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 Wheatley Cup final
Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016 19:13
LEAGUE CREST SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
Jonathan Trevitt
Liversedge skipper Jonathan Trevitt lifts the Wheatley Cup aloft after his side's win over Northowram Fields
Picture: Ray Spencer
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Skipper Jonathan Trevitt played the lead role as Liversedge scored a four-wicket win over Northowram Fields in a
nail-biting Wheatley Cup final at Wrenthorpe.

Trevitt was voted man of the match after scoring an unbeaten 71 as his side chased down the Northowram Fields score of 156-8 to win with one over to spare.

Trevitt and Birkinshaw

Jonathan Trevitt receives the man of the match award from the league's Development Officer Alan Birkinshaw

Picture: Ray Spencer

He hit ten fours and ensured that his side lifted the trophy despite a late attack of the jitters as Northowram Fields refused to give up the fight.

Matthew Gibson (37) gave good support to Trevitt,in a second-wicket stand of 67, but once Northowram Fields broke through, Liversedge relied heavily on the cool head of their skipper.

Joshua Dodd (2-22) and Will Parkin (2-35) were the best of the Northowram Fields bowlers but their youthful side were made to pay for their slipshod fielding. Five catches were spilled and in such a close game, they were costly.

That the match became such a compelling contest was down to the never-say-die spirit of the Northowtram Fields side.

There were fears that the match would be over quickly when Liversedge put their opponents in on a pitch that was still damp from a morning downpour.

Northowram Fields were reduced to 20-3 as Adam Clark exploited the conditions in an eight-over spell which saw him return figurs of 3-24.

Spinner James Ives continued the good work with 3-12 as Northowram Fields plunged to 55-6, but still they refused to throw in the towel.

Matthew Rushworth altered the momentum of the match with an unbeaten 61. He struck two sixes and eight fours in an innings which took his side to a total which even their most optimisitc supporters thought possible.

It was ab innings which ensured that the passionate crowd were treated to a contest which was a great advert for second team cricket.

Liversedge were worthy winners, but Northowram Fields can hold their heads high after a performance which spoke volumes of their character. They must now focus their attention on their bid to win the Conference Second Teams title, while Liversedge can celebrate a victory which ended a succession of final disappointments for the club.

The real winner was Bradford Premier League second team cricket.


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