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One late summer Sunday in September a gripping cricket match between two local Leicestershire cricket clubs took place at the home of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Grace Road. It was not quite the amazing Super Over drama of the Mens’ ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Final in July, where England lifted the trophy at Lords on boundary count ahead of New Zealand, but nonetheless the 2019 LCCDO Community T20 Cup Final provided a dramatic a finish as you could wish.

Reel Monkey covered the final for the teams taking part in what proved a tense and exciting affair. A rare opportunity to play on the pristine professional outfield of Grace Road, inspired the two finalists, Shree Sanatan Cricket Club and Fatana Cricket Club to play a great game full of ebb and flow.

The Prize awaiting the winners of the LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester. Shree Sanatan CC v Fatana CC.

Shree Sanatan batted first and posted a good par T20 score of 159 runs for 7 wickets thanks to some strong hitting in the final few overs.

Late flourish as Shree Sanatan batsman strikes boundary setting respectable T20 total. LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road.

Indeed that total seemed too much for Fatana who started their reply dreadfully being 9 runs for 3 wickets in two overs!

Shree Sanatan CC celebrate a run out reducing Fatana CC to 9 for 3. LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.

After a period of consolidation Fatana steadied the ship and reached 40 runs for 4 wickets after 9 overs, still a long way short of the total of 160 runs they required.

Sensing it was now or never, Fatana attacked brilliantly clawing their way back into the match with some clean hitting and strong running between the wickets to get to 107 runs for 5 wickets after 15 overs.

Turning the tide, Fatana CC batsman strikes the ball to the boundary. LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.

From our photographic point of view it became really interesting too as capturing the emotion of supporters in the crowd and teammates on the sidelines was just as important as capturing the action out in the middle.

Tense finish, supporters and team members of Fatana CC look on in anguish. LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.

The equation had come down to 18 runs required off 10 balls with 3 wickets remaining.

Difficut to watch, supporters and team members viewing from the boundary edge. LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.

After further shrieks of delight and anguish the match, the final, came down to the last ball with Fatana requiring 3 runs to win and 2 runs to tie. What happened next? Take a look at our photos below to find out…

Last ball – Fatana CC batsman down on one knee and top edges it, looks like the wicketkeeper could catch him out and win the match for Shree Sanatan…
LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.
Last ball – No the ball sails high and wide of the keeper in to a gap in the field towards the boundary…
LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.
Last ball – Time stands still as Shree Sanatan fielder chases the ball as it trickles and reaches the boundary.
LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.
Winners Fatana CC – Unbridled joy as supporters and team members run on to the pitch to greet their triumphant batsmen.
LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.
Fatana CC winners of the LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester.
The two teams and event organisers with their trophies.
LCCDO Community Cup Final 2019, Grace Road, Leicester. Shree Sanatan CC v Fatana CC.

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LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street,
Leicester, LE1 1RE


T: +44 (0) 7968 345518
info@reelmonkeyproductions.com

© 2020 Copyright Reel Monkey Productions Limited
All Rights Reserved

Reel Monkey Productions Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 06740407. VAT Number: GB 943 0661 32.


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