STANMORE Cricket Club was crowned Twenty20 club champions on Sunday after storming to a thrilling finals day victory at Kent's St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.
The side fought off competition from opponents across the south east in the Shepherd Neame Cup to claim a spot on finals day, where a strong performance saw off Bromley in the semis and Ashford in the final.
In the first tie, against Kent champions Bromley, Stanmore got off to a slowish start and made 110 for 9.
But good work with the ball from Dinesh Jadau (4-16) and Nick Goh (2-13) helped Stanmore into the final as Bromleyfell short, posting 98-8, in a nail-biting finish.
Ashford was next and it looked to be heading in the Surrey champions' favour, posting 154 for 6.
With opener, Mansfield, posting an impressive 86 off 57 balls, with a string of hard-hitting sixes, Ashford looked to be in the driving seat.
But Omar Anwar got Stanmore off to a fantastic start, hitting an incredible 93 from 68 balls which helped the side to an emphatic victory - earning a cheque for £6,500.
The victory also puts Stanmore in to the national finals at Glamorgan's SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff on September 28.