Sion Mills beaten in T20 final
Barry Chambers (Strabane Chronicle)
SION MILLS BEATEN IN T20 FINAL
There was disappointment for Sion Mills as they lost out to Letterkenny in the T20 final at Burndennett on Sunday.
The Donegal side secured their first silverware with a 30-run win. They posted 153 for 8 with Rammohan Goud top scored with 39, sharing a fifth wicket stand of 65 with skipper Deepak (34) after they were struggling on 49 for 4. Barry Scott took 3 for 38, while Glen McCallan picked up 2 for 20.
Lee Finlay made 43 in the chase, but Sion were always behind the required rate, finishing on 123 all out, with Wasiq (4-2), Rammohan (2-25) and Ramees (2-18) getting the wickets.
Lee Finlay and Rammohan Goud were presented with Man of the Match trophies in memory of the late Jim McGranaghan by his wife Wendy and their daughters.
"Many congratulations to Letterkenny on their victory, they were the better team on the day and deserved to win," said Sion Mills captain Simon Galloway.
"Unfortunately our batting didnít really get going with the exception of Lee Finlay and to only get beat by 30 runs when our top 3 batsmen this year could only muster 10 between them was disappointing.
"I felt the toss would be important as was setting a score to defend but nonetheless Letterkenny bowled and fielded extremely well.
"A big thanks must go to Burndennett CC for hosting us an have the ground in great condition but also to the support that travelled to watch the game, it goes to show the interest thatís in our game in Sion. We will still look at it as a success in the overall picture, getting to the final undefeated and we will also learn from the defeat and not be too hard on ourselves.
"Weíre looking forward to next year already!