Spectators puzzled by the absence of the Heavy Woollen Cup at last Sunday’s final will be pleased to know that the trophy is on show in a museum in Pontefract.
The mystery of its whereabouts deepened when Hanging Heaton skipper Gary Fellows was presented with a new trophy after his team’s two-run win over New Farnley at Spen Victoria.
Hanging Heaton secretary Andrew Hunt was determined to discover what had happened to the trophy and asked on Twitter if anybody knew where it was.
His tweet brought a response from a cricket follower who said he had seen a trophy with the words Heavy Woollen on it at Pontefract Museum.
This was confirmed when competition secretary Sue Roberts spoke to an official from Wakefield Council’s Museum Department who confirmed the cup was there.
Roberts said: “It was a real surprise to hear that the cup was on display in the museum and we now know how it got there.
“The cup was in a box with the trophies from the old Yorkshire Council competition when they were taken to the museum to be put on display.
“Thankfully it is something we can all have a bit of a chuckle about now.”
The cup is expected to be returned to the Heavy Woollen Cup committee in the next few weeks before being presented to Hanging Heaton.