Mount overcome neighbours Heckmondwike and Carlinghow to triumph in Allsop Cup final

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Mount defeated neighbours Heckmondwike and Carlinghow by 16 runs to win the Huddersfield Central League’s Allsop Cup final at Birchencliffe last Sunday.

Victory saw Mount avenge a league defeat by their rivals the previous week and prevented Heckmondwike from completing a league and cup double in the final season before they switch leagues.

Huddersfield Central Premier Section leaders Heckmondwike are just 16 points clear of second placed Mount going into the final seven matches of the season and the two sides were closely matched in last Sunday’s final.

Although Mount opener Imran Rawat was dismissed without scoring, Usama Sacha and Yusuf Kayat (32) produced an impressive second-wicket stand.

Javed Iqbal was introduced an bowled a terrific spell as he claimed 6-55 from 12 overs.

Iqbal eventually claimed the key wicket of Sacha for 86 but with Suleman Patel (22) and no10 Junaid Delair (18no) making useful contributions late in the innings, Mount closed on 193-8 from their 45 overs.

The Heckmondwike reply followed a similar pattern, losing quick wickets as Ibrahim Patel (3-40) impressed before Paul Cooper (57) and Adam Holt (42) gave them renewed hope.

Shabbir Patel was introduced and claimed the crucial wickets of Cooper and Holt on his way to figures of 4-35.

Jonathan Elstub made 15 not out batting at number 10 but Heckmondwike were behind the required run rate and Mohsin Contractor had last man Adnaan Rawat stumped by Imran Rawat off the first ball of the final over as Heckmondwike fell just short on 177 all out.

Mount will aim to make it a notable cup double for the club when their second team take on Leymoor in the Tinker Cup final this Sunday.

Mount B are level with Birchencliffe A at the top of Section A.