FINAL SET FOR LPL HUNDRED COMPETITION
The LPL Hundred is an action-packed 100 ball cricket competition made simpler – 100 balls per team, most runs wins, run by the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation in partnership with Leeds Premier League (LPL).
The final for this year’s competition is set after round six of the league proved to be another eventful day – with two exciting games taking place recently.
The game of the day saw third placed Men In Blue (MIB) play fourth placed Harrogate Warriors, on Sunday 5th September.
The Warriors won the toss and elected to field, a decision they later regretted. With the sun out and the wicket flat, MIB batters enjoyed hitting the ball to all parts with Akash and Jubair clearing the boundaries numerous times to both finish in the thirties.
Some later order hitting from Laxa and Vamsi enable MIB to post a challenging score of 148.
Harrogate knew they had a big task on their hands and needed a good start however they lost two early wickets to set them back and with the scoreboard pressure they never really got going and crumbled to 74 all out. Laxa and Akash taking two wickets and a catch a piece.
Meanwhile after missing their first few games for various reasons, Scarcroft CC had three games to play, winning a last ball thriller against Leeds Tuskers.
Santosh was the star player with three wickets and 34 runs.
When things got tight at the death, Sebastian held his nerve and saw his side home. Unfortunately, they lost their other 2 games against Harrogate Warriors and Leeds Titans.
Harrogate’s Dinesh Chandran stood out with figures of 4-16 and a quickfire 28 with the bat.
Titans had a good day out beating Leeds Lions comfortably and finishing the LPL group stages on a respectable 10 points. Dr Bharani was in good form throughout the day picking up vital wickets and in the runs to help his side to victory.
Hyde Park Eagles comfortably brushed aside the Yorkshire Strikers in their only fixture to secure second spot. Uways Zafar scored a fluent 37 and took 3 catches behind the wicket in helping his team to victory.
Leeds Gladiators stretched their unbeaten run to 9 games after easing past Royal Wakefield Indians, who also finished on 10 points. Bal Singh the star performer with 51 and 3 wickets.
The LPL Hundred Finals day 2021:
- Leeds Gladiators, Hyde Park Eagles, Men In Blue and Wakefield Royal Indians, September 12th, 2021, at Castleford Cricket Club.
*Fourth place was decided via Net Run Rate as Leeds Titans, Harrogate Warriors and Royal Wakefield Indians all ended on 10 points. Royal Wakefield Indians scraping through with the most runs and losing the least wickets throughout the tournament so far.
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