Final spot secured after epic Parkgagte win
By CBHCC Web Manager
Neston 165-4 (20 overs), CBH 166-5 (19.4 overs). Chester won by 5 wickets
As wins go, they don't come much better than this!
Neston had built up a decent score of 165-4, the impressive Will Evans striking 51 and Luke Camden unbeaten on 42.
The reply misfired. Chester, dead and buried, then somehow turned things around in dramatic fashion to secure their place at the 2019 T20 Final's Day.
Struggling at 70-4 after 11 overs, needing ten and a half an over and finding boundaries difficult to come by, Ollie Law joined Warren Goodwin at the crease and the fightback began.
First it was Law who lifted the gloom with a series of sixes and fours, working around Goodwin who was overseeing the comeback patiently. Law's big hitting moved the score to 118 before he holed out to long off for 42 from the first ball of Chris Hacket's first over. The charge had stalled...but then up stepped Goodwin to plunder fifteen runs from the remaining five balls.
Still 33 needed from three overs.
Now it was Alex Money's turn. Twelve from the eighteenth over as he took control. 21 needed from two overs - the lively home balcony now quiet, the travelling Chester fans roaring their side on. Fireworks in the nineteenth with eighteen runs. Now Money joined the big hitting party. The home side looked stunned.
And with three now needed from the last over, it was Money who pulled the fourth ball for the winning runs, ending unbeaten on a quick-fire 28. Cue joyous scenes as Chester had pulled off one of their most spectacular T20 wins in recent times.
Finals day will be at Hyde on Sunday 14 July with Chester paired with the home side in one semi final while Bramhall or Toft take on Nantwich in the other.