Nicholas Garner hit's last-over six to win thrilling Tinker Cup final for Woolley against Mount in Huddersfield Central League

Copymark showpiece in balance until teenager hits decisive blow

Teenage No11 Nicholas Garner hit a six with just four balls to go to win the Tinker Cup for Woolley in a thrilling final.

Mount were defending a total of 131 and, as the Huddersfield Central League’s second XI Copymark showpiece went into the last over at Upper Hopton, the outcome was in the balance.

Woolley’s last pair of Garner and Daniel Broadhead (17 not out) needed five to win and Garner’s big hit delivered the silverware.

The man of the match, however, was Mount’s Abdul Ravat, who took five for 42 in a valiant attempt to protect his team’s total.

Makbul Patel top scored for Mount with 32 as no-one was able to get established and really push on, wickets being lost at fairly regular intervals as people got into double figures and got out.

Mount, in fact, used just 38.3 of their 45 overs as Steven Jones and Garner finished with a wicket apiece, Sam Bedford took two for 16 off seven and Richard Baranowski and Liam Margison did the bulk of the damage with three for 30 and three for seven respectively.

Nicholas Garner.

Mount had early success with the ball as Bashir Ahmed Sidat picked up a wicket and Badruddin Patel collected two, but Jones dug in for 30 in the middle order and, backed up by 17 from Margison, 11 from Baranowski and Broadhead’s contribution, Woolley edged closer despite Ravat’s excellent 12-over spell.

It was Garner who emerged the hero, however, with that decisive hit at the end.

The Copymark T20 Trophy was won by Edgerton & Dalton, who defeated Nortonthorpe at Birchencliffe, while the Plate competition was taken by Heckmondwike & Carlinghow, who took the honours in the final against Horbury Bridge.

Meanwhile, the arrowselfdrive Central League representative side are through to the Nixon Trophy final this coming Sunday.

They play the Foster’s Halifax League at Booth CC (postcode HX2 6TQ) and it’s a 1.30pm start.

Team: Paul Cooper (capt, Heck & Carl), Hasan Patel (Edgerton), Fahar Laher (Edgerton), James Abbott (Crossbank), James Lord (Crossbank), Chris Allen (Heck & Carl), Riyaz Motala (Mount), Imran Rawat (wkt, Mount), Joseph White (Green Moor), Sam Atkin (Old Almondburians), George Brady (Old Almondburians).

 

 
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