Inter Services T20
14th June 2018
3 Teams 3 Matches 1 Great Day at Lord’s
Inter Services T20 14th June 2018
After 5 successive wins, the Army team has finally been dethroned.
2018 saw a very well deserved victory for RAF. After respective victories over Royal Navy, the Army and RAF teams met in the final match, the decider.
RAF batted first and some good batting at the beginning by Diver and Shorthouse and at the end by McGeorge saw the RAF team post a challenging total.
Credit to Carmichael for putting the brakes on the scoring in the middle of the innings with 4 overs 1-16, and Narayan for taking 2-26.
RAF 147-6. Game on, and The Army would have to bat well to retain the trophy
The RAF bowlers backed up the fine efforts of the batsmen by bowling very tightly throughout. The Army batters just couldn’t hit boundaries in the quantities the chase needed, and the required run rate relentlessly climbed.
The Army finished on 105-6
All the bowlers kept it very tight, none were punished, this was a team effort. However, the standout was Watson who took 3 for 2 off his first two overs. He finished with the excellent figures of 4-0-16-4, and his eight wickets in the day saw him crowned Player of the Tournament.
Congratulations to the RAF. Very worthy winners of the Inter Services T20 Trophy 2018