Wood­house edge to KO Cup glory

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET -

YORK­SHIRE LEAGUES KO CUP: Wood­house Grange grabbed vic­tory over Barns­ley Wool­ley Min­ers with five balls and three wick­ets to spare.

Just 24 hours af­ter hav­ing their chance of a head-to-head with York for the York­shire North cham­pi­onship rained off, Grange at one stage looked as though they were in for a sec­ond dis­ap­point­ment.

Barns­ley made a solid start with their first six bats­men, led by Eli Richards with a half century, each making dou­ble fig­ures and at 192-5 they looked set for a big score.

But Si­mon Ten­nant then pro­duced a 7.3-over spell of 4-29 against a strug­gling tail and Barns­ley only man­aged to add an­other 27 runs to their tally.

Grange open­ers, An­drew Bil­ton (35) and Tom Young (23), put on 50, but with Steve Nut­tall pick­ing up 3-24 they looked vul­ner­a­ble when they were re­duced to 137-6.

How­ever, cap­tain James Finch (31no) was un­move­able and with Richard Wal­ton, who hit six fours and four sixes in a quick­fire 60, put on 78 for the sev­enth wicket and the cup was soon won.

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