Basingstoke’s Joe Oates hit an unbeaten 86 in the eight-wicket win over Alton, but injured last man Richard Barrett was the hero of the Farnborough win, hitting a four and a straight six in the final over.
Coach Andy Pryce explained: “Richard
left the field earlier after tearing his hamstring severely in hs second over with the ball.
“Batting with a runner, he went in at the end when we needed seven to win off the last over.
“He collapsed in pain after hitting the bowler back over his head for four and when he eventually got up, he hit the next ball for a straight 6 to win the game - and collapsed again!”
QMC results -
Farnborough 111-4 (Hall 43 no, Neal 1-5) QMC 116-9 (Eldridge 24). QMC won by one wicket.
Alton 125-9 (H. Cann 41, A.Neal 2 – 9) QMC 130-2 (J. Oates 86 no). QMC won by eight wickets.
Barton Peveril 100 (N. Dow 4 – 12) QMC 105-2 (M. Deadman 38 no, J. Oates 31). QMC won by eight wickets.
Queen Mary’s cup final squad: J. Oates (captain), M. Deadman, A. Neal, M. Eldridge, J. Weir, J. Coombs, T. Jackson, N. Green, A. Stringer, J. Pavey, R. Barrett, A. McMahon, T. Savage, N. Dow, R. Nicholas.