PERSHORE Cricket Club have been crowned Vitality National T20 plate champions after beating Quatt CC at Wantage Road, the home of the Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the final.

Pershore were first to bat and a steady opening partnership of 35 ended with James Kinder out to the penultimate ball of the power play for 6.

Hard hitting Charlie Norton came to the crease and after a tight 4 over spell, Pershore hit the acceleration button.

Mike Green and Norton took the score on to 104 in the 13th over as Green reached his 50 off 37 balls but Norton was out 2 balls later for 43.

Liam Ridings joined Green and tried to get the latter on strike at every opportunity.

Ridings fell with the score on 146 and in came captain Chris Ridings (4 off 4) and some hard hitting saw Green finishing not out 1 run short of a century- 169 for 3 the total.

Quatts reply was stunted with Andy Hill taking two wickets, including the removal of Shakeel Richards and the incoming batsman in a two wicket maiden.

At the end of the power play, Quatt were on a comparable 36 but Hill took three more wickets in his final over to finish with man of the match figures of 4-1-13 for 6.

Spinners George Kirby and Paddy Thompson further restricted the run rate, a six over partnership between captain Craig Jones and Alex Biddle at a run a ball was broken with the reintroduction of opener Darren Critcher bowling Biddle.

The quick loss of the new batsman and the run out of the captain left Quatt at 85 for 9 with 4 overs remaining. Critcher pitched up his second wicket in the next over to finish the game with Pershore the victors by 83 runs.