The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) has won the two-day Army Inter-Corps T20 cricket championship after beating the Royal Engineers in Aldershot.

Skipper Spicer Narayan hit 74 and Tade Carmichael added 53 as the RLC cruised to a 64-run win.

The Loggies captain had opted to put his team into bat after winning the toss - although that decision looked like it might come back to haunt him when Sappers skipper Ross Deardon claimed the wicket of Dan Tottle in the second over, with just four runs on the board.

British Army inter-corps T20 cricket final 2017

That brought RLC danger man Tade Carmichael to the crease. The pressure of the final almost saw him give away his wicket, but thankfully for him a sliced shot fell harmlessly to ground.

It didn't take the Grenada-born powerhouse long to calm his nerves though, a slog beyond the boundary getting his team's scorecard up and running.

Having hit 85 in the semi-finals Carmichael once more looked to dominate at the crease.

British Army inter-corps T20 cricket final 2017

Another half-century looked likely as he continued to take on the engineer bowlers - but the Sappers struck back as Augustin Robertson was trapped LBW by Dyer.

He departed for 23, leaving the score 68-2. And Carmichael was next to go, holing out for 53 after hitting a 25-ball 50, with Needham keeping his cool to take the catch.

Controversy followed next ball as the engineers thought Narayan had nicked the ball to be caught out. But the RLC man stood his ground and the Sappers were left to voice their frustrations.

And they were to feel further aggrieved as Narayan put in what would turn out to be the match-winning performance with the bat.

The RLC all-rounder blasted his opponents to all parts of the ground, much to his teammates delight. He blitzed his way to top score of 74 - including plundering 29 runs from one over.

British Army inter-corps T20 cricket final 2017

Deardon eventually bagged the wicket of his destructive opposite number, with Sapper frustrations clear to see, but they needed to gather their thoughts after the RLC had set an imposing target of 207 runs to win.

Despite an optimistic opening to their run chase the Engineers never really looked like setting up a grandstand finish, though.

Requiring 10 an over was a tall order a task made harder when Ryder departed early on.

British Army inter-corps T20 cricket final 2017

A steady stream of wickets ultimately made the outcome clear, with Plummer's spin outfoxing first Reed and then Deardon just two balls later.

The score was 33-3 and Royal Engineers innings never recovered. Narayan took the final wicket as the RLC wrapped up a 64 run victory, much to the delight of the skipper.

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