Cricket

British Army win 2022 Inter Services title at Lord's

A day of wins against the Navy and the RAF sealed the championship for the men in red.

The British Army have won the 2022 Inter Services T20 Championships on their return to Lord's Cricket Ground.

After both the Army and RAF beat the Royal Navy in their opening matches, it was a winner-take-all match in the Lord's finale.

A strong Army batting performance set a target of 168/7 and from there, the bowlers of the reigning champions took control and bowled the RAF all out for 106.

Tade Carmichael, who was a high scorer against the Navy, was once again on form with the bat as he delivered a score of 74 runs.

Liam Fletcher (36) was the second highest run scorer for the Army while Tom Burnett and Tom Shorthouse impressed with the ball for the RAF with two wickets each.

Shorthouse's 29 runs was the RAF's best chance in their innings but Army captain Jay Boynton ripped the RAF batting order apart.

His four-wicket haul was a big part of his team's win while Denson Narayan also grabbed three wickets as the RAF crumbled.

This was the tournament's return to Lord's after three years away.

Cover image: A super catch in the field stole the show as the Army won the title. (Picture: Alligin Photography)