Aston Lark Surrey Inter-Leagues Cup won by EPCL
The Kia Oval was host to the SCF’s annual Inter-Leagues Day. This year the event was proud to celebrate its 10th year of sponsorship by Aston Lark. The day saw 8 representative leagues from across Surrey take part in a group stage round-robin, followed by two closely fought finals.
The eight leagues competing were – British Tamils Cricket League (BTCL), Elite Premier Cricket League (EPCL), ECB City Cup (CC), l’Anson (IA), Fullers League (FL), Surrey Championship (SC), Surrey Slam (SS) and Surrey Downs League (SDL).
With the sun shining, the group stages got underway with British Tamils Cricket League and newcomers Surrey Slam battling it out in Group 1 for a place in the final. In Group 2, a place in the final came down to the final game with Elite Premier Cricket League and Surrey Championship finishing tied for points, meaning that Surrey Championship narrowly missed out on a place in the final due to their head-to-head result against EPCL.
In the 3rd and 4th place play-off, Surrey Slam smashed their way to victory, earning them a well-deserved 3rd place. The final, between BTCL and EPCL, saw a high-scoring innings from EPCL, leaving BTCL chasing a century. Despite BTCL getting in some early runs, some quality bowling from EPCL led them to take the title of Inter-Leagues Day Champions 2018. The event was enjoyed by all and showcased not only some quality cricket, but also great sportsmanship.
Event organiser, Grace Hill, said: “Following the success of the final test-match, it was great to be able to provide such a memorable opportunity for the players to compete at this historic ground, where some of Surrey’s own were represented and Cook scored his final century. We really appreciate all the hard work they put in at their respective league and this is a great way to give back to them.”
©Cricket World 2018