Last two winners miss out

Ecb Indoor

Both the last two winners of the ECB Indoor Six-a-Side Club Championship narrowly missed out on a repeat trip to Lord's, with Havant and Blaydon going down in the Regional Finals.

2008 winners Havant lost to Bridgwater by two wickets, while 2007 champions Blaydon went down by the same margin to Sheffield Hallam University.

The other two sides through to the National Finals at Lord's on March 15 are Stockton, who beat Godmanchester by three wickets, and Preston Nomads, who saw off Canterbury by two wickets.

The quartet will take part in semis for a berth in the final at the MCC Indoor School.

ECB Indoor Six-a-Side Club Championship 2009 - results

First Round

Group 1
Kearsley CC (Lancs) lost to Sheffield Hallam University CC (Yorks)
Corbridge CC (Northumberland), lost to Blaydon CC (Durham)
Brailsford (Derbyshire), and Nettleham (Lincolnshire)– awarded byes to Regional Final

Group 2
Kington CC (Hereford) 113-3 beat Ashton-under-Hill CC (Worcs) 87 a/o by 26 runs
Godmanchester Town CC (Hunts) v Bedfordshire
Banbury CC (Oxfordshire) 82-4 lost to Stockton CC (Warwickshire) 86-3 by 3 wickets
St Georges CC (Shropshire) 61 a/o lost to Little Stoke CC (Staffs) 84 a/o by 23 runs

Group 3
Mayfield Sapphires CC (Devon) lost to Bridgwater CC (Somerset) by one run
Poole Town CC (Dorset) 128-5 beat Ventnor CC (Isle of Wight) 67 a/o by 61 runs
Havant CC (Hants) 167-4 beat Peppard (Berks) 88 a/o by 79 runs
Winsley CC (Wiltshire) 56-4 beat Ospreys CC (Wales) 55 a/o by 2 wickets

Group 4
Witham CC (Essex) 152-5 beat Harrow St Mary’s CC (Middx) 68 a/o by 84 runs
Worcester Park CC (Surrey) 107 a/o lost to Preston Nomads CC (Sussex) 132-3 by 25 runs
Canterbury (Kent) and Mistley (Suffolk) – awarded byes to Regional Final

Regional Finals

Group 1 at Indoor School, Yorkshire CCC, Headingley on Sunday March 1
Brailsford (Derby) 47 a/o lost to Sheffield HU (Yorks) 48-1 by 5 wkts
Nettleham (Lincs) 98-4 lost to Blaydon (Durham) 99-3 by 3 wickets
Final: Blaydon 107-3 lost to Sheffield Hallam University 109-4 by 2 wickets

Group 2 at Indoor School, Warwickshire CCC, Edgbaston on Sunday February 24
Little Stoke (Staffs) 133-4 lost to Stockton (Warks) 134-0 by 6 wickets
Godmanchester (Hunts) 130-4 beat Kington (Hereford) 108-5 by 22 runs
Final: Godmanchester 125-4 lost to Stockton 128-3 by 3 wickets

Group 3 at Centre of Excellence, Somerset CCC, Taunton on Sunday March 2
Bridgwater (Somerset) 129-4 beat Poole Town (Dorset) 87 a/o by 42 runs
Havant (Hampshire) 124 a/o beat Winsley (Wiltshire) 113 a/o by 11 runs
Final: Havant 131-4 lost to Bridgwater 132-4 by 2 wickets

Group 4 at Kent Cricket Academy, Kent CCC, Canterbury on Sunday February 24
Canterbury (Kent) 110-4 beat Witham (Essex) 53 a/o by 57 runs
Preston Nomads (Sussex) 109-4 beat Mistley (Suffolk) 67 a/o by 42 runs
Final: Canterbury 91-4 lost to Preston Nomads 92-4 by 2 wickets