Broker Dickson Manchester showed that there are still some in England who can play competitive cricket. Its team won the Lloyd's Cricket Cup final in emphatic style for the second year running.

Having beaten Marsh and Jardine Lloyd Thompson in the previous round, the final was a comfortable victory, 130 for 1 in reply to Besso's 128 all out.

One observer in the stands told Backchat: "They played like true South Africans - thank God!"