Wimbledon & Hampton Wick Royal progress to Surrey ECB Men's Indoor Finals
Wimbledon CC and Hampton Wick Royal CC are the first teams to progress to the Surrey ECB Men's Indoor Cricket League County Finals.
Victories for both teams in their final league games ensured they finished as top two sides in the Outer section of the competition, Wimbledon taking top spot by virtue of a superior run rate.
Hampton Wick Royal ensured they finished in the top two when they beat Worcester Park CC by 33 runs.
Wick batted first and made 118 for 5 off their 12 overs. Fawid Anis making 21, Yasir Ahmed 39 retired, with 33 runs also coming via extras. Worcester Park’s Stuart Bradshaw in amongst the action in the field with figures of 1 for 17, plus a catch and a run out.
In reply, Bradshaw top scored with the bat making 18 as his side reached 85 for 5 off their 12 overs. Top score came via some 39 runs in extras, but Anis’ figures of 2 for 17 went some way to restricting Worcester Park in their run chase and also earning him th game’s MVP.
So with Hampton Wick Royal winning, it all boiled down to the winner-takes-all game between British Tamils Cricket League and host club Wimbledon CC to see who would progress to the Finals and who would go into the play-offs.
And it proved to be a short-lived low scoring decider as Wimbledon edged matters by two wickets.
British Tamils Cricket League batted first and made 68 for 6 (all out) in 11.2 overs.
Gopinath Navaretnam making 19 with the bat, along with another 21 runs coming in extras against a Wimbledon attack that saw Dilshan De Silva take 2 for 11 and wicketkeeper Tom Cooper take two catches and two stumpings.