Aaron Howard steers Filey 2nds to Murray Brown & Son Cup final success

Aaron Howard in batting action            Picture by Steve Lilly
Aaron Howard in batting action Picture by Steve Lilly

An unbeaten 74 from Aaron Howard helped Filey 2nds wrap up a 38-run win against Nawton Grange 2nds in the Murray Brown & Son Cricket Cup final at Flixton CC.

On a great batting wicket, Filey posted a superb 183-2 from 20 overs, Howard smacking five sixes in his cracking innings, with Matthew Dickens hitting a powerful 56 and Ben Briggs 42.

Youngster Joe Lush was the pick of the Grange bowlers with 1-29 from his five overs.

In reply, Grange lost two early wickets but Ian Ward, 56, and Neil Ward, 36, turned the game around to give the Ryedale side a chance.

But once this experienced duo were out Grange fell short by 38 runs, Kevin Chapman, 2-22 from five overs, was the top Filey bowler.

Mel Brown - owner of sponsors Murray Brown and Son - gave a man of the match award to Howard and thanked both clubs for an excellent game and then presented the trophies to both teams.

Result: Filey 2nds 183-2 (A Howard 74no, M Dickens 56, B Briggs 42, J Lush 1-29) beat Nawton Grange 2nds 147-4 (I Ward 56, N Ward 36, D King 15no, K Chapman 2-22) by 38 runs.