Local Rams record win in historic setting

Derbyshire Rams' successful six-a-side team, which competed at Wormsley Cricket Ground last month.

Derbyshire Rams' successful six-a-side team, which competed at Wormsley Cricket Ground last month.

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Local cricket side Derbyshire Rams triumphed in the historic surroundings of Wormsley Cricket Ground after winning a six-a-side tournament.

The team was made up of players from around the High Peak and were up against six other teams from up and down the country.

Each team was allocated a professional on arrival and in the case of the Rams it was Warwickshire and England star Dominic Ostler.

The other team members were Tim Johnson, Chris Unsworth , Tim Cleasby, Ben Harding and Joe Jackson.

The team was entered and sponsored by Pak-Pro Limited of Whaley Bridge, with the proceeds of the entry going to Derbyshire Air Ambulance.

The Rams were first up against a Yorkshire side that had England legend John Embury as their professional.

Yorkshire batted first and put up a creditable score of 44 off the five overs in the face of disciplined bowling from the Rams.

In reply knocked off the required total with 5 balls to spare and were helped by a six at mid-wicket by Ben Harding.

A downturn in the weather meant the Rams had to play three games in quick succession once the rain had stopped.

They achieved notable victories against high quality teams to ensure they reached the final where they would meet Sussex Sloggers.

As the light faded the Rams provided a master-class of batting, racking up 67 from their 5 overs - the highest score of the day.

Sussex were unable to successfully chase the total and Ostler was given the honour of bowling the last over, as the Rams eased to a victory that will live long in the memory.