Flamborough miss out in thrilling T20 cup final

Flamborough batsman Luke Dixon acknowledges his half century.
Flamborough batsman Luke Dixon acknowledges his half century.

Flamborough Cricket Club missed out onthe silverware after a thrilling Cayley Cup Division C final on Sunday.

Opener Luke Dixon carried his bat for a magnificent 77 not out but his side fell an agonising five runs short against Great Habton.

Cayley Cup Division C final runners-up Flamborough.

Cayley Cup Division C final runners-up Flamborough.

The first T20 Cayley Cup finals day took place at Flixton and produced some high quality, exciting cricket in front of an entertained crowd on a glorious afternoon.

The opening match saw Great Habton win their first Cayley Cup since 2001. Batting first, Habton posted a challenging 163/5 in their 20 overs with captain John Lumley leading from the front, hitting a superb 79.

He found excellent support from Sam Davies who made 42, while Harry Burton was Flamborough’s best bowler, taking 2-16.

Andy Dixon made 27 in reply and Luke Dixon made a brilliant 77 not out, but their efforts were in vain as Flamborough ended on 158/3.

Skipper Lumley collected the Belinda and Mark Evans Trophy from league chairman Simon Ridley.

In the Division B finalwhich followed, Thornton Dale secured their first ever Cayley Cup triumph with a resounding eight-wicket win over Staxton 2nds.

Despite 34 from Ryan Hargreaves and a brave 20 from Craig Hill, Staxton had no answer to the bowling of Ian Farrow, who took 3-24

alongside Tim Hunt and Lee Oliver, who each claimed two wickets as they made 104/9.

Lewis White hit 24 in reply, setting up a solid foundation for Matthew Todd (36 not out) and Hunt (32 not out) to ease their side home with 20 balls to spare.