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2 Sep

YCF Hundred - Adults | Yorkshire Finals Time!

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) is all set to host a community finals day in celebration of the Hundred competition this weekend.

The Foundation is hosting the YCF Hundred – Adults Yorkshire final with the opportunity for people to come and watch at Scarborough Cricket Ground, on Sunday, 4 September.

There is also the opportunity for participants and members of the community to enjoy food, entertainment and excitement together on the day.

The finals day will see the winners from each of our four regional competitions in Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Kirklees compete for silver-ware.

In the first semi-final United Friends Cricket Club (UFCC), from Leeds, will take-on Kashmir Tigers from Kirklees – with the match starting at 10am.

While the winners of Bradford – Keighley – Knight Riders are up against Firth Park Warriors, from Sheffield in the afternoon at 1pm.

Winners from each match will then battle it out in the final – starting at 3.30pm. Also on the day will be several intriguing awards given out with the presentation ceremony starting at 6:30pm.

Sohail Raz, Diverse Communities Manager for YCF, and co-organizer of the Leeds LPL regional league and Yorkshire Hundred Final, said: “The Yorkshire finals at Scarborough CC is an amazing opportunity for the winners of each city to push themselves a step further and compete with the best from each league.

“Additionally, they will get the opportunity to play on a county ground which they are very much looking forward to.

“It’s the first time we have had the winners from each area come together so everyone is looking forward to some entertaining cricket and it’s a great way to bring people from different areas of Yorkshire together.”

Pictured, from left to right: Sohail Raz, Leeds league organiser alongside, Soyeb Kayat, who oversee the Kirklees competition, Hamzah Hussain, organiser of the Sheffield league and Zain Ul Abdin, who helps with the Bradford version of the YCF Hundred Adult competition.

How the teams made to the YCF Hundred – Adults Yorkshire Final 2022…

LEEDS WINNERS: United Friends Cricket Club (UFCC)

In the YCF’s Adult Hundred League in Leeds, also known as Leeds Premier League (LPL), UFCC were crowned champions after beating Leeds Titans in a closely fought game.

UFCC chose to bat first after winning the toss on a sluggish surface. They posted a respectable 145 runs on the board thanks to some late fireworks from Sanjay and Sebastian and the batting of their captain Aravind (45 runs).

The Titans openers’ counterattack was put to a halt by Aaris’ spin web on the sluggish wicket. Titans never recovered from losing their openers and continued to lose wickets. As a result, UFCC won the LPL 2022 title by defeating Leeds Titans by a score of 57 runs.

Arvindhsetty Nijampure, Captain of UFCC – winners of LPL 2022, said: “It’s a great feeling, it my fifth in a row. We started the new team this year and everyone are super thrilled for the win!

“This is a new challenge which we are very much looking forward to, we are delighted that UFCC is also a part of the championship League. Without going into the finer details, I think we’ve already seen areas where we can improve from LPL 100.

“It all looks positive from our side, as things stand, and it will be a case of gearing up and pushing on towards the first match on Sunday.”

Leeds final day results wrap up

Semi-final 1 – UFCC: 160/4 (100 balls) v Leeds Indian Super Kings: 136/9 (100 balls)

Semi-final 2 – Leeds Titans: 123/9 (100 balls) v Leeds Gladiators: 83/10 (85 balls)

Final – UFCC: 145/7 (100 balls) v Leeds Titans: 88/10 (79 balls)

Pictured Leeds winners United Friends Cricket Club (UFCC).

BRADFORD WINNERS: Keighley Knight Riders

The Bradford Hundred League final, which is partnered with the Quaid-e-Azam Cricket League, saw Keighley Knight Riders (KKR) take on Sher Badshah.

Batting first Sher Badshah lost a few early wickets and just two of their batters reached the 20-run mark. In total the side posted a total of 129/9 thanks to two wickets each from Yasir Ali, Jude, and I Hussain.

In response despite KKR cheaply losing one of their openers Waleed, and number three Zeeshan formed an exceptional partnership that helped them win the match.

Amjad Hussain played brilliantly to take his team home at the end. As a result, KKR defeated Sher Badshah in the title match by a margin of seven wickets with 14 balls remaining.

Bradford winners Keighley Knight Riders.

SHEFFIELD WINNERS: Firth Park Warriors

After a competitive league stage Firvale Falcons took on Firth Park Warriors in the final of the YCF Hundred Sheffield on Monday 22 August at Caribbean Sports club.

Falcons were given the option to bat first after Firth Park Warriors won the toss.

Thanks to an excellent performance from Warriors’ Shak Jamil, who took four wickets the side were able to limit the Falcons to 118 runs.

In the chase, Falcons picked up a few early wickets, which tightened the contest, but Adeal Malik steadied the ship, built key partnerships, remained till the very end, and guided the team to victory.

Hamzah Hussain, Community Development Officer for YCF in Sheffield, said thanks to the “amazing work” of our groundsmen we were able to get an exciting, nail-biting, blockbuster final despite the rain.

He added: “Underdogs Firth Park Warriors overcame an omnipotent, unbeaten and confident Firvale Falcons and find themselves, unexpectedly, through to the YCF Hundred Finals day.”

The Firth Park Warriors team who won the Sheffield competition.

KIRKLEES WINNERS: Kashmir Tigers

The final of the Kirklees league saw Pavillion Boys win the toss against Kashmir Tigers and chose to bat first. Pavillion got off to a strong start thanks to 42 runs from Bernard Snyman in 19 balls. But, the Kashmir Tigers restored parity by limiting them to 159 with some outstanding death bowling.

The chase only went in Tiger’s direction. They completed the 160-run target without losing a single wicket in just 64 balls. Rahul P (82 in 31 balls, 6 fours, 7 sixes) and Solar Ali (64 in 33, 9 fours, 2 sixes) were their unbeaten openers.

Kashmir Tigers, pictured below, were crowned the Kirklees Super League 2022 champions with Mobeen Mirza, the captain of the Kashmir Tigers, receiving the winner’s trophy from Soyeb Kayat of the Yorkshire Cricket Board and now progress to the Yorkshire Hundred Adults finals day on Sunday 4 September at Scarborough Cricket Club.

YCF HUNDRED | ADULTS YORKSHIRE FINALS 2022

Scarborough Cricket Ground, Sunday, 4 September.

Semi-finals

United Friends Cricket Club (UFCC) v Kashmir Tigers – 10am

Keighley Knight Riders v Firth Park Warriors – 1pm

Finals – 3.30pm & presentation ceremony – 6:30pm

& stay tuned for content across YCF social from finals day!

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