Tewkesbury took revenge for defeat in last season's final by overcoming great rivals Gloucester City Winget to lift the Cheltenham Senior Cup at the Victoria Ground. The two-innings final is played over two consecutive evenings, and GCW were clearly in pole position after day one. Tewkesbury battled to total 137-8 off their 20 overs before GCW took charge with a reply of 189-3 based on Will Steadman's unbeaten 105.
Steadman picked up where he had left off with 66 the next night as his side totalled 151-6 in their second innings, leaving Tewkesbury needing an imposing 203 at ten an over for victory.
Skipper Warren Deeming said: "We went out with the attitude that we had nothing to lose and to just give it a go."
Matt Cox, who usually bats at number 11, was promoted up the order with instructions to get going, and he responded with a quick-fire 58 while Deeming was unbeaten on a similarly rapid 57 as his side reached 157-4 off just 12 overs when rain finally forced the sides off the pitch and brought an early end to the game.
At this point the scorebook came under close scrutiny before Tewkesbury were declared winners as they were two runs ahead of GCW at the same stage.