EATON Socon lifted the Bedfordshire Heritage Cup for the first time with victory over Waresley

Heritage Cup Final EATON Socon lifted the Bedfordshire Heritage Cup for the first time in the club's history by comfortably defeating neighbours Waresley by six wickets in the final at Potton.

Each team faced 15 eight-ball overs in the match, with Waresley totalling 101 all out in 14.2 overs. Only former Eaton batsmen Matt Rawlings (27) and Paul Field (34) reached double figures in the Waresley effort.

Jon Carpenter (5-16) taunted the Waresley batsmen from his first delivery and proved too good on the night. He got good support from Matt Childerley (3-34), but just as important was the high standard of the Eaton fielding that supported the bowling attack to the full.

Eaton openers Terry Day (22) and Carpenter (19) got the reply off and running against Waresley's opening spinners but after eight overs Waresley turned to pace.

Both openers were dismissed but the run rate accelerated with the arrival of Carl Baker (30), who scored his runs in 14 deliveries. That left Joe Dawborn (16*) and David Unwin (8*) the task of finishing, and they took their team to the win at 104-4 with five balls to spare.