Swardeston-CEYMS U-15s progressed to the Regional Finals of the Portman Building Society National Club Championships in a tense ‘bowl out’ after the scheduled tie was ruined by the weather.
Sawston (Cambs) were far to strong for Leek (Staffordshire) in the morning’s game and had set up what was looking like a mouth watering tie against the Norfolk champions Swardeston. However, shortly before afternoon play began, persistent rain began to fall and with no break in the weather likely offiicals all agreed a ‘bowl out’ was the only option.
Swardeston’s nerve held and they ran out 4-3 winners. It was a cruel way to determine the outcome of such a prestigous tie, but with both sides committed to other competitions a result today had to be found.
Swardeston-CEYMS now travel to Moseley CC on Monday August 8 to contest the Midlands regional final.