Sheffield Collegiate were beaten on the very last ball of their semi-final against Toft CC of Cheshire at the Racecourse ground, Derby this evening.  
 
In a game reduced by the weather to just 12 overs per side, Collegiate batted well to post a very respectable 118-6. Sam Hunt led the way with 40 off just 22 balls and he received good support from Simon Guy, Henry Eldred and Michael Simpson, who all got into the teens.  
 
Wicketkeeper Robert Sehmi got Toft off to a strong start with 21 off just 10 balls, but Collegiate stuck to their task, got right back into the game, and Toft slipped to 45-3. It took some late hitting from James Drummond, whose 21 not out came off 13 balls, to get them home. They needed three off the last ball, which evaded the field and went for four. Eldred was Collegiate's bowler with 2-28 in his three overs. 
 
It was a heart-breaking end to Collegiate's t20 cup run, but they were very far from being disgraced. Their achievement was to reach the last four of a national competition, and they have been a credit to themselves and our league.  
 
Sheffield Collegiate 118-6 (12 overs) Sam Hunt 40, James Lomas 3-19,Andrew Jackson 2-20 
Toft 119-4 (12) Robert Sehmi 21, Henry Hughes 29*, James Drummond 21*, Henry Eldred 2-28 
 
 
 
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