Warley 279-9 (Hassan 86, Atkinson 46, Rodger 3-25) Triangle 253-9 (Metcalf 57, Whippey 45, Silkstone 41, Syme 4-38) Played at Copley CC on Triangle v Warley
REPORT Report courtesy of the Halifax Courier Full report at www.halifaxcourier.co.uk – see our front page link across at right Warley won the 131st staging of the Halifax Parish Cup with a hard-fought 26-run success over Triangle in the Briggs Priestley-sponsored Final. A crowd of 750, one of the largest in recent years at the League’s biggest game of the season - soaked up the sunshine at The Arches, arguably the best ground in the area. They were richly entertained by the Premier Division’s third and fourth-placed sides and there was a predictable stack of runs on an unblemished pitch. Shazad Hassan’s fluent and chanceless 86 helped Warley boost their score from 116-5 to 279-9 in the final 17 overs. Plenty of fans, and not just partisan Triangle supporters, thought Christian Silkstone’s men had the firepower to knock off the runs. However, Daniel Syme, one of two left-arm spinners in the Warley’s ranks, struck twice in the 21st over to leave Triangle tottering at 64-4 and then twice more in the 32nd over to leave the opposition at 164-7. Kurtis Whippey hit out bravely to try to salvage the situation but Warley were not to be denied to win a fine contest by 26 runs. Syme’s 4-39 earned him the Man of the Match award, adjudged by the League representative team’s manager Andrew Pinfield, while Shazad had to settle for the Brian Hunter Memorial Trophy as the game’s top scorer.