Notsoyoungs edge Mirfield in GFT Thriller!
The Nidderdale Notsoyoungs edged a tight contest against Mirfield Harry Lime, winning by just 6 runs in the Grey Fox Trophy.
Under a blue skies, the combined Nidderdale league team batted first and lost openers Wood and Ive who scored just 3 between them. However a solid partnership between Richardson (33) and Kent (15) rebuilt the innings and set the platform for Pickles (26), Johnson (25*) and Tuley (27*) to score runs late in the innings and set Mirfield a challenging total of 161. Hill (2 for 12) and Whitworth (1 for 16) were the pick of the Harry Lime bowlers.
In reply, Mirfield got off to a terrific start with both openers, Kirby (30) and Neal (31) retiring and setting the platform for the chasing team. Cooper (25) and Newton (20) then took the reigns and edged their team closer to the 161 target. However, after they both fell in the 20’s, Kent (3 for 20) and Tuley (3 for 32) sparked a collapse that ultimately secured victory for the Notsoyoungs.
The game was a great advert for the competition, played in great spirit with the sun shining and some fantastic performances from both teams!