SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND CHAMPIONS FOR THE THIRD TIME
South Northumberland CC won the Royal London Club Championship Final at Northamptonshire CCC on Sunday 18th September in a low scoring match against Swardeston CC.
Norfolk based Swardeston were going for a unique ECB club competition double having already won the NatWest Club T20 title earlier in September. But North East Premier League side South Northumberland proved too strong on the day.
Batting first South Northumberland made 159, all out off the penultimate ball, ex-Australian international Marcus North top scoring with 41 while Matt Taylor took 4-28 and Michael Eccles 3-26.
Swardeston lost a wicket first ball and struggled throughout, with only two players reaching double figures. Lewis Denmark made 34 but the South Northumberland bowlers did the damage, Stephen Humble, Jonny Wightman and Lee Crozier taking two wickets each and David Rutherford took the 'man of the match' award with figures of 4-17 as Swardeston were dismissed for 84 and South Northumberland won by 75 runs.
COMPETITION RULES &
Welcome to the competition pages for the Royal London National Club Championship 2016. The full draw, fixtures and results when the competition begins can be found by clicking on one of the buttons below.