Congratulations to Sheffield Collegiate, on becoming the first YSPL side to reach the Regional Finals of the Vitality national t20 competition, and to Wakefield Thornes and Whitley Hall, on reaching the final of the Viking Cricket Knock-Out Cup. 
 
Sheffield Collegiate beat Bourne of the Lincolnshire Premier League by two wickets in the area semi-finals at Cleethorpes this afternoon. Bourne were all out for 114, with Jamie Carrington taking four wickets in an over to finish with 4-11 in four overs. Collegiate reached their target with two wickets and one ball to spare, skipper Josh Varley top scoring with an unbeaten 33.  
 
In the final, Cuckney recovered from 20-4 to reach 144-5 in 20 overs, before Harry McNeilly (34) and Simon Guy put on 71 for the first wicket in seven overs. Henry Eldred then scored 31 in a third-wicket partnership of 50 with Guy, and Collegiate won by seven wickets with 22 balls to spare. Simon Guy finished with a magnificent unbeaten 71. 
 
Our thanks go to all at Cleethorpes CC for their first-class staging of an excellent day's cricket. 
 
Sheffield Collegiate now go forward to the Regional Finals, which will be held at Hanging Heaton CC, on Sunday 18 August. The winner on that day will go forward to the national finals at Derby in September.  
In the Viking Cricket Cup semi-finals, Whitley Hall beat holders Woodhouse Grange by five wickets, whilst Wakefield Thornes beat Doncaster Town by 88 runs. 
 
Wickets were shared equally by five bowlers as Whitley Hall bowled out Woodhouse Grange on their own ground for 151. In reply, James Moorhouse (31) amd Mathew Milburn (42) put on 73 for the first wicket to lay the foundations for the visitors' five wicket win, achieved with nine overs to spare. 
 
At Town Fields, Wakefield Thornes posted 177-6 in 40 overs, David Toft leading the way with 53 and Faisal Irfan adding 32 not out in the later stages. Thornes then bowled the home side out for just 89 inside 19 overs, the only real resistance coming from Aamir Janal (38) and Luke Townswend, who added 54 for the fifth wicket. Mahmood Rasool took 4-57 and Satyajeet Bacchav 3-26. 
 
Wakefield Thornes and Whitley Hall will play in the final on 25 August. 
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