Won by 2 wickets.

Eton Ramblers 169 all out (J Vitali 3-42, T Pope 2-19). Pilgrims 172-8 (W Smibert 67, J Vitali 36*).

The Eton fixture is always a great way to finish the season, with the ground switched to quaint Teddington this year.

We were put into the field, but the miserly James Vitali (3-42) and Alastair Pusinelli (1-23) got straight to work on putting pressure on the opening batsman.

After countless playing and missing, Vitali managed to find the outside edge of the useful Harrington (22), and as so often is the case, the left armer took Gilberston for a duck.

A bowling change brought more wickets, with a quick two-for from Tim Pope (2-19) putting the Ramblers on the back foot – with Pope and Anthony Berkley (1-14) giving very little away.

At six down, it looked as if we could have the opposition all out before lunch, but some counter attacking from Hunt (35) gave them a foothold in the game.

Skipper Alex Pusinelli rotated his bowlers, and the breakthrough did come when he clung on to a sharp catch off the bowling of Henry Rydon (1-19), with the Pilgrims finally getting Eton all out for 169, with all seven bowlers taking at least one wicket. 

Having let the Ramblers get 30 runs more than they deserved, it was important that we got back onto the front foot. It looks as if a foundation had been set, but Elliot Whiting (13), Tom Gibbs (16) and Tim Pope (6) all sloppily gave their wickets away.

Will Smibert (67) steadied the ship although men continually fell around him, and so with six wickets down we were up against it.

Support came with star man James Vitali (36*), and the right-hand, left-hand combination looked to have troubled the Eton bowlers.

Smibert now became more expansive and peppered the leg side boundary with two sixes and five fours – but just as it looked like he would see us home, he was caught.

With still 30 runs needed and just two wickets remaining, we were on for a nail-biter. Fortunately, the Ramblers continued with their “apple pickers” with Alastair Pusinellli (19*) bludgeoning three sixes to take the pressure off Vitali up the other end.

A beautiful cover drive from Vitali got us over the line in what was a fine conclusion to a successful season.