Michael Cranmer hit a spectacular 138 off just 52 balls to put holders Hoylandswaine into the final of the allroundercricket.com T20 Trophy.
The Adelaide all-rounder smashed 10 fours and 14 sixes at Haigh Lane as the Sykes Cup finalists repeated their semi-final victory over Skelmanthorpe.
Hoylandswaine totalled 299-7 on a wicket prepared superbly by groundsman Steve Hardwick, the former Town goalkeeper, with Gharib Nawaz adding 32, Ryan Robinson 30, Zafir Patel 28 and Alan Mynett 24 not out.
Skelmanthorpe put up a valiant 221-8 in reply, with Perth-based Tom Beaton hitting 51 and Irfan Amjad 42.
Swaine will meet Barkisland in the T20 Trophy final at Broad Oak on Sunday, July 27.
Darren Robinson’s side went through after posting 188-3 in their semi-final against Kirkburton at Woodfield.
Aussie LJ Brown with 96 not out was the chief destroyer, while Alex Scholefield hit 28 and Seth Oddy 25 not out.
Ben Westbrook then took three for 19 and Callum Thompson three for 15 as Kirkburton were dismissed for 85 in reply.
The final of the T20 Shield will also be at Broad Oak on the 27th, starting at noon, and will feature Almondbury Wesleyans against Moorlands.
Wes had a five-wicket win against Lepton at Kaye Lane in the semi-finals, knocking off a target of 136-9 in which Armghan Javed hit 68.
Daniel Moorhouse had three for 15 and Chris Sykes and David Hales two wickets apiece for the home side, who were then indebted to Matt Henshaw with 58 in reaching their target in 19 overs. Saqib Matlub scored 32.
Broad Oak missed out on a home final when falling for 90 in reply to Moorlands’ 132-8.
Michael Rounding’s 50 was the backbone of the Moorlands innings, while Aussie Chris Lloyd and Stephen Lane did the damage with the ball, taking three for 17 and two for five respectively.
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