The Golden Duck 1998
See scorecards here
For the second year running Idle Cricket Club has organised an international 7-aside tournament, on its two grounds (the Radish and the Belgiardino) to last two days. For the first time, the weather was more pleasant and allowed all of the games to be played as scheduled, above all the final that was not played last year.
There were seven other teams present (Milan, Wooburn Narkovians, Barcelona, Cabris, Torino, Cesena, Hasslock). The tournament was divided in two groups, mixed the 'Italian' way, the winners of which would advance to the final, the two-second places for the 3rd place play-off, the third-place finishes for 5th place and the fourth-place finishers for 7th place. These are the results of the groups and those play-offs..
(Results in picture)
Other than the trophies and cups, there were awards too for the best overall player (Morgan, Milan CC), the best bowler (Waxman, Wooburn Narkovians) and the best batsman (Damith, Idle CC).
The players of Idle CC were tired but happy, winners of this second edition, and thank all the participants for coming. Above all, the friends of the club who, despite not having the chance to play, did so much to make this tournament possible and enjoyable. Our victory is also theirs.
Report - see photo - provided by Silvio Leydi (Idle CC), translated by Sam Phillipps (BICC)