Garboldisham Take Breckland Title 2015 In Final Over Thriller

Garboldisham Take Breckland Title 2015 In Final Over Thriller

Garboldisham Take Breckland Title In Final Over Thriller


Garboldisham won their maiden Breckland Indoor title on Sunday 18th January 2015 at Thetford Leisure Centre during finals evening in a game that went right down to the wire.


The evening runs very similar to the domestic T20 finals day where by 4 teams compete on the same evening to battle for the indoor crown. Old Buckenham who won the Thetford group overcame a spirited North Elmham side who have been knocked out in the semi-finals two years in a row. Garboldisham’s experience tolled as they comfortably overcame a youthful Bradenham side who have not reached their full potential in finals evening for the second year running and have also been knocked out at the semi-final stage for consecutive years.


This meant that for a second year running the final would be between Old Buckenham and Garboldisham. In 2014 Old Buckenham were too strong for Garboldisham but in 2015 it was clear that this would be very different as Garboldisham were a much more experienced side compared to 2014.  


Garboldisham won the toss and elected to bat and scored 287 for the loss of only 3 wickets which meant a net score of 272. This was a good score but you knew if Old Buckeham got off to a good start then they had every chance.


Old Buckenham got off to a great start and had a net score of 165 after the first 4 overs and looked in the driving seat. But a mix of tight bowling, great fielding, and poor shots meant that by the end of the next pair Garboldisham had turned the tie on its head. Old Buckenham needed over 60 from the final pair. So it went down to the final over, 18 to win! Some tight bowling led to a mistake from the batters and a wicket was lost, from this stage on all Garboldisham had to do was protect the back wall and avoid bowling wides.


They successfully did this although a winning margin of 6 runs tells you Old Buckenham never gave up hope. A great way to end another successful Breckland Indoor League which was enjoyed by all and played within a great spirit all round.


Thanks to all sides to from both groups who played in the competition. But the final word has to go to Garboldisham who were worthy champions in 2015.


Final – Thetford – 18th January 2015

Garboldisham 287/3 (net 272) Beat Old Buckenham 291/5 (net 266) by 6 Runs


Semi-Finals - Thetford – 18th January 2015

Old Buckenham 308/4 (net 288) Beat North Elmham 306/9 (net 261) by 27 Runs

Garboldisham 293/8 (net 253) Beat Bradenham 284/13 (net 219) by 34 Runs

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