Aussie ace Fitzgerald shines as Filey win Hospital Cup final

Filey CC won the Hospital Cup
Filey CC won the Hospital Cup

Aussie all-rounder Tom Fitzgerald was the star as Filey strolled to an eight-wicket win in Sunday’s Hospital Cup final against Scalby at a sun-drenched North Marine Road.

In-form Scalby right hander Ben Luntley top scored with 34 off 35 balls as his side posted 121-7 from their 20 overs, a total many observers felt was just below par.

Hospital Cup president Mick Blackborrow hands the trophy to Filey skipper David Brannan

Hospital Cup president Mick Blackborrow hands the trophy to Filey skipper David Brannan

Fitzgerald claimed impressive figures of 2-23 from his five overs, while Josh Dawson also picked up a brace.

Despite a good opening spell from Charlie Hopper (1-23) Aaron Howard led the reply with a fine 41 before falling to the miserly spin of Paul Hesp but Fitzgerald steered his side home with three balls remaining as he hit an unbeaten run a ball 52, including six glorious fours.

Hospital Cup president Mick Blackborrow presented the historic cup to Filey captain David Brannan and the player of the match award to a deserving Fitzgerald.

A cheque for £1,000, raised during the summer will be presented to Scarborough Hospital in the near future.

Aussie ace Tom Fitzgerald in action for Filey

Aussie ace Tom Fitzgerald in action for Filey

Result: Filey 125-2 (Tom Fitzgerald 54no, Aaron Howard 41) beat Scalby 121-8 (Ben Luntley 34, Tom Fitzgerald 2-23, Josh Dawson 2-37) by 8 wickets.