Flamborough miss out in thrilling T20 cup final

Flamborough batsman Luke Dixon acknowledges his half century.

Flamborough batsman Luke Dixon acknowledges his half century.

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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.