Mulgrave capture Robin Holmes Cup

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MULGRAVE captured this year’s Robin Holmes Cup with a six-wicket win over Lealholm in the final.

After winning the toss and choosing to field first, a young Mulgrave attack bowled tight lines and restricted Lealholm’s scoring to only 25 off the opening eight overs, with Leaholm batting cautiously and only losing the one wicket.

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As Lealholm attempted to up the scoring rate, wickets started to fall and they managed a total of 88/7 off their 20 overs.

Tom Blackett (24), Aidan Foord (13) and Carl Simpson (13) were the main run-scorers for Lealholm. Joe Hinchliffe 4-0-12-1 and Martin Thistle 4-0-8-1 were the standout performers for Mulgrave in enabling to restrict Lealholm.

Mulgrave started slowly in reply, managing to only reach 22/2 off the opening eight overs mainly due to some excellent bowling from Dan Marsay, 4-0-14-2.

Mulgrave reached their target of 89 in the 19th over by Martin Thistle who batted throughout the innings for a score of 26 not out with other useful contributions coming from Tom Goodchild (21), Simon Kipling (21) and Richard Hegarty (18 not out).