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Cricket: Milner magic not enough for Ganton
2:33pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Sport
THIRTEEN-year-old Robbie Milner was a clear man of the match after taking a wonderful 7-26 – but his Ganton 2nds side still lost the Derwent Valley League’s Home Guard Sunday Cup final.
Forge Valley 3rds, having won the toss, scored a total of 166-9, with opener Tim Farrant hitting a fine 37 and number three Eric Hall 51 in a 75-run partnership, all despite Milner’s efforts.
In reply, Ganton struggled against good bowling from Forge Valley, although John Bannister made 20, Liam Cousin 23, Mark Leeson 16 and Greg Cousin 19 not out, Milner the last man out on the last ball of the innings with the team on 103.
Leighton Barley was the best bowler for Forge Valley with 4-19 while Sean Pinder took 2-21.
Brian Judson, secretary of the Home Guard Club, presented the trophies, while thanks were given to the ground staff at Forge Valley for getting the field ready after it was flooded only a few days earlier.
The final of the Derwent Valley League’s Welford Cup takes place at Ebberston tonight (Wednesday), between Seamer 3rds and Sewerby 3rds, starting at 6pm. The games is 20 overs a side and the umpires are Les Johnson and Malcolm Maw.
The final of the league’s Atlas Ward Cup, which was cancelled due to bad weather on Wednesday, July 11, between Sherburn 2nds and Forge Valley 3rds, will now be played at Staxton, at 6pm on Thursday, August 2.