The Peterborough Regional College cricket team came within a whisker of capturing the National Indoor 24 Particpation title at Edgbaston’s Indoor Cricket School yesterday (April 27), losing a close match to Exeter College in the final of the competition.
Following February’s victory in the East qualifiers, the team travelled to Birmingham to compete against seven other regional winners and after being drawn against Gateway College, New College Pontefract (the 2015 champions) and Solihull College, the Peterborough team defeated all three opponents to win Group A and set up a final against Exeter College, in which the team were sadly defeated by 13 runs.
Chris Bryden, College Sport Maker for Peterborough Regional College, said: “This year has been a magnificent adventure for our college. The students deserve enormous credit for their efforts this year and the commitment shown to get this far in a national competition is highly commendable.
“We had a tactic for finals day to win the toss and to chase down the opposition score, making them set us a target so we could pace each innings.
“I’m in no doubt that with the continued support of Living Sport and the Hunts Cricket Board, cricket provision at the college will continue to grow. We are all hurting about losing in the final but we will channel this and take this into the 2016/2017 academic year and come back stronger.”