KPMG showed why they are the team most likely to prevent fellow accountants Ernst & Young retaining the Lord’s Taverners John Bright Trophy with a .
On June 16 at Britannic Park in Moseley they were restricted to a modest 118 for 6 total by a fine bowling display by Sanctuary Housing.
But after reaching 73 for 3 in reply, the Worcester-based trophy newcomers dramatically collapsed to 82 all out with Greg Easter (4-10) and Ben Tarry (2-10) the main destroyers for the accountants.
The previous day, the Phoenix Group won their successive trophy victory when they beat Wragge & Co thanks to a crucial 33 runs by Jim Knight, who hit three successive sixes.
The third trophy match in Week 8 provided the trophy’s most exciting finish to date when property advisers DTZ came tantalisingly close to a rare win.
Their opponents GVA Grimley won the match when Pete Greenaway nonchalantly hit a mid-wicket four off the last ball to nail a one-run victory.
DTZ surveyor Peter Loveday was at the match socialising with friends in the sunshine before departing to North America for his daunting 8,000-mile cycle ride from Anchorage, Alaskato Panama City to raise funds for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
In the game’s closing crucial overs, he gamely decided to do a bit of fielding for DTZ and fortunately nothing was hit in his direction.
Week 8 results
Tuesday June 15: Wragge & Co 145 for 5 in 16 overs (S Nore 35 retired, M Ali 30, T Stanley 24, R Bartlett 1-12) Phoenix Group 150/6 in 14 overs (J Knight 33, Q Akbar 32, H Ahmad 21*, I Crooks 2-23, S Rogers 1-16) Phoenix won by 4 wickets
Wednesday June 16: KPMG 118 for 7 in 16 overs (C Hughes 35, S Eastham 17, G Easter 17, R Moorcroft 2-6, N Lewitzkyi 2-20, S Eastwood 1-6) Sanctuary Housing 82 in 15 overs (R Moorcroft 34, G Easter 4-10, B Tarry 2-10, O Jawed 1-8). KPMG won by 36 runs
Thursday June 17: DTZ 109 for 9 in 16 overs (W Clarke 20, M Homer 18, D Hampton 2-8, N Cashmore 2-13. J Behan 1-12) GVA Grimley 110 for 8 in 16 overs (N Cashmore 35 retired, J Gibson 18, J Cartwright 15, T Reade 2-9, E Barrett 2-22, F Wildwood 2-16)) GVA Grimley won by 2 wkts