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Success all because of Local stars.

Byline: Brian Halford

LOCAL Leagues won the Birmingham Under-19 Indoor Cricket League and lifted the Bill Lloyd Cup after emerging victorious from the semi-finals and final day at the Indoor Cricket Centre at Edgbaston.

Local Leagues defeated last year's winners Lozells Recreation Group in the final after piling up 102 in their ten overs. Lozells couldn't keep up with the rate as wickets fell regularly to Warwickshire youth players Asim Shoaib and Shozair Ali. Asim picked up the man-ofthe-match award for an important all-round contribution of 23 and two for ten in his side's 50-run win.

Fourteen teams participated in the ten-week league based at Saltley Leisure Centre and King Edward VI Handsworth Girls School throughout the winter with Naseby Youth Centre, MEB, Lozells Recreation Group and Local Leagues reaching the finals day.

Thanks go to League organisers Eaton Gordon and Alan Hyatt, the Bill Lloyd Memorial Trust Fund, Saltley Leisure Centre, King Edward VI Handsworth Girls School and the umpires: Khalid Sadiq, Tahir Khan, Delvin Alleyne and Audley Hinds.

Warwickshire Cricket Board and the Bill Lloyd Memorial Trust Fund now plan to enlarge the competition to more leagues and teams for next year.

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Top team: The victorious Local Leagues side with the Bill Lloyd Cup, back row, Musba Haider, Sibtaim Ahmed, Akeel Haider. Front row, Asim Shoaib, Shozair Ali, Behram Ali.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 21, 2010
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