THE climax of the Steve Dickenson Indoor Cricket League took place at Hyndburn Sports Centre in front of a sizeable crowd, with Accrington Cricket Club looking to defend their titles in both the Under 15s and Under 13s events.
The competition, which is in its fourth year, features all seven cricket clubs in Hyndburn who compete in two leagues with the top two teams progressing to a semi-final and then a final to decide the Hyndburn champions.
In the Under 13s, Church came up against a resilient Enfield side who managed to complete their innings without losing a wicket, running out winners with a net score of 142 against 114.
The other semi-final saw Accrington edge out Rishton by just 12 runs.
In a high scoring final, Accrington managed to defend their title and came out winners against Enfield with a net total of 148 against 131.
The Under 15s also saw Enfield against Church in the first semi-final with Enfield achieving a net score of 142 against 118 for Church.
Enfield were joined in the final by Great Harwood who scored fewer runs than Accrington but didn't lose any wickets leaving them with a better net score (143 against 135).
In the final, Enfield managed to go one better than the 2004 final when they finished runners-up and achieved a net score of 141 edging out last years Under 15s runners-up Great Harwood who scored 127.
The winning trophies, sponsored by Elite Cricket Coaching, were presented by the league sponsor, Mr Steve Dickenson.
The Hyndburn Cricket Development Group would like to express their thanks to the sponsor and also to Russ Cuddihy and Duncan Warburton for umpiring the games.