Academy close in on league title

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An emphatic 10-wicket victory over BISC on Sunday leaves Academy just one win away from being crowned Northern Cricket Union Section 2 champions.

Academy, already guaranteed promotion to Section 1, are away to Victoria this afternoon (September 6) where they hope to get the win they crave to add to this season’s Junior Cup success.

Donaghcloney need to beat Armagh and hope Academy falter, in which case they will grab the title from the Hydepark lads.

In Sunday’s 20-over match at Roughfort, BISC decided to bat first, but failed to post a competitive total.

Only Dravid (17) managed double figures, and they were bowled out for 46 in 14.4 overs.

Connor Boyd topped the bowling with three for 19 from his four overs, while Andre Halbert picked up a couple. Halliday, Waqas Muhammad and Atkins each took one wicket.

Two run-outs from Muhammad and Rory Thompson completed the impressive Academy performance.

It took only 7.4 overs for Andre Halbert (19 not-out) and Mitchell Atkins (25 not-out) to knock off the required runs and the teams were heading home by 1:45pm.