Liversedge celebrate Reporter Trophy success

LIVERSEDGE under-13s cricket team scooped The Reporter Trophy after winning the finals day at Wakefield Thornes last Sunday.

Sunday, 16th September 2012, 12:42 pm

Liversedge had already won the Bradford Junior League title and had finished runners-up in their section of the Heavy Woollen Junior Cricket League.

They started their campaign in fine style, overcoming favourites Altofts in the semi-final as William Horkin claimed 2-12 to restrict them to 718-7.

Sedge eased to a seven-wicket win as Rishi Bhuskute retired on 26, while Jacob Burnley made 21.

Gomersal booked their place in the final after a thrilling semi-final in which they defeated West Bretton by just two runs.

Although Tom North (26 retired) impressed for Gomersal in the final, they were bowled out for 56 as Horkin claimed 3-13.

Leon Horsfield claimed 2-1 in reply but Elliot Audsley eased Sedge to 57-4, batting resolutely before retiring on 25.

Horkin was named the player of the day having bowled six overs, no maidens, 5-25 in both matches.