ECAD Academy retain their National Deaf Indoor title
The young ECAD Academy team won this year’s spring ECAD Indoor Deaf cricket tournament in Derby to retain their title in a very close competition.
Lancashire looked the early favourites with two comfortable wins over Nottinghamshire and Birmingham BID before a surprise defeat to a weaker than usual Surrey team.
Meanwhile ECAD Academy were growing in confidence and getting better game by game until their group match against Lancashire where the Red Rose county bounced back from their Surrey defeat with a convincing win to guarantee them first place and a final berth.
Surrey’s second win over Birmingham BID was enough to put them into 3rd place and a semi-final play-off against Lancashire but Lancashire’s strength in the depth was too much and an ECAD Academy v Lancashire final repeat was set up.
Meanwhile Nottinghamshire beat Birmingham BID in an excellent 4th/5th play-off match.
In the final, ECAD Academy batted first and scored 32, by no means a strong score. However, in reply Lancashire lost regular wickets against ECAD’s strong bowling line up and ended up 9 runs short in an excellent final.
Player of the tournament was ECAD Academy captain Nathan Caddell, with team mate Isaac Harrison young player.
ECAD will be running a second indoor tournament on 21st October at the same venue.
Details of all the matches, including player statistics can be found here.