Woodhouse Grange in sixth National Village Cup final

Tom Young

Tom Young

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BIG-HITTING youngsters Tom Young and Chris Bilton propelled Woodhouse Grange into their sixth Lord's final in the Davidstow National Village Cup.

The 21-year-olds put on 220 for the fourth wicket as the Sutton-on-Derwent side recovered from 28-3 in their semi-final at Milford Hall to total 298-9 from their 40 overs.

Young, striking the ball firmly and timing it cleanly, hit an astounding 155 off only 88 balls, with 14 fours and 8 sixes.

Bilton intelligently fed him the strike, but still had time to make 75 off 89 balls.

After their remarkable partnership, Woodhouse fell away slightly but Mike Hattee added a stylish 27.

When Milford Hall replied, Steve Burdett (2-24) removed the openers, both caught by Andrew Bilton.

Three home batsmen reached the 30s, but none went on to seriously challenge the target.

Left-arm spinner Josh Jackson took 3-41 in his nine overs, two of them stumped by Mike Burdett.

Jackson also added a smart direct hit run out, as Chris Suddaby cleaned up the tail with 3-18.

Their final total was 172 all out in 36 overs, 126 runs short.

Woodhouse’s opponents in the Lord's final on Sunday, September 7 will be Great and Little Tew from Oxfordshire.

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