Wilsden CC 2nd XI win league and cup double

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Wilsden 2nd XI finished 2012 as the Craven & District League Division 4 champions, and in a dramatic Cowling Cup final, joint cup winners. By Mark Humphreys.

This year’s season has been frustrated by the weather, but going into the last three games Wilsden had lost only once and needed just one win to secure the title. This win came at the first attempt, with a resounding 50-run victory at Bradley. This is the first Craven League title for Wilsden CC since joining in 2004 and is a fantastic achievement.

Wilsden Cricket Club 2nd XII team photo

Wilsden Cricket Club 2nd XII team photo

The day after winning the league, Wilsden faced Embsay in a second attempt to settle the cup final after the first match was rained off. It was an amazing match and ended dramatically in a tie, the first time ever in a final of the Cowling Cup!
Whilst the rules stated that in the event of a tie the match should be replayed, both captains suggested it should be shared, which was an agreeable end to a great match. Equally agreeable was the sharing of the Man of the Match with Wilsden’s Shahid Mahmood taking the honours for his 63 not out and 3 wickets for 34.

Wilsden 2nd XI has been superbly captained by Robert Greenwood and has a great mix of youth and experience. Wilsden Cricket Club started its juniors in 2009 and it is fantastic to see junior players being given the opportunity to represent and contribute actively within our senior sides.

Club development enhanced by grant awards

Wilsden Cricket Club’s development plan is aimed at improving the facilities for sport for all players and extending its focus within the community. The club has been delighted this year to have received essential funding towards some of these projects.

Receiving the grant

Receiving the grant

This year the club has been able to replace essential equipment and has begun ground development works, which include a new score box and on-field parking area. The club would like to thank all the organisations for their contributions, especially Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust and the Co-operative Membership Community Fund.

We are always looking for new junior and senior players, so for further information about the club visit www.wilsdencc.co.uk or contact Mark Humphreys on 07877 763523 or wilsdencc@gmail.com

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