The Jack Bland Trophy final between Doncaster Town and Whitley Hall will take place this Saturday, 19 September at Washfield Lane, Treeton (11.00am start). The match is of 40 overs per side, and will be played under Royal London Cup rules, except that a red ball will be used and conventional cricket 'whites' worn. The trophy will be presented by Mr John Bland of Sheaf Sports & Trophies, who has kindly supplied the trophy and medals. 
 
Doncaster Town led the Eastern Group throughout, suffering just the one defeat, in their last match, against Elsecar, when qualification for the final was already assured. Whitley Hall qualified by beating Wakefield Thornes in the final Western Group game, topping the group by four points. 
 
Both sides are packed with match-winners. Doncaster can boast the explosive batting of opener James Stuart; the solid batting and unorthodox bowling of Duncan Heath; the elegant batting of Bilal Anjam; all-rounders Charlie Kaye and the experienced Graeme Attenborough; and two young and talented opening bowlers in Robert Heyes and George Cowan, to name but a few. They are shrewdly-led by skipper James Ward. 
 
Whitley Hall have a prolific pair of opening batsmen in skipper James Moorhouse and former Aston Hall man Matt Cartwright; backed up by talented all-rounders like the experienced Neil Longhurst and James Brown; evergreen hard-hitting batsman Alex Fletcher; penetrative opening bowlers Abhishek Kulkarni and Biswick Kapala; not forgetting Ben Webster, with his invaluable knack of taking important wickets.  
 
It is a game that could certainly go either way, and we look forward to an exciting contest to bring down the curtain on this truncated season. We wish both sides the very best of luck.  
 
The following important information is provided for spectators: 
 
Admission will be by programme available on the gate for all spectators.  
At the gate, all visitors will be asked to provide a traceable name and contact number. One name and contact per car will be acceptable. 
Spectators will be limited to 350 in total. Patio areas will be restricted but spectators are welcome to bring their own chairs and use the grass areas. 
Team seating area locations and car parking are shown on the ground plan. 
In line with guidance from Monday 14th September, spectators should not congregate in groups of more than six. Social distancing must be observed. Treeton CC will appoint a designated official who WILL ensure these protocols are observed. 
The bar will be open during and after the game for cold and hot drinks
 
Enjoy the game!! 
 
 
 
 
 
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