DEFENDING?CHAMPIONS Combermere predictably captured their seventh LIME Under-15 cricket title yesterday by virtue of having gained first innings honours over Alexandra when the match ended in a draw at the LIME ground, Wildey.
Alexandra were set an improbable target of 270 for victory after Combermere, resuming from their overnight total of 173 for three, declared on 266 for eight. The declaration came half an hour after the lunch interval
Alexandra had struggled to 91 for eight when play ended at 5 p.m.
It sparked wild celebrations from the Combermere players, as some uprooted stumps, whilst others high-fived and hugged each other.
With this being Combermere’s tenth finals appearance and sixth in succession, coach Roddy Estwick wasn’t at all surprised at his team’s success.