June 19, 2001

Loughborough take UCCE Championship


Loughborough are the inaugural Champions of the Inter-UCCE Championship.

Durham were second, remaining unbeaten and enjoying outright victories over Cambridge and Bradford/Leeds but suffering at the hands of the weather on several occasions.

Loughborough secured four first innings victories and were indebted to the batting of Steven Selwood who hit 128, 82, 64 and 126 in consecutive innings. They will be particularly keen to have beaten the three first-class sides in the competition - Cambridge, Oxford and Durham.

Loudon was equally impressive for Durham; 42 against Durham was followed by 85 against Cambridge and 131* against Bradford/Leeds.

Loughborough and second placed Durham will contest the One-Day Challenge at Lord's on Wednesday 27th June.