Clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and temperatures already reaching 25c greeted both teams as they arrived at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road Leicester on Thursday 19th September for the inaugural Final of the newly created National Championship.
Further fixtures against a County XI, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Club Cricket Conference were introduced in 1974, 75 & 76 which led to a regular Tour taking place on an Annual basis.
On another blisteringly hot day Mick MARTIN was grateful to have won the toss again and chose to bat. That didn’t look such a good idea however at 39-3 with Alan Davidson, Jon Cumberbatch and the captain back in the pavilion.
THE FISCHER GROUND, GRACE ROAD, LEICESTER DYFED-POWYS v NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM A very warm and humid morning greeted both teams as they arrived for the 2016 Final at Grace Road. With the sun burning off the mist it was to become a very hot afternoon with the sun blazing down on the ground.
The Metropolitan Police Cricket Team won the Police Credit Union National Knockout Final, defeating Essex at Grace Road Leicestershire, ending a 21-year wait since their last National Final victory, in 1993.