BUCS Indoor Cricket Matches

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Sunday 2nd February was the final rund of BUCS Indoor Cricket Matches. UEL Cricket Club at this stage had played four matchesand won all four and were joint top with last season’s BUCS Indoor Champions Kent University.
 

Game 1 (Group Match Game 5): University of East London v Canterbury University.
 

UEL CC Captain Ali Wood won the toss and didn’t hesitate to ask Canterbury to bat first. UEL CC played with high intensity and two brilliant run outs from Sam Foster and very good controlled bowling enabled UEL to restrict Canterbury to 82 from their 10 overs. Sam Foster and Mark Barrell opened the batting for UEL CC and both batted with controlled aggression, both batters go retired on 25. Ali Wood was the only victim in a comfortable 5 win victory. 5 wins from 5 matches.
 
Game 2 (Group Match Game 6): University of East London v Middlesex University.
 

Ali Wood once again won the toss and asked Middlesex to bat first. Early wickets by Usman Sahar and an economical spell from David Booth restricted Middlesex to 74-4 from their ten overs. Once again Sam Foster and Mark Barrell batted beautifully and well supported by Usman Sahar and Ali Wood helped UEL CC chase the score inside 6 overs with the loss off of one wicket. 6 wins from 6 matches.
 
Game 3 (Group Match Game 7): University of East London v Kent University
 
Game 3 (Group Match Game 7): University of East London v Kent University
 

The final game of group was a “winner take all” match. Both UEL CC and 2012-13 BUCS Indoor Champions Kent University had played 6 and won 6, winner goes through to the Regional Final. UEL Captain Ali Wood once again won the toss and asked Kent University to bat first. The star studded Kent University side put UEL CC under immense pressure, after two teams Kent University were 34 for 0. Ali Wood and Sam Foster took a wicket a piece and pulled the momentum back. UEL bowled Kent Uni out in the last over for 107, a very good effort. UEL CC made the worst start possible, the in-form Mark Barrell run out with facing a ball and key man Sam Foster was out for two. Ali Wood and Usman Sahar re-built before both fell to brilliant fielding from Kent University and UEL CC eventually were all out for 67. 40 runs short of the target.
 
It really was a fantastic effort from the lads and now wait anxiously to find out by an outside chance if they qualify as best runners up in the South of England.

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