York will play Wanstead & Snaresbrook in the Kingfisher Beer Cup Final after both sides enjoyed comfortable wins in their respective semi final ties.
In York, the hosts welcomed Bamford Fieldhouse from the Saddleworth & District League in Lancashire who had a number of star names to call including ex-Lancashire and England wicketkeeper Warren Hegg, who was captain for the day, and Chris Schofield, who less than a year ago helped Surrey to the CB40 title at Lord's.
York’s captain Daniel Woods led the way for the ECB Yorkshire Premier League team taking 6 for 14 in 5 overs to secure a Roses clash victory. Jim Love, the former Yorkshire and England stalwart and coach of the Scottish National team for 10 years and the York club have made determined efforts to become the best club side in Yorkshire.
Speaking from his club headquarters Love said, “We are looking forward to appearing in our first Kingfisher Beer Cup Final and securing status as National Champions having dominated the ECB Yorkshire Premier League for the past 5 years.The spirit and club comaraderie that Daniel and the boys have shown through the campaign has been outstanding”
A few hundred miles south saw Havant hosted Wanstead & Snaresbrook in the other semi-final.
Wansted and Snaresbrook will become the first Essex side to play in the Kingfisher Cup Final having made the National Knockout Final back in 1992.
Wansted and Snaresbrook captain and former Essex and Cambridge University player Arfan Akram elaborating on his club's success said "I'm delighted to be leading a team full of experience; including England Under 19 World Cup player Kishan Velani, Essex Academy players Rehan Hasan and Aron Nigger as well as Leeds Bradford UCCE spin sensation Jo Ellis Grewal who took 6 for 18 to dismantle the Havant batting line up in our semi final triumph. We are looking forward to what will be a great weekend in our club history."
The 2 teams are a now a game away from securing a winner’s cheque of £5,000. Kingfisher Beer Cup Runners Up will receive £2,000 with this year’s final due to take place Derbyshire CC’s county ground on September 16th.
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