FOR the second year running Burghill, Tillington and Weobley have won the Herefordshire Indoor Cricket League.  

To accompany their league trophy the side also won the cup competition earlier in the winter to make it a clean sweep.

In the final game of the campaign, Burghill were up against Dales and ran out winners by 50 runs.  

Batting first, Burghill rattled up 147 for 4 with 15-year-old Archie Stevenson top scoring with 37.

Stevenson was well supported by Arjun Singh (27 not out) and captain Jake Kinderman (22).

In reply, Dales fell short, being bowled out for 97, with nearly three overs to spare.

Jonathan Jones made a spirited 43 but had little support from his team-mates. The wickets were shared between Stevenson, Mohammed Hassan and Arjun Singh, as Jake Kinderman bowled a couple of tight overs.

Sporting their new coloured kit, the players looked smart for the final game.  In addition to captain Jake Kinderman, Archie and George Stevenson, Hassan, Singh and Alex Powell all played in the last game for Burghill.

Barney and Owen Morgan, Will Priday, Theo and Rufus Darke, Barney Stevenson and Jack Stockdal were also part of the Burghill squad this season.

The club also entered a ‘B’ team of young Afghan asylum seekers.

Midway through the competition, the players were transferred from Hereford.  The club continued the second half of the indoor season with their talented juniors to ensure Burghill honoured their fixtures.

The ‘B’ team finished a credible third in the league, with many of their youngsters gaining valuable experience for the outdoor season.

Goodrich placed second in the indoor league between the two Burghill sides.  

Indoor cricket in Hereford would not be possible without the tireless work of Phil Mellish.  

Burghill would like to thank to him along with umpires David Faulkner and Pete Hoare for making it possible.