Stevens century helps Potton win Heritage Cup

An unbeaten century from Sean Stevens helped Potton Town beat Ickwell to lift cricket’s Heritage Cup on Friday night.

Stevens was accompanied by an unbeaten 57 from Stepen Moules as Potton posted an impressive 186-2 in their 15 eight ball overs at The Hollow.

Ickwell’s cause was not helped by Jay Szwajbak sustaining a damaged finger in the seventh over when trying to stop a fierce drive by Stevens.

Soon afterwards Shahbaz Hussain suffered a leg injury and had to leave the field.

In reply Ickwell lost two quick wickets bringing Hussain, complete with runner, to the wicket who made 42 before being run out.

A cloudburst threatened proceedingsa but play was able to resume. Watt and Robertson scored some quick runs before Ickwell’s innings closed on 137-9 in their 15 overs, leaving Potton winners by 49 runs.

Chairman of the East Beds Shield, John Gurney, thanked Potton for hosting the final as usual and thanked the umpires and scorers. He introduced Tony Hutchison, Director of Kingspan Potton Ltd who had generously sponsored the final including the trophies and presented the prizes.

The man of the match was decided by the two umpires, Barry Morton and Peter Gurney, who had little difficulty in awarding it to Sean Stevens.

A total of £74.76 was collected plus match fees from the two sides.

Picture: Derrick Stock.