Super Simpson snaps up 7-20 as Loftus lift Whitby Gazette Cup

The victorious Loftus side after beating Goathland at Sleights to lift the Whitby Gazette Cup
The victorious Loftus side after beating Goathland at Sleights to lift the Whitby Gazette Cup

Loftus beat Goathland at Sleights to lift the Whitby Gazette Cup in glorious conditions as bowler Alan Simpson shone.

On a glorious Sunday afternoon Loftus won the toss and elected to bat on a superb wicket.

A very competitive total of 138-7 was thanks mainly to a 81 run partnership between Neil Broughton (51) and Richard Horne (37), the pick of Goathland’s bowlers was 16-year-old Aaron Calvert with 5-36.

A spirited Goathland reply was short lived as a good Loftus fielding performance saw Simpson’s man of the match bowling performance (7-20) help bowl Goathland out for 62.

The trophy was presented by Eskdale League officials John Preston and Martin Muir to Loftus’ winning captain Adrian Morrison after the match.