Woodlands defeat Birstall in Crowther Cup final

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Woodlands retained the Solly Sports Crowther Cup thanks to a seven wicket win over Birstall at sun drenched Ossett CC on Bank Holiday Monday.

Holders Woodlands claimed the last nine Birstall wickets for just 36 runs as the Central Yorkshire League outfit slipped from 78-1 to 114 all out.

Woodlands 2nd team captain Steven Pearson receives the Crowther Cup.'Pic: Mike Baker JCT600 Bradford League

Woodlands 2nd team captain Steven Pearson receives the Crowther Cup.'Pic: Mike Baker JCT600 Bradford League

Birstall had hope when three Woodlands wickets fell cheaply and a fourth with the score on 86 but Jack Carter (25no) and Elliott Richardson (36no) steered them to a second successive Crowther Cup win.

Woodlands captain Steven Pearson celebrates lifting the Crowther Cup.

Hanging Heaton’s dream of completing a trophy treble ended on Sunday when they suffered a seven-wicket defeat to Lightcliffe in the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup final at Farsley.

Match report and pictures from both cup finals in this week’s papers.