Godmanchester qualify for national indoor final
GODMANCHESTER CC put a troubled 2009 season behind them to win a place in the National Six-a-side Finals at Lord s. Captain Paul Swannell led his team to competitive back-to-back wins against Oxford CC and Worcester Nomads to set up a shot at the national
GODMANCHESTER CC put a troubled 2009 season behind them to win a place in the National Six-a-side Finals at Lord's.
Captain Paul Swannell led his team to competitive back-to-back wins against Oxford CC and Worcester Nomads to set up a shot at the national title.
"There was massive disappointment in the club at the end of last season when we were relegated from the EAPL, but we want this to act as a catalyst for us," said Swannell.
"We are hopeful it will help the club to generate enough momentum to regain its place in the senior league by the end of 2010."
On Sunday Godmanchester's first opponents were a strongly-fancied Oxford CC who failed to come to terms with some accurate Goddy bowling, totalling a below-par 102 all out from their 12 overs.
Godmanchester set about the challenge in a positive manner and got home with 12 balls to spare at 103-4, with Swannell contributing 23 not out.
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Standing between Godmanchester and a place at Lords were Worcester Nomads. Godmanchester were given the task of setting a competitive total and set a useful 157-4 after 12 productive overs. Matt Pateman (28) and James Sykes (26) had led the way with the bat before the bowlers took up the challenge.
Nomads were effectively blown apart and mustered only a disappointing 99 all out as the Godmanchester bowlers shared the wickets.
Godmanchester are now two wins away from the national title which takes place on Sunday March 14 at Lord's.