GEORGE Sykes-Kenworthy was man-of-the-match with four wickets as Meltham lifted the Romida Examiner Under 13 Salver.
He rounded off his spell with a double-wicket maiden as Golcar were restricted to 79-8 from their 20 overs in the held-over final at Rastrick.
The highlight of the Meltham fielding performance was when Jack Hinchliffe took a spectacular one-handed catch to dismiss Mohammed Ali off James Sunderland, while Harry Gill anchored the Golcar innings with a solid 27 not out (retired).
Gill hit two boundaries and picked up three threes in his knock, which was patiently compiled after Oliver Read, Ali (14) and Owen Tattersley had gone and the Colne Valley side had reached 41-3 at the half way point.
Maddy Walsh was the next top scorer with eight and Sykes-Kenworthy’s return with the ball at the end meant Golcar couldn’t kick on, scoring only eight in the last three overs as he finished with four for two off three.
The total didn’t seem hardly enough to test Meltham, and they quickly put the Golcar bowling and fielding under pressure.
Hinchliffe and Alec Vickerman put on 20 for the first wicket – Walsh having the latter caught by Ali – and then Alec Jakeman (on duty with Yorkshire the previous week when bad weather prevented a start) put Meltham firmly in command with an excellent 30 not out (retired) off 15 balls.
He hit two sixes and two fours to put Meltham well ahead of the clock, and with Hinchliffe going on to make 25 not out (retired) off 30 deliveries, Meltham were 72-1 off 10 and within sight of victory.
Sunderland (10) and Sykes-Kenworthy (2) had gone before Callum Greenwood (6) hit the winning runs for a Meltham seven-wicket victory at 82-3.
Umpires were Richard Pearce and Michael Onions, who selected Sykes-Kenworthy for the individual award.
Meltham – Jack Hinchliffe, Alec Vickerman, Alec Jakeman, James Sunderland, Callum Greenwood, George Sykes-Kenworthy, Henry Wise, Cameron McGrath, Robbie Greenwood, Reece Craven, Jack Matthews.
Paddock – Oliver Read, Mohammed Ali, Harry Gill, Owen Tattersley, Maddy Walsh, Nathan Cyrus, Dom Pearson, Fraser Beckett, Josh Moore, James Dodson, Louis Maynard.
In the League, only one match was played in Area A but Elland had their first win of the season, easily beating Kirkheaton.
Nathan Hirst led them home with 26 runs after they had restricted the home team to a total of 44.
There was a close finish at Hall Bower, where the home team needed four off the last ball to win but managed only two, with Jacob Mulhall and Louie Hall top scoring for Lepton and Jimmy Hyde retiring for the Bower.
The Delph bowlers were in devastating form against a young Scholes team, dismissing them for the season’s lowest score of 19.
Nathan Jones took four wickets and Isaac Lowe three for Delph, after their batsmen had reached only 92 in their 20 overs against some spirited bowling from the Scholes youngsters.