Shropshire’s Grasshoppers have targeted a return to Lord’s after coming up just short at the ECB National Indoor Finals. The Shropshire champions became the first side from the county to make it through to National Finals day since the early 1980s thanks to a fine run in the qualifying rounds. They came up against South Wiltshire in the semi-final and lost by just 17 runs at the Indoor Centre at Lord’s.
Skipper Joe Yapp says, “We were obviously disappointed… we are much better than we showed on the day at Lord’s. We didn’t bowl particularly well, but we were bossing it with the bat until we lost a couple of quick wickets and ended up 17 runs short.
“In the last four or five years we’ve gone from being delighted to win the Shropshire title to being disappointed at losing out in the national semi-final. So, at the same time, we are also very, very proud at what we have achieved. We made the final four out of 1,100 teams who entered the competition nationally.”