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31 Oct

YCF Indoor Cricket League round-up

The YCF Indoor Cricket League 2022 is under way with a thrilling competition set for this year as we see the action-packed soft ball competition take place across several areas in the region.

Our flagship league in Leeds, in partnership with LPL, has now played week 5 of matches, with the eight teams across the city batting it out for a place in the final’s day on Sunday, 20 November, at Leeds City Academy.

Our competition, part of our core cities programme, runs through October and November annually and this year is running alongside the similar soft ball leagues in Sheffield, Bradford and Kirklees.

Akhil Adulla reports on all the latest results from round the region…

We are really enjoying the league. It is well organised and the introduction of live scorecard is an amazing feature – Biju Sivanandan, captain of Lion Heart

LEEDS

Teams: Leeds Indian Super Kings (LISK), Leeds Indians (LI), Leeds Lethal (LL), Lion Heart (LH), NHSDEX Champs (NDC), Superchargers (SC), Thanks for Coming (TFC), The Unknowns (TU).

Week 5 results

Match 17 – LI: 120/3 (12) beat LL: 87/6 (11.5) by 33 runs. P.O.T.M: Vinnie Patel

Match 18 – TU: 78/1 (10) beat LISK: 77/6 (11.1) by 5 wkts. P.O.T.M: Bonny Augustine

Match 19 – SC: 37/0 (4) beat NDC: 33/6 (9.1) by 6 wkts. P.O.T.M: Siddhant Gola

Match 20 – LH: 120/6 (12) beat TFC: 50/6 (8) by 70 runs. P.O.T.M: Rahul Ravindran

Pictured, the Lion Heart team who are taken part in the YCF Indoor competition in Leeds.

Biju Sivanandan, captain of Lion Heart, said: “We are really enjoying the league. It is well organised and the introduction of live scorecard is an amazing feature. Communications from organisers has also been very good.

“Overall, the I think the league has been managed properly. Rules clearly defined, Venue well managed and format well thought. Having all scorecard and stats at one place is again a wonderful feature introduced in this year of Indoor tournament. It is quite competitive. Most of the teams have good standards.”

For Live Scores, Match Results, Stats, Points Table, and Fixtures, click on the link below:

YCF LPL Indoor Cricket League 2022 – Leeds

SHEFFIELD

Teams: Burngreave Tigers (BT), Darnall Dynamites (DD), Firth-Park Warriors (FPW), Firvale Falcons (FF), Lanetop Lions (LL), Handsworth Strikers (HS), Pagehall Panthers (PP), Pitsmoor Avengers (PA).

Week 6 results

Match 21 – LL: 107/1 (10.2) beat FPW: 102/7 (9.5) by 6 wkts. P.O.T.M: Danyaal Latif

Match 22 – BT: 57/5 (8.3) beat FF: 56/7 (8.2) by 9 runs. P.O.T.M: Zain Ghazanfar

Match 23 – PP: 97/2 (8.1) beat DD: 94/7 (10.5) by 5 wkts. P.O.T.M: Jawad Saleem

Match 24 – PA: 77/2 (8.1) beat HS: 76/6 (12) by 5 wkts. P.O.T.M: Jawad Akhtar

Pictured, action from the YCF Indoor league in Sheffield.

Waqar Arshad, from Firvale Falcons, said: “It’s been such a great competition. We have a strong community of volunteers helping from umpiring to commentating.

“Playing at the larger venue – EIS – for the first time gives plenty of space for spectators. Everyone is welcome to come on watch Friday nights with the final taking place on November 18th.

“So far, the atmosphere has been electric!”

For Live Scores, Match Results, Stats, Points Table, and Fixtures, click on the link below:

YCF Indoor Cricket League 2022 – Sheffield Results

BRADFORD

Teams: AK Eagles (AK), Bengal Tigers (BT), Salem (SL), Shahbaz Qalandars (SQ), Swat Zalmi (SZ), Bradford Jaguars (BJ)

Week 2 results

Match 4 – SQ: 133/1 (10) beat BT: 54/6 (5.1) by 79 runs. P.O.T.M: Umar Yaqoob

Match 5 – AK: 110/4 (10) beat SL: 80/4 (10) by 30 runs. P.O.T.M: MT Bashir

Match 6 – BJ: 76/5 (7.5) beat SZ: 73/6 (8.1) by 1 wkt. P.O.T.M: Nasheel Ahmad

Mohammad Khuzaifa, co-ordinator of the league in Bradford, said: “It’s a good league that’s been running for the second year in a row now. It’s very enjoyable and we have attracted people from diverse backgrounds.

“Venue wise, it’s very different from outdoors due to the confined spaces but that’s what makes it fun. Being inside has improved our running – quick singles between the wickets. The league is very competitive because the rules are different and there is no set way of playing, every team plays their own style and it’s just about adapting to new environments and having minimal margins for errors.”

For Live Scores, Match Results, Stats, Points Table, and Fixtures, click on the link below:

YCF Hardball Indoor League 2022 – Bradford Results

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