PENISTONE won the Huddersfield Junior Team Knockout for the first time at Cowcliffe Lib.
There was a fantastic atmosphere for the event and just under £300 was raised for prizemoney in a tournament sponsored by Stephen Halsall and Cowcliffe Lib.
Second Division Kirkheaton Con (off a handicap of 36) were beaten 123-111 in the final by six-handicappers Penistone.
Penistone’s experience and age difference told in the end and they soon made light work of the handicap.
The Kirkheaton team showed great spirit and did well to make the final, and if they win the Dennis Bradley Shield they can put this experience to good use in the higher division next season.
Junior secretary Geoff Martin presented the Cup to Penistone captain Anton Haigh at the end of the 13th staging of the Knockout.
Kirkheaton Con qualified in a cracking semi-final against Newsome WMC, winning 127-118 but only after Joe Fox had fought back to 19 after being 18-9 down against Ellis Owen – otherwise the match would have gone to Newsome.
Penistone also looked to have a fight on their hands against their B team when Matthew Payne beat Jack Wareing 21-16, but captain Haigh won to five and county teammate Adam Jones made sure of an A team win by taking young Sam Taylor off for eight and gaining a 126-117 success.
First semi-final – Newsome WMC (scr) 118 Kirkheaton Con (36) 127: (Newsome names first) Lauren Haigh 10 Oliver Fox 21, Daniel Moxon 13 Harry Lumb 21, Nathan Haigh 21 James Arnold 5, Aimee Holmes 21 Thomas Gledhill 17, Ellis Owen 21 Joe Fox 19, Liam Sykes 21 Daniel Kilburn 8.
Second semi-final – Penistone A (6) 126 Penistone B (48) 117: (A team names first)ŠJamie Peace 21 Thomas Marsland 2, Jack Wareing 16 Matthew Payne 21, Ethan Wareing 21 Joe Wiltshire 12, Anton Haigh 21 Rachel Holland 5, Adam Jones 21 Sam Taylor 8, Daniel Marsland 20 Andrew Peace 21.
Final – Kirkheaton Con (36) 111 Penistone A (6) 123: (Kirkheaton names first) Oliver Fox 6 Anton Haigh 21, Harry Lumb 21 Jamie Peace 12, Katie Hemingway 10 Matthew Mountain 21, Thomas Gledhill 10 Daniel Marsland 21, Alex Conroy 6 Adam Jones 21, Joe Fox 12 Ethan Wareing 21.