BURWAY Renegades claimed the glory as Ludlow Cricket Club hosted an entertaining finals day of the Woodstock South Shropshire Twenty20 competition.

With one of the semi-finalists – Cleobury Mortimer – pulling out, the day turned into a round-robin affair of three 15-over games, with Renegades beating both Corvedale and Ludlow to lift the trophy.

The first match saw Corvedale beat Ludlow by eight wickets in a last-ball thriller after the hosts had posted an impressive 159-8.

Sam Roberts (89) made more than half of Ludlow’s total, with Ed Riley (3-21), Mohammad Sher Zahid (3-22) and Ian Simmons (2-25) topping the Corvedale bowling figures.

Luke Miles (95no off 54 balls) and Simmons (37) did the bulk of the work before, with Corvedale needing five to win or four to draw off the last ball, Bryn Simmons (13no) hit a six to snatch victory.

In their second game, Ludlow went one run better with their total, 160-7, but still it was not enough.

Captain Joe Williams (64) top-scored for Ludlow, while Glen Whittaker hit a quickfire 35 and Danny Ashley added an unbeaten 20 as Luke Hicks (3-28) topped the Burway bowling figures.

Hicks (65) was the mainstay of the Renegades’ reply, supported by Keanu Cooper (27), as Burway chased down the runs in 14.2 overs at the expense of seven wickets.

That eliminated Ludlow, setting up a winner-takes-all clash between Renegades and Corvedale.

Renegades endured a nightmare start with Hicks and Jim Alderson departing for ducks but a superb match-winning 166 stand between Will Sparrow (110no) and Cooper (66) helped them post 213-4.

In reply, brothers Bryn (99no) and Ian Simmons (56) gave Corvedale a chance but, needing 25 off the final over, Burway bowler Louis Watkins (3-38) restricted them to 12 to give Renegades victory.