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National Indoors Final

on Wednesday, 19 March 2014. Posted in News from the Leagues

National Indoors Final

Summary from a Local Spectators view of the National Indoors Final played at Lord’s on Sunday 16th March.

SF1 Dearne 166 -5 (12) beat Neyland 114 – 6 (11) – possibly highest score in finals.

SF2 Bridgwater 147 – 5 (12) beat Broadstairs 128 – 6 (10.5)

Final Dearne 120 – 5 (12) beat Bridgwater 115 -3 (12)

The final was closer than expected as could have gone either way, but Dearnes bowler Grieg Batty who had good performances with bat 32* and ball  0-21 (his second over was a maiden) in both games was the match clincher.

Broadstairs played well although they would probably admit, not to the best of their abilities in the semi final.  Unfortunately Scott Narraway was bowled out on 24 and Jake Benfield was caught on 18 if either one had made 25 and been able to continue with Andrew Bailey 40 they would probably have chased down the 147. The bowling was not as effective as in Thanet or Canterbury with only Jake Benfield 3-0 -1-26 and Andy Marshall 2-0-1-14 slowing the flow of runs.

Aaron Campbell (ECB competition organiser) in his presentation speech acknowledged the strength of indoor cricket in Kent as we have now had clubs attend the finals day over the last 5 years (6 out of last 8).

This is fabulous recognition to all Kent participating clubs, the league organisers and umpires who put so much work in to making these leagues happen.  It is testament to over 35 years of County Volunteers organisational skills developing this competition for the County which we hope will continue to grow.

For those who wish to develop a league in the County please contact   who will be able to assist.

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