Senior ICC Finals 2024

Our Men’s and Women’s senior teams both travelled to Nottingham for the Senior Inter County Championship Finals from 27th – 28th April. The women’s team were named to gain promotion into the premier, while the men looked to remain in the premier for another year.

Team: Lizzie Little, Rebecca Symmons, Josie Barker, Mia Smith, Katie Barker & Emma Turnbull

The team were seeded no.1 and were gunning for a place in the top 2 to get promotion into the premier and they started off well with a 5-0 win over 5th seed Devon.

In the semi-finals we faced 3/4 seed Surrey, but once again proved too strong with a 5-0 to guarantee our place in the top 2. Not content with just gaining promotion, the team went on to beat Lancashire in an extremely close final. All 5 matches went to 5, but team captain Josie Barker clinched the win after coming back from 2-0 down to win the decisive match.

Well done to the team on their promotion to the premier for next year.

Team: Michael Mattimore, Chris Wiggins, Cai Younger, Dave Barnett, Richard Parsons & Alex Robertson

The men’s team had a tough start losing 5-0 in the opening round against 2 seed Warwickshire, whose team included WR#133 Elliott Morris Devred and England U19 player AbdAllah Eissa.

Round 2 was now a must-win match, as a loss would see us fall into the bottom 2 and relegated from the premier. The crucial match was vs Avon and was a very close affair, but wins from Michael and Dave weren’t quite enough as we were defeated 3-2 to fall into the bottom 2.

The final match in the bottom 2 was against top seeds Kent and saw the team get wins with Alex and Richard at 4 and 5, but eventually coming out on the wrong side of another 3-2 to finish 8th overall and see our men’s team relegated to division 1 for the first time in many years.

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