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Defending champs off to winning start

By GlosCB  |  Posted: November 06, 2012

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Reigning champions Frocester got off to a winning start in athrilling first game of the new Stroud Indoor League season.

An unbeaten 22 from opener Richard Cave and 17 not out fromSam Birch helped their side chase down the 88 needed for victory with two oversto spare.

Earlier a superb 33 from allrounder Fin Dixon ensured leaguenew boys Cam posted a competitive total in their first ever game of indoorcricket.

But Frocester's experience in the competition told as theypicked up where they finished last season by taking all three points.

 Gloucestershirecricket development manager Steve Silk, who attended the match said: "Indoorcricket is a big part of our plans to increase the opportunity for playingcricket throughout the year.

"It was great to see Cam CC entering for the first time andbeing extremely competitive against last year's champions.

"From speaking to the players it is clear that they thoroughlyenjoyed the match and I look forward to seeing how the competition unfolds."

The Stroud Indoor League is now in its second season. Itfeatures seven clubs from across the district with each team playing each othertwice. Games are held at Marling School on Friday nights between now and March1.

For more on the indoor league visit http://www.gloucestershirecricketboard.com/index.php/indoor-cricket/stroud-indoor-cricket-league

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