Wetherby League: Kippax triumph in Senior Evening Cup final

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ledsham v kippax welfare zubair badat kippax welfare

Kippax Welfare earned their first silverware of the year as they triumphed in the Wetherby League’s Senior Evening Cup final at Barwick.

Up against Garforth Parish Church, they recorded a four-wicket victory.

A strong effort in the field paved the way for the success as Garforth were kept to just 109-7 in their allotted 20 overs.

They only reached that total thanks to opener James Allinson, who contributed more than half the runs with a knock of 63.

Only Michael Fisher (11) of the other batsmen reached double figures against a Kippax attack led by Intekhab Ravat (2-17) and Imran Mohammed Pandor (2-18). Ghulam Hussain also claimed 1-22.

In Welfare’s reply, Zubair Badat and Mohammed Nadim both fell cheaply, but Wasim Patel (35) and Mahmed Munaf Navsarka (34) came together for a good stand and Altaf Patel (19 not out) then saw the side home with help from Munawar Chariwala (8 not out).

Kippax did well to bounce back from disappointment a day earlier when in the league they had their Division One championship hopes dashed with a 35-run defeat to leaders Sicklinghall.

The table toppers emerged victorious as they made 244-9 to their opponents’ 209. Museji Bhoola top scored for Kippax with 79 while Patel hit 42 and Connor Williams 35. Ravat (4-45) was their best bowler.

The result left Kippax down in fourth place, 14 points behind Sicklinghall and unable now to catch them with just two matches left.

Ledsham may be resigned to relegation from Division One, but they are still fighting as evidenced by their 98-run win over fifth-placed Church Fenton.

Andrew Kelly was the star performer with bat and ball as the all-rounder almost single handedly destroyed Church Fenton. First, he top scored with 58 as Ledsham posted a 153 total then he took 7-25 as Fenton were all out for only 55.

Adam Rothera (2-5) and William Day (1-24) were the other wicket takers while Robert Fisher (21) and Day (18) supported Kelly with the bat.

Kippax A lost by three wickets to promotion chasers Scarcroft in Division Three after posting a 178-7 total.

Martin Hey hit 65 in vain for Ledsham A as they lost by three wickets to Saxton A in Division Four. With Thomas Boothroyd also hitting 36 and Mitchell Morley 35 Ledsham made 185. But Saxton paced their run chase well despite two wickets each for Chris Woodall, Simon Strafford and Jack Hey.