Cup to league ti­tle suc­cess

In­door cricket

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Whit­stable are the Can­ter­bury Pharon In­door League’ s un­der-13s team of the sea­son.

Al­ready win­ners of the league, they did the dou­ble on Satur­day by beat­ing Broad­stairs then, in a keenly- fought cup fi­nal, Ch­est­field.

In the first semi-fi­nal, Broad­stairs scored 100-5 but a valu­able open­ing stand be­tween Bart Johnson and Joe Cle­mence, who both re­tired on 26, paved the way for Whit­stable’s six-wicket vic­tory with an over to spare.

In the other semi- fi­nal, Can­ter­bury were dis­missed for 81 by Ch­est­field, who kept their nerve to win by one wicket in the last over.

Ch­est­field went on to bowl out Whit­stable for a mod­est 71 but the un­de­feated league cham­pi­ons – who in­cluded two un­der-11s– re­trieved the sit­u­a­tion by their work in the field.

Al­though Ch­est­field made a promis­ing start to their re­ply, Whit­stable’s safe hands, di­rect throws at the stumps for run outs and the bowl­ing of Johnson (3-19) put them on top.

And in the 11th over of the sched­uled 12, there was joy un­con­fined from play­ers and par­ents alike when Josh Sharp claimed Ch­est­field’s fi­nal wicket to com­plete a 17- run win.

Pic­ture: Chris Davey FM4720059

Whit­stable’s un­der-13s who fin­ished the Pharon Can­ter­bury Ju­nior In­door Cricket League sea­son un­beaten

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