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Former Bradford League bowler shines in Premier Leagues final

Former Bradford League bowler shines in Premier Leagues final

22 Sep 2018

Former Yeadon and Lightcliffe bowler Mahmood Rasool starred as Wakefield Thornes beat Great Ayton by seven wickets in the Yorkshire Premier Leagues Play-off final at Emeral Headingley.

Rasool was voted man of the match after taking 3-34 in 11 overs as his side dismissed their North Yorkshire South Durham League rivals for the lowest final score of 97 after electing to bat first.

Rasool and new-ball partner Josh Shaw (3-26) reduced Great Ayton to 25-5 as five wickets fell for six runs. 

Great Ayton looked a pale shadow of the side that had beaten Pudsey St Lawrence a week earlier and they continued to lose wickets through a combination of poor shots and a lack of application.

Left-arm spinner Steve Morgan picked up 3-14 and only some lusty blows from Andrew Liddle (20no) prevented Great Ayton from being dismissed for an even lower score.

They were bowled out in 26.5 overs and Thornes cashed in on the efforts of their bowlers by easing to victory in 25 overs for the loss of three wickets.
The match was officiated by Bradford Premier League umpires Steve Malone and Craig Chaplin

Match scorecard