Bears completed the double over Loughborough University at Claremont Cricket Club.

Mark Robinson’s side earned a 44 run and 111 run victory, 24 hours after beating the Steelbacks and Vikings on the same ground.

But whilst yesterday was hot, humid affair, today was much different. Both sides had to battle cooler conditions with a sweeping wind causing havoc for all players.

Nevertheless, it was the two inform batters – Rob Yates and Sam Hain – who showed their class after top scoring in yesterday’s games.

Batting first in the opening match, Yates showed his nouse by assessing conditions and building a valuable score. His 61 (56 balls, five fours, one six) and the Bears total of 113/7 may have looked ordinary, but it was the foundation for an impressive opening win.

Loughborough in reply mustered 69 all out, with Dan Mousley (three for two), falling just short of a hat-trick, and Henry Brookes (three for 19) doing the heavy work after the opening couple of overs.

The story of the second match was Sam Hain, who added 79 (55 balls, nine fours, one six) to his 70 yesterday, and showed his natural, free-scoring ability. The right-hander punished anything short by sitting on the back foot and pumping everything over cover, helping lead the Bears to a meaty with 175/4.

The Bears bowling attack clicked into gear with OHD (three for eight) and George Garrett (three for 17), helping to restrict Loughborough to just 64 all out.

The squad will now turn it’s attention to the red ball, with a practice day scheduled for Wednesday, and a two-day game against Yorkshire which starts on Thursday.

£15 tickets for home quarter-final

Bears have secured a home Vitality Blast quarter-final which will be on Thursday 6 July, with adult tickets only £15.

Tickets ware available online at or on the day via the Ticket Office. Members and Season Pass holders can attend for free by scanning their card at the gate.

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