Surrey Indoor Cricket League: Spencer overcome Churt CC in tense low-scoring match

Last Sunday, the Surrey Indoor Cricket League resumed. In these post-Christmas matches, the very best teams from our 3 Regional Divisions (held at Wimbledon, Guildford and Leatherhead) are pitted against each other, to determine who will be the Surrey Indoor County Champion.

This weekend saw our 4 quarter final matches. All of the games were tight contests, and we witnessed so many twists and turns in the evening it was hard to keep up.

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Quarter Final 3: Spencer CC V Churt CC

Outer London's runner-up took on South's runners-up, in what was bound to be a hard-fought contest. This match started in explosive fashion, and continued to enthrall until the final ball!

There are bad starts, catastrophic starts….and then there is Churt CC’s first over. Toby Finneran clipped the very first ball to the off-side, and set off for a single….the kind that is routine at their usual venue at Guildford. However, the tighter side walls in Downsend meant the ball was in Harry Bardon’s hands almost immediately. His accurate throw caught Toby well short of his ground.

Number 3 strode in, and watched his batting partner stride back to the dugout within seconds, trapped in front first ball! Adam Caddy hit his straps from ball 1, and managed to burst through the defences of Churt’s no4 in his 6th ball too! 3-3!

Churt, a fine and experienced indoor side, did not reach this stage of the competition without having strength in depth. For the next few overs, their middle order delivered when most needed. Jon Palmer and Daniel Higgins dug in and repelled Spencer’s quicks, looking relatively untroubled in their 7 overs together.

Spencer stuck to their seam bowlers. Replacing Caddy and Bajwa were Jafri and Bardon – a right-arm/left-arm combination. Hitting a good length, they prevented Churt from scoring boundaries, although the pair cleverly