THE Allsop Cup final will be an all-Barnsley affair this year.
Victories for Hoylandswaine over Thurstonland and Cawthorne’s revenge win over Cumberworth sent the two South Yorkshire teams into the Central League’s showpiece final, to be held at Almondbury Wesleyans’ Kaye Lane ground, on Bank Holiday Monday.
Swaine were never under any pressure, as Thurstonland’s batsmen buckled against the four-pronged bowling attack.
Ian Simon and Danny Mulhall took wickets apiece, before Webb struck with four for 19 from 10 overs to remove the Holme Valley side for 92.
Ryan Copley (62no) then set about Thurstonland’s bowlers, and with support from his opening partner Ankur Sondhi, Hoylandswaine strolled home by 10 wickets in the 16th over.
Meanwhile, at Cawthorne, it was a repeat of the 2005 final, but this time the host club got the better of Cumberworth.
James Senior hit 50 for the visitors, but had to wait until No 9 batsman Richard Greaves (39) produced any support as Cumberworth were held to 155-8.
Ian Glover took two for 14 from 12 overs, while G Kilburn had three for 26.
And although Cawthorne lost two quick wickets when they replied, Liam Wiles (42) and Dale Skelly (43no) put together a match-turning partnership to take their side into the final with just two deliveries, but five wickets, to spare.
Elsewhere on the Cup front, Azaad lay in wait for the winners of the Crigglestone v Cumberworth Tinker Cup tie, with the final set for Thurstonland, on August 12.
In the League programme, Cumberworth probably thought it was not going to be their weekend when they were bowled out for 92 at Leymoor, but with Kilner producing a devastating burst of six for six in 10 overs (six of them maidens) and Greaves weighing in with three for 11, the Golcar side were skittled for just 26!