Harvey stars as Townville triumph in Council final

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Townville were celebrating on Sunday after a superb triumph in the final of the Yorkshire Council Championship.

Up against a Whitley Hall team that had beaten them in the semi-finals of the same competition in 2013, Nick Bresnan’s men earned revenge with a four-wicket success in a game played at Tickhill CC.

Conor Harvey emerged as the final hero with an all-round display that tipped the balance Townville’s way.

First, Harvey claimed 3-44 with the ball to be part of a good effort in the field that saw Whitley Hall restricted to 167-9 from their 45 overs after they had been put in.

Opener Matthew Milburn top scored for Hall with 29, but none of their batsmen got on top of a Townville attack that saw all five bowlers used take wickets.

Richie Bresnan took 3-22 and included four maidens, Dean Woolsey finished with 1-42, Jack Hughes 1-26 and Nick Bresnan 1-26.

Townville’s reply saw them hit early trouble with only Matt Bremner (25) from the top five reaching double figures.

But the game changed once Harvey came to the crease as he smashed three sixes and four fours in scoring 47 runs from just 35 balls.

He was stumped going for another big hit to bring up his half century, but skipper Nick Bresnan (30 not out) and younger brother Richie (9 not out) saw townville home with seven balls to spare.

Townville will now be aiming to make it a double celebration when they go for the Central Yorkshire League’s Premiership title this Saturday.

After rain put paid to any play last weekend they remain one point behind Methley and know they must beat final day opponents Hunslet Nelson at home while hoping their local rivals fail to pick up maximum points from their last game at home against Mirfield Parish Cavaliers.