We played the final of our Indoor Cricket League yesterday against Smoking Barrels. We had met them a few times during the course of the season and although some of the games had been fairly close, we had managed to beat them on those occasions. All of that has to be forgotten when it comes down to a final though and it was a case of winner takes all.
We unfortunately lost the toss and were put into field first. Our first 4 bowlers kept the scoring rate down by taking wickets regularly and there opening pair were unable to get off to the type of start they wanted. The batsmen after that managed to pull things back a bit, but we again pegged back the last 2 pairs and we were left with a slightly lower than par 74 to chase.
Our opening pair got off to a good start putting on close to 30 before losing a few wickets. Our next 2 pairs put on fairly steady partnerships, leaving our last pair just 16 to get off 4 overs which they passed in the second last over.
All in all it was a great game and a really solid all round season. That makes it 3 out of 3 for our Indoor Cricket efforts and we have been pushed up a good few leagues now. We wont play Indoor again until the end of the outdoor cricket season, but we will be pushing for the double this year by hopefully winning the Corporate 20 Overs Cricket League.
Thanks again to everyone who was involved in this season’s win especially the members of our squad and the supporters we had. Looking forward to next year!