Cricket: Belhus wins indoor trophy

ON Saturday 23rd January 2016, The Essex Auto Group Graham Gooch Indoor Cricket Centre played host to the Essex County Indoor Cricket Finals Day. The Day comprised of two Semi-Finals followed by the Final.

The first Semi-Final saw Belhus Cricket Club beat Harlow Town by 44 runs. Belhus batted first and amassed 120 all out from their innings but Harlow Town could only muster 76 all out in reply.

The second Semi-Final saw Wickford reach a total of 113 all out in the first innings before Witham responded by reaching 116 runs for the loss of 1 wicket and claiming victory by 5 wickets.

Belhus took on Witham in the final, which was a tense, low scoring match, but it was Belhus who secured the victory by 1 wicket from the final ball of the match. This was after Witham posted a total of 82 all out before Belhus etched their name on the trophy as the last pairing took their side to 85-5.

Belhus will now represent Essex, and Thurrock, in a National play off game against the representatives from Suffolk, Ipswich CC, within the next fortnight."

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