York will play Elsecar in next Sunday’s final of the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy at Hanging Heaton after a crushing 150-run win over Cleckheaton.
The Yorkshire League champions skittled out the Bradford League title winners for 102 when they replied to their score of 252.
Ryan McKendry led the way for York with a measured innings of 70. He was well supported by Nick Kay (36) and Charlie Elliott (32).
Cleckheaton suffered a setback when seamer Ian Wood broke down with a recurrence of a knee injury after bowling just two balls. With his brother John also unfit to bowl it meant their resources were stretched.Occasional bowlers Ian Nicholson and Richard Whitehurst had to be pressed into action.
Restricting York to 250 - they had looked likely to post a bigger score when Ryan McKendry - represented a decent effort. However, their shambolic batting was ruthlessly exposed by a hugrier York side whose bowlers were backed up by athletic fieldinmg.
But that should not detract from a dominant York display. Glen Richmond took 3-34 in a fine opening spell while skipper Daniel Woods took 3-6 as Cleckheaton’s batting caved in. Only some big hitting from Tanzeel Altaf (30) spared Cleckheaton from a heavier defeat.
York, winners in 2009, will now take on an Elsecar side playing in their first final, while Cleckheaton will have to lick their wounds after a sorry performance.