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Shaw Laners lose final on runrate

Sunday 16th September 2012
Captain Richard Wilkinson.

Barnsley CC lost out on runrate after rain stopped play in their Yorkshire League Knockout Cup final against Driffield at Shaw Lane on Sunday.

 

There was rain in the air all day but the heavens opened at 6.30pm with Driffield needing 23 runs from ten overs with six wickets left.

 

The visitors had scored quicker than Barnsley and were therefore crowned champions. It was a major blow for Barnsley who were looking to take their second trophy of the season after winning the league's Twenty20 cup.

 

Barnsley lost the toss and were put into bat. They finished on 205 for eight as Matt Wilson top-scored with 51.

 

In reply, Driffield's Pakistani dangerman Aamer Sajjad survived a huge first-ball appeal then put his team in control with an excellent 69.

 

He was eventually dismissed but Driffield got to 183 for four off 40 before the rain forced the teams off.