Oundle see off Finedon to win NCL T20

Mark Hodgson made 52 in Oundle's victory
Mark Hodgson made 52 in Oundle's victory

Oundle are the 2015 Hevey NCL Twenty champions having beaten Finedon Dolben in the final.

Oundle are the Hevey NCL Twenty champions after defeating Finedon Dolben by six wickets in the final at Overstone.

In a match shortened to 17 overs per side because of pre-match rain, Oundle passed Finedon’s 130-7 with three balls to spare.

Mark Hodgson top scored for Oundle with a well-struck 52 during a match-winning opening stand of 81 with Alex Martin. That start enabled Oundle to survive a mini-wobble before Cameron Wake and Callum Greaves saw them home. Greaves smacked a pressure-relieving six to tie the scores in the final over.

Jack Bolsover had earlier taken four wickets for Oundle.

It’s been a remarkable run of matches for Oundle as they went past 1,000 runs in the competition last night and they’ve only played five games.

Oundle now take their unbeaten Twenty/20 record this summer - they have already won the Rutland Twenty/20 crown - to the East Midlands Final at Finedon on Sunday (August 2) as they attempt to emulate local rivals Peterborough Town’s run to the National semi-finals last season. Oundle’s semi-final is against Loughborough, the champions of Leicestershire.

Notts champions Kimberley Institute tackle Bury St Edmunds in the other semi-final. The winners then play the final at around 4.30pm.

Oundle and Peterborough Town have now shared the last six Northants Twenty/20 titles.