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Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 Cup
Updated: Friday, January 1, 2016 22:50
 
FINAL PREVIEW
Twenty 20

Pudsey Congs
Pudsey Congs were winnersa in 2012 when they defeated Morley in the final
 
FINALS NIGHT TIMETABLE
6pm Dyson Energy Services Under-15 Ten/10 Cup final Pudsey Congs v Bradford & Bingley
7.15pm Presentation of trophy by Ian Morrall, Director of Dyson Energy Services
8pm Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 final Pudsey Congs v Woodlands
10.45pm Presentation of trophies by Ian Morrall, Director of Dyson Energy Services

 

There have been many heavtyweight clashes between Pudsey Congs and Woodlands in recent years and the two old rivals go head to head again in Thursday's Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 Cup final under the Wagon Lane floodlights.

It will be the first time the two sides have met in the shortest format of the game and with a number of potential match winners on either side, it could be a real cracker.

Sarfraz Ahmed
Big-hitting Sarfraz Ahmed
Picture: © Mike Baker JCT600 Bradford League

Pudsey Congs, winners in 2012, will be keen to add the Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 Cup to the Heavy Woollen Cup they won recently for the first time.

Callum Geldart's brilliant century was decisive to that success and Congs will be hoping he will give their inningsa flying start.

Adam Patel is another player capable of turning a match. His century helped secure the semi-final win over Undercliffe and showed what a destructive strokeplayer he can be.

Few who saw it will forget the brilliant century Andrew Bairstow made against Woodlands on the same ground in the 2008 Sovereign HealthCare Priestley Cup final, and his strokeplay can light up any game, while Babar Butt is another with the ability to transform a match.

Woodlands also have a line-up packed with big hitters. The final could be the perfect platform for the likes of Duncan Snell, Simon Mason and Logan Weston to unleash their fine strokeplay and no doubt the crowd will be hoping for some big hitting from Sarfraz Ahmed.

The bowlers will be doing their best to prevent the batsmen from taking the plaudits. Woodlands have greater experience in the bowling with Sarfraz Ahmed, Pieter Swanepoel and Chris Brice all match-winning performers.

The Congs attack has a more youthful look with opening bowlers Mubtada Akhtar and Mustafa Rafique making an increasing impression, but the key member of the attack is left-arm spinner Glenn Roberts. He is due to retire at the end of the season and would love to bow out with a 17th winners' medal.

Pudsey Congs (From): Callum Geldart, Adam Patel, Andrew Bairstow, Joe Greaves Gareth Phillips (Captain), Mubtada Akhtar, Babar Butt, Nick Lindley, Qasim Khan, James Pearson, Mustafa Rafique, Glenn Roberts.
Woodlands: (Probable): Duncan Snell, Sam Frankland, Simon Mason, Logan Weston, Chris Brice, Pieter Swanepoel (captain), Usman Salim, Sarfraz Ahmed, Adam Goldthorpe, Scott Richardson, Elliott Richardson.
Umpires; Alan Carter and David Ellis.

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