This year’s Sport England funded Table Cricket National Finals Day took place at Egbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
Over 40 players took part, as 6 Teams from Birmingham, Gloucester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Yorkshire battled it out for this years title. Teams were split into two pools where each team played each other to progress through to the Semi Finals and Play Offs.
Wilson Stuart returned as reigning champions and finished top of their pool and were drawn against new side Brimsham Green School making their first entry into the National Finals. It was a very close game in which Wilson Stuart won by just 14 runs to set up a final with Portland College. Foresight, Kings Mill and Linkage all fared well in their pool games. The 3rd place playoff match was between Brimsham and Kings Mill, in which Kings Mill managed to win.
Portland College and Wilson Stuart set the stage for a great final, with some quality in batting for both sides, but it was Wilson Stuart’s fielding where they were able to frustrate Portland College and hold on for a win to retain their title.
Along with the medals awarded, Brimsham Green picked up the fair play award and Harrison Andrews (Portland College) picked up the player of the tournament for his efforts, and positive and encouraging manor with his team and other players.
A big thank you goes to all the volunteers, umpires and Worcester University for providing a number of volunteers to help on the day and to Egbaston for hosting us again.
Our thank also goes to Sport England for continuing to invest in the development of Table Cricket and to the Paul Bush Foundation for their generous support of this event.
Feedback has been really positive from plays and coaches and we look forward to growing the game.
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