Swardeston seal T20 title at EAPL finals

Stephen Gray top-scored for Swardeston with an unbeaten 50 in the EAPL T20 final against Mildenhall.

Stephen Gray top-scored for Swardeston with an unbeaten 50 in the EAPL T20 final against Mildenhall. Pictuyre: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Swardeston won the East Anglian Premier League Twenty20 competition at Woolpit.

The reigning EAPL champions competed against Bury St Edmunds, Frinton-on-Sea and Mildenhall in the T20 finals day.

The Norfolk side faced Frinton in the semi-finals, with the Essex club winning the toss and batting first.

Fifty from opener Michael Griggs set Frinton on their way and 39 from skipper Kyran Young kept the scoreboard ticking over, for a total of 142-8, with captain Mark Thomas, Matthew Taylor and George Walker taking two wickets for Swardeston.

Openers Peter Lambert (49) and Jordan Taylor (22) got Swardeston off to a strong start and then Joe Gatting teed up the victory with an unbeaten 54 – following on from his remarkable 118 from 56 balls against Sudbury on Saturday – as their target was reached with seven overs to spare.

Swardeston then won with seven wickets to spare in the final against Mildenhall.


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After bowling out their opponents for 146, 41 from openers Lambert (24) and Jordan Taylor (30) again set up the win, with wicketkeeper Stephen Gray scoring an unbeaten 50 and Lewis Denmark hitting 26 to seal the title.

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