicket win over South Africa as they finished the INAS Tri-Series supported by NatWest unbeaten.
England stuck the South Africans in at a blustery Nantwich Cricket Club. Ronnie Jackson picked up an early wicket before Elridge George and Keketso Chabedi helped South Africa ease into the game with a 37 run partnership.
As the saying goes, one quickly brought two as George (18) fell working the ball to square leg before Chabedi was bowled by Tayler Young for 25 leaving South Africa 55-3.
Matt Cowdery picked up two wickets in two balls before missing out on his hat-trick after Mzwandile Mhlongo got his bat down on another straight delivery.
Jan Makololo battled for 20 before a late flurry of boundaries from Mhlongo (19*) saw South Africa up to 105-6 from their 20 overs.
Birthday boy Jonny Gale went early in the reply for 9. Dan Bowser and Jackson set about taking a chunk out of the target a rapid 43 run partnership.
Jackson fell leg before to Jali Mkhululi for 21 but Bowser continued his explosive form with the bat to finish 61 not out and lead England home with over nine overs to spare. Bowser gave one final demonstration of his skill as he ended the game with successive sixes.
Cheshire’s own Jack Perry finished a successful debut series with 13 not out.