New Farn­ley win first Pri­est­ley Cup

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET -

CRICKET: New Farn­ley cap­tain Lee God­dard proved how vi­tal a sharp wick­et­keeper can be when he played a key part as his side de­fended a 245 to­tal and saw off a fierce chal­lenge from Cham­pi­onship 1 lead­ers Meth­ley to win the Pri­est­ley Cup for the first time.

Aus­tralian-born cap­tain of Swe­den, Mitchell O’Con­nor, gave New Farn­ley a solid start, hit­ting nine fours and three sixes be­fore be­com­ing the first of Jake McCaf­frey’s two stump­ings on 97.

He put on 76 with An­drew Hodd (46) and 101 with God­dard (54), but with Mar­cus Walm­s­ley (4-41) chip­ping away and So­hail Raz (3-20) pol­ish­ing off the tail, Farn­ley had a smaller to­tal than they might have ex­pected.

This looked even more frag­ile when open­ers Mar­cus Walm­s­ley and Grant Soames piled on 132 be­fore Luke Jarvis trapped Soames lbw for 54.

Walm­s­ley fol­lowed soon af­ter, caught by God­dard off Jarvis for 93, and when Jarvis bowled Muham­mad Akhlaq for six at 184-3, the game swung Farn­ley’s way.

With the Meth­ley bats­men need­ing to chase runs, God­dard grabbed two stump­ings and two run-outs, clinch­ing the 24-run win by tak­ing off Ben Waite’s bails.

Jarvis fin­ished with 4-36 and James Mid­dle­brook 3-48.

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