MARLOW CC lifted the Julian Cup for the first time in a quarter of a century last night when they beat Burnham at Boyne Hill.

Marlow won the toss and elected to bat, and after the loss of two early wickets they got into their stride through Pete Dickerson’s 34.

He took the score on to 64, but three wickets forfour runs left the innings balancing on a tightrope at 80-6 after 14 overs.

However, Jeremy Batty (32 not out) and Tom Hampton (24 not out) swung it Marlow’s way with an unbeaten stand of 54 to get their team to 134-6 in their 20 overs.

Burnham’s reply was in trouble almost immediately, as a Batty wicket and a run out left them tottering on 5-2.

Batty (2-16) and Tom Hampton (2-10) kept up the pressure as Burnahm slid to 25-5, and regular wickets from Cameron Denton (2-28) and Mark Dozell (2-26) meant Burnham couldn’t develop a single meaningful partnership.

Wicket keeper Simon Carter also claimed two excellent stumpings and a steepling catch before Hampton returned to take the final wicket to leave Burnham stranded on 105.