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T20 finalists to sparkle under the lights

T20 finalists to sparkle under the lights

Who will illuminate Wagon Lane tonight when Hanging Heaton and Woodlands meet in the Gordon Rigg T20 Group A Cup final?

 Hanging Heaton will be bidding to win the trophy for the fifth time in six season while Woodlands will be hoping that it will be third time lucky for them in the final.

The T20 Group A Cup is the only trophy that has eluded them and they will be anxious to avenge the one-wicket defeat they suffered in last year's final against Hanging Heaton.

 Ben Kohler-Cadmore’s side snatched victory with a four off the final ball after chasing down the Woodlands score of 204-3.

Leading the run chase was Callum Geldart with a dazzling 92 and it was the second time he has broken Woodlands’ hearts in T20 Cup finals.

Back in 2014 the left hander became the first player to score a century in a final when he hit 114 from 54 balls for Pudsey Congs as they defeated Woodlands by 65 runs.

It proved to be a night of records under the Wagon Lane floodlights with Congs making the highest score in a final of 252-4 with Geldart and Adam Patel (77) – who is now a team-mate of his for Hanging Heaton – sharing a record opening stand of 198.

Woodlands will be hoping that Geldart doesn’t repeat his final heroics tonight at the ground where he blitzed their bowlers eight years ago.

But Geldart isn’t the only master-blaster in Hanging Heaton’s line-up. Those who were at Tofts Road for the 2020 final still speak in awe of David Stiff’s 68 from just 19 balls as he helped his side to a 60-run win over Bradford & Bingley.

But Woodlands have their big bhitters to. Muhammad Bilal sblasted a century off just 37 balls against Morley in the league last season while everybody is aware of the threat posed by Woodlands captain Brad Schmulian.The action starts at 7pm and there will be music, hot food, plus hot and cold drinks available. It should be a night to remember.

Ben Kohler-Cadmore (Capt) Brad Schmulian (Capt)
Nick Lindley Muhammad Bilal
Callum Geldart Liam Collins
Adam Patel Kieran Collins
Sasith Manuranga Tom Clee
David Stiff Tim Jackson
Callum Bethel Elliot Richardson
Shahban Raheem (wkt) Scott Richardson
Tom Lindsay Greg Finn (wkt)
Mustafa Rafique Kez Ahmed
Benn Raynor Jak Murphy
Bobby McFarlane Jack Bleazard
Umpires: Martin Kellaway & Richard Jones

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