Swardeston Under-14s lost their grip on the Eastern Counties Lords Taverners Indoor crown yesterday at the UEA Sportspark.
It all came down to the final game against Sawston (Cambs). Swardeston needed to win and gain 2 extra bonus points to rob the Cambs team of the title. In a tense final over Swardeston fell an agonising 4 runs short leaving the Cambs team worthy champions for 2005.
In truth, Swardeston didn’t do themselves justice and didn’t play to anywhere near the level of performance they are capable of. That said, Sawston (Cambs) were the best side Swardeston had come up against and their all round display earned them a well deserved Eastern Counties Title.
Swardeston 192 – 2 Lost to Loddington (Northants ) 197 – 2
Swardeston 177 – 2 Beat Yoxfrord ( Suffolk ) 164 – 6
Swardeston 189 – 1 Beat Clogham ( Essex ) 176 – 7
Swardeston 191 – 4 Beat Eaton Socan ( Hunts ) 176 – 6
Swardeston 187 – 4 Lost to Sawston ( Cambs ) 196 – 5
Ben Shearing, Josh Rowe, Tom Wilson, Jonathon Martin, Josh Waterman, David Parry, Olly Goodrum, James Phillips