The Indoor Cricket League, now a long-standing fixture of the junior calendar at RCC, came to a close on the 11th of December, as both titles were decided by big victories after huge totals batting first.
In the 'Junior' division, Team D faced Team A. Team D seemed out of the running for the title as they trailed their tital rivals on runs scored, but after being put into bat 5 of their 6 players recorded double figure scores, Daniel Francis's knock being the highlight with 35. The huge score of 132-5 from 10 overs was despite good bowling from Toby Broderick, who took 2 wickets with consecutive balls. Although 4 batsmen made double figures in Team A's reply, runs did not come quickly enough to threaten the target and they finished on 72-3 from 10 overs.
In the 'Senior' division, the Walker brothers were at full throttle, both scoring 52 not out as their team inflicted serious damage on the opposition bowling figures, with 187-5 of 12 overs. Patrick Carlton also made 38. Special mention to Alex Speakman, who was the only bowler to avoid being hit for back-wall boundaries. Mark Walker then followed his 50 by taking a wicket first ball of the innings. Despite a recovery of sorts led by Uchenna Anyadiegwu's 28 not out, the reply of 72 all out was really some way off.
The Indoor Cricket League has seen a good standard of cricket throughout, and special praise should go to the younger players for whom the indoor league is their first taste of match and team environments.