Cheshire 472 (Goodwin 154, Leech 202) beat Northumberland 176 (Dumelow 6-74) and 292 (Shurben 40, Bridge 54) by an innings and 4 runs

Cheshire made up for the disappointment of losing the MCCA Knockout at Lord's by absolutely thumping Northumberland by an innings and 4 runs to take the MCCA Championship title.

Nathan Dumelow took 6 for 74 to destroy Northumberland's first innings, before Warren Goodwin and Danny Leech put on an opening stand of 317. Goodwin went on to make 154 and Leech 202. The trio's outstanding performances at Jesmond gave Cheshire the upperhand early and they needed fewer than three of the four days of the final.

Dumelow, the former Derbyshire player, went on to take nine wickets in the match, and there were five for Danny Woods.