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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 a

thrilling first game of the new Stroud Indoor League season.

An unbeaten 22 from opener Richard Cave and 17 not out from

Sam Birch helped their side chase down the 88 needed for victory with two overs

to spare.

Earlier a superb 33 from allrounder Fin Dixon ensured league

new boys Cam posted a competitive total in their first ever game of indoor

cricket.

But Frocester's experience in the competition told as they

picked up where they finished last season by taking all three points.

 Gloucestershire

cricket development manager Steve Silk, who attended the match said: "Indoor

cricket is a big part of our plans to increase the opportunity for playing

cricket throughout the year.

"It was great to see Cam CC entering for the first time and

being extremely competitive against last year's champions.

"From speaking to the players it is clear that they thoroughly

enjoyed the match and I look forward to seeing how the competition unfolds."

The Stroud Indoor League is now in its second season. It

features seven clubs from across the district with each team playing each other

twice. Games are held at Marling School on Friday nights between now and March

1.

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

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