Rayleigh Ladies and Belhus U16s Complete our Indoor Cricket Honours List

The two remaining indoor six a side cricket competitions from the 2011-12 season which are managed by this Board were recently completed at Grays School.  We congratulate Rayleigh CC on lifting our womens’ crown for the second consecutive year, while Belhus (pictured) achieved a slender seven-run win over Horndon on the Hill CC to lift the U16 indoor title. Belhus U16 Indoor Champions (West) 2011-2012

Rayleigh needed just one point from their final match on Thursday (26th April 2012) to be certain of the title, this was achieved when, batting first, the first bonus point was attained when their score reached fifty.  For the record, Rayleigh went on to score 105 for the loss of three wickets and they subsequently dismissed their opponents, Benfleet “B”, by 64 runs in the event sponsored by Thurrock Sports Council.

Meanwhile, the U16 tournament for our western area saw the two remaining undefeated teams, Belhus and Horndon on the Hill, produce an incredible low scoring finale on Friday (27th April 2012).  Belhus looked buried by a determined Horndon bowling and fielding performance which saw Belhus succumb to 48 all out but then Horndon were dismissed for 41 in reply.   Match details and final league tables are available via the indoor cricket links on the right of this web page.