Tas-Valley Take South Norfolk Indoor League Title 2018

Tas-Valley Take South Norfolk Indoor League Title 2018Hethersett and Tas Valley win the Trophy for the first time!!

Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club have become the latest name on the South Norfolk Indoor Cricket league Trophy, after they successfully beat Cringleford Lodge in the final at Wymondham Leisure Centre.

The 11-week competition which was played at Wymondham Leisure Centre saw 10 teams battle it out for the 2018 winners title and trophy in its 4th Competition season. The 10 teams were split into 2 randomly allocated groups where they proceeded to play a round robin format to determine a league placing. The top 2 teams from each group qualified for the finals evening.

Group A included Hethersett and Tas Vally A, Drayton, Diss, Cringleford and Bungay. Whilst group B Hardingham, Hethersett and Tas Valley B, Swardeston and New Buckenham compete against each other. After the round-robin format H & T Valley A won Group A (67 Points), Cringleford finished in 2nd place (42 Points), Bungay finished in 3rd place (37 Points), Drayton finished 4th (27 Points) and Diss finished 5th (20 points). Saxlingham won Group B (67 Points); second place went to Hardingham(47 Points), New Buckenham finished in 3rd place (31 Points), Swardeston finished 4th (30 Points) and Hethersett and Tas Valley B concluded the group(24 Points).

The winner of each group qualified for the finals evening and preceded to play the 2nd place team in the opposing group for the main competition. The 4 teams that qualified included, Hethersett and Tas Valley A, Saxlingham, Cringleford and Hardingham.

The 2018 tournament saw a over 80 players take part across 10 teams, an increase on 2017. The matches are always played in great spirit with a thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere, but the competitive element is still fully present. We would like to thank all participating teams for creating this wonderful environment.

The Norfolk Cricket Board would once again like to thank South Norfolk Council for their continued sponsorship of the competition and would also like to thank all the 10 teams for taking part in the competition. Jason Reynolds (Competition Organiser) said “It’s great to see some many people committed to play indoor cricket during the winter. Our indoor leagues continue to grow each year and we hear of many benefits the indoor leagues are having on the participating clubs. A real boost for participation and club moral. We hope this can continue in 2019”

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