Compton & Chandler’s Ford’s youngsters have won the prestigious NatWest Under-16 Indoor Cricket Championship title in their first season in the Ageas Bowl competition.
Having held their nerve to beat Hook & Newnham Basics by five runs in a tense semi-final, CCF produced a stunning performance to thrash Hampshire’s EPP Under-15 side in the NatWest final.
Bowling quite superbly and backing it up with excellent fielding, Compton skittled the county side for a meagre 59.
Compton polished off the target in just nine overs, with man-of-the-match Jovan Dhariwal hitting an unbeaten 27 after taking two wickets with the ball.
Hampshire prospect Joe Weatherley, who played in the Under-16 league three winters ago, is pictured presenting Compton & Chandler’s Ford with their awards.
South East Hants 122-5 (Frost 27, Campbell 21*, Wimble 16)
EPP 124-3 (Brown 28, Robertson 27*, Lewis 17)
EPP won by three wickets.
Compton & Chandler’s Ford 142-5 (Murray 32*, Deacon 27, Dhariwal 21)
Hook & Newnham Basics 137-3 (Taylor 31*, Armstrong 28*, Doran 15, Khan 2-17)
Compton & Chandler’s Ford won by five runs.
EPP 59 (Brown 13, Pardoe 11, Robertson 11, Dhariwal 2-7)
Compton & Chandler’s Ford 61-1 (Dhariwal 27*, Khan 14*)
Compton & Chandler’s Ford won by five wickets.