County Runners Up

The indoor team travelled to Portslade to take part in the county indoor finals today.

We faced Ifield in the semi final. Ifield scored 94 off their 12 overs after a good bowling and fielding performance from LCC with wickets shared around between Andy Greig, Chris Heberlein, Guy Souch and Jimmy Askew. Jimmy and Louis Paul got us off to a good start with the bat and we were 53-1 at the halfway point. However a typical LA collapse meant we needed 12 off the last over with just Jimmy left. Ifield then bowled 8 wides in the last over which meant we won by 1 wicket with 1 ball to spare.

So a surprise place in the final meant we played Preston Nomads, who had an England indoor international within their ranks. A terrible start saw us 18-5 off 4.4 overs with just Mike Askew left. Mike managed to bat till the last over with some tactical non-running and we managed to post 74. Preston Nomads made light work of the chase and won with 6 overs to spare.

Thanks to Paul Askew for scoring and Donna for coming to support us!