Surrey Junior Indoor Cricket League continues


Last month, the Surrey Men’s Indoor Cricket League came to an exciting end, with Wimbledon the victors for a 3rd consecutive year!


However, that isn’t the end of the story. The Surrey Junior League continues into March. 5 talented teams are battling it out at Downsend School very Sunday evening.


Twenty20 Academy have fielded two sides. Based in New Malden, our very own squads are getting a useful run-out before the Summer program begins in earnest. The Top 44 Academy team currently has a 6-4 winning record, while the less This has included some dominant performances, and a few complacent slip-ups. Most impressive has been their ultra-strong bowling attack, meaning even the low target can (and have) be defended.


experienced Academy “A” team has steadily found its feet in the competition. Their 3 wins out of 7 matches could have been even better, had 3 last-ball finishes fallen in their favour. Nevertheless, all players have developed greatly since the first match, even the likes of Bert West (11 years old) and george Dennis (10) stepping up against U15s at times!


Effingham have participated in the indoor league for 5 years! They are veterans of the format, and have been high flying this year. Currently they sit pretty at the top of the table, with a handsome 7 wins and 2 losses. It has been great to see the likes of Sam Partridge, Raymond Wing, Sam Cobb, Lucas Townend and the Spencer brothers mature into top class cricketers.


Weybridge have entered the league for the second year in a row. A dangerous side, led by the top run-scorer from the last 2 seasons, Henry Francis. Many of last year’s players have matured significantly, and have evolved from minor players into potential match-winners.


This year has also seen newcomers Leatherhead CC take part. They were up against it early on, facing down older sides, many of whom have several years of indoor cricket under their belts. But the improvement has been remarkable from day 1! They now have a highly commendable 3 wins to their name….all achieved in the last over (2 on the last ball)!


Next year, we are hoping to make the indoor league bigger and better. Indoor cricket is incredibly useful for young cricketers – helping them to develop game awareness, and skills that are just impossible to replicate in the nets.


12 overs per side. 6 players per side. 1 hour matches. It is exciting, fast, inclusive….and most of all fun! Whether entering a competition or not, we would thoroughly recommend using indoor matches in the run-up to your club’s Summer matches!


If you are interested in registering, please contact darren@twenty20communitycricket.com.

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