Sowerby Bridge chased down a target of 223 all out set by Almondbury Wesleyan to lift the Rod Warhurst Cup. Darren Chapman's men overtook the target with three overs to spare in a game in which fortunes swung to and fro under the hot sun. Shazad Bostan hit the winning runs watched from the non-striker's end by Andy Mellor in his last ever game. Ian Kenworthy and his team battled all the way in a hugely entertaining match that was a great advert for the section. Man of the match was Matthew Harrison but there were a number of contenders for the title from both teams.
The first knockout final of the season takes place next Sunday 1 July at Old Town CC when Division 1 team, Almondbury Wesleyan, takes on Sowerby Bridge from Division 2 in the Sunday League’s Rod Warhurst Cup Final, sponsored by Copymark. It promises to be a Final of contrasts in so much that both teams will include on the one hand several veteran players in the twilight of their careers, to a plethora of youngsters at the start of their open-age cricketing life. In fact it will be a case of trying to spot the odd player between 20 and 35 years of age!
The Rod Warhurst Cup Final sponsored by our new sponsor Copymark will take place on Sunday 1 July at Boston Hill, Old Town, between Almondbury Wesleyan and Sowerby Bridge The scores from the Semi-Finals played on Sunday 27 May were: Norden 125, Almondbury Wesleyan 129-6 Mytholmroyd 189, Sowerby Bridge 193-2 Further details regarding the Final, including directions to Old Town CC, Hebden Bridge, will appear here in due course.
If any fixtures are likely to be affected by the rolling road closures on Sunday clubs may vary the time at which their match starts to avoid problems, as long as both sides agree. Road closures should be for no more than an hour. The race leaves Halifax at about 12.20 and clears Hebden Bridge about half an hour later.