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Ross County Cricket Club win T20 final against Forres without losing a wicket

By Will Clark

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ROSS County Cricket Club have been crowned T20 champions after blasting their way to victory against Forres in the final.

Ross County Cricket Club with the trophy
Ross County Cricket Club with the trophy

The Castle Leod outfit lifted the trophy for the first time as they successfully chased down 102 in a 10-wicket victory.

Forres batted first and set County a target of 102 with the loss of five wickets in their 20 overs.

Steve Embleton took two for 21 off four overs with Paul Moxon taking two for 15 off four overs.

Ross County cruised to victory reaching 103 runs with the loss of no wickets in 17 overs.

Duncan Scott hit 53 runs with Toby Hardwick scoring 37 runs with the remaining extras taking them to their target.

Batsman Chris Blake says it was an outstanding performance from both batsmen as well as the bowlers which saw Ross County win the trophy for the first time.

“It was a demolition to be honest,” said Blake after the match.

“We took our catches which makes a big difference. Forres have two really good batsmen and they gave us one chance each and we took those chances to get them out.

“That made a big difference and Duncan and Toby were excellent with the bat as it turned out to be a comprehensive win.

“It was a day where everything went to plan and it didn’t get much better than that.”

Ross County are looking for a treble with the club still in contention to win the North of Scotland Cricket Association League and the League Cup.

They continue their league campaign as they head to Nairn County on Saturday at The Links.

Blake says it is an aim to finish the campaign with all three trophies.

“The club is in a really good place as we have picked up extra players this year,” said Blake.

“We have good numbers at training and it gives us good confidence.

“Some clubs have struggled with the affects of Covid.

“But we are in a good position financially as well as with the players that we have got.

“I have been with the club for 20 years and it is the best starting 11 I can remember.

“We have beaten Forres twice this year in the league and now T20 Cup final.

“We are looking to do it again and aim to take home the knockout cup as well.”

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