JACK HARPER was named man-of-the-match as Broad Oak scored a deserved victory in the Under 15 cup final.
Harper claimed three for five as hosts Armitage Bridge were dismissed for 60 in reply to the Oak’s 107-9.
Backed by a big travelling support, Broad Oak won the toss and elected to bat.
Wilson and Burluraux made a steady start, the score reaching 34 when Wilson was caught for 14 from the last ball of the 14th over.
When his opening partner was run out for 15 in the next over, Broad Oak then struggled to 76-9 after 35 overs.
They were revived, however, by a tremendous unbeaten last-wicket partnership of 31 by Rowley (19) and Burnett (8), who took the visitors to a competitive total from their 40 overs.
Askham was punished for 12 in his eighth and final over, including a huge six by Rowley, but he still finished with fine figures of four for 18.
In reply, Armitage Bridge also made a steady start, but with the score at seven in the eighth over, Wahid drove Rushworth straight down the wicket.
The bowler not only saved a certain boundary, but also managed to deflect the ball onto the stumps and ran out the unfortunate Askham.
With 21 from Wahid and 11 from Waseem, Bridge reached 40-2 after 15 overs, but with the dismissal of these two by Rowley, the innings soon disintegrated to 60 all out.
Umpires Geoff Boyes and Arnold Darlington selected Harper as top performer.