Diss keep hold of their indoor league crown

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Diss Cricket Club secured back-to-back South Norfolk Indoor League titles at the Long Stratton Leisure Centre.

The 10-week competition saw five sides battle it out for the trophy, with Diss retaining the title they first won in the tournament’s inaugural year 12 months ago.

Diss finished off with 125 points after the final round of matches, as they saw off the challenge of runners-up Hethersett and Tas Valley (94 points) who could have still finished top heading into the final fixtures of the season.

Hardingham finished in third place with 73 points after winning four of their eight games, while Cringleford Lodge claimed fourth spot with two wins and 55 points.

Newcomers Brooke finished last in fifth place with 52 points, despite winning two of their final three matches.

But it was Diss who came out on top for the second year running, as they won seven of their eight matches, racking up 55 bonus points in the process, to finish with an unassailable points tally well into three figures.

The 2016 staging of the competition saw 49 players take part across the five teams, which was a significant increase from those that were involved in the 2015 event.

The matches were once again played in a great spirit, with every team enjoying the atmosphere created, while still remaining competitive.

Additions to the competition included a new scoreboard, stumps, flashing bails and music during the evening.

The Norfolk Cricket Board would like to thank South Norfolk Council for their continued sponsorship of the competition and would also like to thank all of the five teams for taking part.

Competition organiser, Lewis Denmark, said: “All our indoor competitions continue to grow from strength to strength and this competition epitomises that.

“It was great to see an increase in teams and players involved this year and we hope this can continue into 2017.”