Filey and Scalby 2nds seal Cayley Cup success

Scalby 2nds, who beat Thornton Dale (pictured below) in the Cayley Cup at Brompton. Pictures: Steve Lilly
Scalby 2nds, who beat Thornton Dale (pictured below) in the Cayley Cup at Brompton. Pictures: Steve Lilly
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Filey and Scalby 2nds overcame Settrington and Thornton Dale respectively to secure Cayley Cup glory at Brompton.

Scalby 2nds met division C rivals Thornton Dale in the first of the day’s two finals and were asked to bowl first after losing the toss.

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The decision to bat first came back to bite the Dale skipper as his side struggled to 108-8 after their 20 overs.

Only Stuart Hill (24no) and Oli Sigsworth (22) dented the Scalby spirits as James Deaves (2-14) and veteran Darrell Morley (2-16) doing the bulk of the damage with the cherry while there was a wicket apiece for Tom Gregory, Adie Hollingsworth and Grant Elwell.

The moment of the innings came in the field however as youngster Freddie Schmuck produced a stunning diving catch on the boundary to help the Scalby cause.

Scalby’s reply started steadily as James Wainwright (25) and Tim Barton (18) looked to take their side away to a good start.

After the openers both departed, youngster Bradley Walker (21no) and Alex White (25no) guided Scalby home in the 18th over.

Dale did themselves no favours whatsoever in the field as Scalby were gifted 22 extras, 18 of them wides.

The division A clash followed shortly after in glorious conditions as Filey decided to field first after winning the toss against Settrington.

Despite starting with just 10 men, Filey were on top from ball one as regular loss of wickets cost Settrington the chance of posting a respectable total.

Only George Rounthwaite (28) and Eddie Rounthwaite (21) could master the bowling of Ben Briggs (3-14) and David Brannan Jnr (2-18), while Will Hunter, Nathan Robson and Paul Bowes all took a wicket apiece as Settrington were all out for 88 in the last over of their allotted 20.

It looked likely that the game would come to an early conclusion after Hunter smashed his first two balls for four and six.

Hunter went on to hit four fours and two maximums on his way to 28, and the Filey charge slowed somewhat on a difficult batting track with variable bounce.

Filey’s Zimbabwean under-19s international Kieran Gayle (19no) and Bowes (5no) guided them home in the 16th over to complete a successful season for Brannan’s men, who sealed their promotion back to the Beckett Premier League this weekend.

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