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24 Aug

HELPERBY ROCKET INTO GREY FOX TROPHY FINAL

The Grey Fox Trophy is a fantastic over 50s cricket competition run by the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

The first semi-final of this year’s trophy saw Helperby take on the Silver Tykes, on Sunday the 22nd of August.

Helperby overcame the Silver Tykes on the day, setting an impressive total of 190 from their 30 overs.

Runs were shared around the team, batsmen have to retire on 35, and openers Sowray and Ive for Helperby scored 31 and 32 respectively – impressive totals.

The allure of a final played at Scarborough CC was not lost on the two teams and the Silver Tykes knew they would have to bat well in order to chase down a formidable target.

The Tykes gave it their all, and ended on 160 for 8. It was not enough on the day, but scores of 35 from A Conboy and a big score from Holden almost go them there.

Good bowling figures form Helperby’s Dave Wood restricted the Tykes also, as he picked up 2 for 31.

Helperby now head into the final against tough opponents Bowling Old Lane, at Scarborough CC, next month and one thing is for certain it will be an entertaining game!

Lastly, a huge thank you has to be made to ex-Headingly groundsman Keith Boyce who managed to make the wicket and pitch at New Rover CC playable despite biblical rainfall over the weekend, without him this great game would not have been possible.

The Grey Fox Trophy Final 2021:

- Helperby v Bowling Old Lane, September 12th September, 2021 at Scarborough Cricket Club.

If you are interested in entering your own team or require further details please contact Kendal James, the Participation Manager for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, on E: kendal.james@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

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