Isle of Wight Cricket

Runner Up in National Indoor for Island Team

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The Isle of Wight Cricket Board Disability Team finished as runners up, in a national indoor six aside competition, last weekend.

The tournament was organised to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary, of The British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities. (BACD), and took place at the indoor centre, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, in Birmingham.

The first match, versus Warwickshire, saw the Islanders having to bat almost as soon as they had arrived, as some of them had been held up, due to problems on the M40. This resulted in them being all out for just 34. The amazing bowling performance that followed, saw the host county scrape home, with just one wicket to spare. Although the IW won all of their other matches, it was not enough to stop Warwickshire lifting the trophy, so the IW team had to settle for the silver medals. Top run scorer was Kayton Evans, and all of the bowlers took wickets. New player Rhys Elliott, performed well in only his second competitive appearance.

Also taking place was the BACD AGM, at which Island stalwart, David Lloyd, was re elected as Chairman, thus giving the Island a presence, at the top of the national governing body of disability cricket.

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