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Broadstairs Cricket Club win place in National Indoor Six-A Side Cricket finals at Lord's for second time

03 March 2014
by Andrew Gidley

Broadstairs are heading back to  Lord's again after a comprehensive 71-run win over Suffolk side Hadleigh in the Regional Six-A-Side Indoor finals at Canterbury on Sunday.

The Thanet side, national runners-up in 2007, hit 126 all out in their 12 overs, before dismissing their opponents for only 55 in the final over.

Andy Marshall and Andrew Bailey scored at 11 runs an over to put on 84 for the first wicket before both retired on 25, returning later to make 29 and 32 respectively.

Scott Narraway (13), Chris Kidd (11) and Jake Benfield (10) all made useful contributions, while Hadleigh’s James Gilderson claiming three wickets in the final over.

Liam Narraway’s first over run-out gave Broadstairs a perfect start with Kidd and Benfield reducing the East Anglian villagers to 25-2 at halfway. Andrew Bailey (2-12) and Liam Narraway (1-11) also  bowled tight spells to ease Broadstairs home.

The  semi-final win over Hampstead was equally comfortable, dismissing the home side for 60 and then coasting to victory without losing a wicket.

Benfield’s impressive three-over spell yielded only one run and Kidd was equally as frugal with only seven coming off his three. Bailey (2-16) also  bowled well again, Hampstead losing their last four wickets for 19.

Bailey (25 not out) and Marshall (24 not out), dropped in the second over, then batted Broadstairs to victory in the eighth over.

The national finals take place on Sunday, March 16. 

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