Ganton edge past Scarborough in Hunter Cup final

Ganton beat Scarborough to win the Hunter Cup. Pictures by Steve Lilly
Ganton beat Scarborough to win the Hunter Cup. Pictures by Steve Lilly
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Ganton held their nerve to beat Scarborough in the final of the Hunter Cup at North Marine Road tonight.

Scarborough were asked to bat first in glorious sunshine and made quick progress as openers James Bruce and Josh Mainprize hit 22 from the first two overs.



Bruce and Mainprize continued to find the fence until Carver comprehensively bowled Bruce to peg them back onto 38-1.

His brother Tom Bruce continued to find the boundary as he made a rapid 32 before Carver had him caught and bowled.

Joe Padmore joined Mainprize at the crease and after a slow start started to find the rope with ease, before both men were dismissed.

Mainrpize was bowled for 47 before Padmore departed for 38, run out at the non strikers end by wily stalwart Ian Cousins as Scarborough finished on 155.

It looked like Ganton were going to struggle when dangerman Ian Cousins was dismissed before Alastair Limb was clean bowled first ball to leave them on 13-2.

Ganton recovered as Rob Gretton teed off, making his way to 43 before Matty Kay had him caught at long on.

Carver kept the Gangton charge going as he made his way to 28 before he was clean bowled, but Rob Middlewood joined up with Liam Cousins at the crease, and the pair took Ganton to the win with just two balls remaining.