Woodlands' hopes of reaching this season's Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy final were shattered as they suffered a 43-run defeat against the York Senior League champions Woodhouse Grange.
The JCT600 Bradford League champions looked to be going well when openers Sam Frankland (53) and Scott Richardson (44) put on 98 for the first wicket as Woodlands replied to a Woodhouse Grange score of 263-7, but their colleagues were unable to build on the good start.
Only Farah Hussain (42) of the remaining batsmen made a significant impression as Woodlands declined to 220 all out asTom Quinn (4-36) and Steve Burdett (3-42) spaked the decline.
Woodhouse Grange had built their total around the contributions of Chris Bilton (51), Nick Hadfield (45) and Mike Burdett (37). Frankland (3-55) was the most successful bowler for Woodlands while off spinner Grant Soames was economical with figures of 1-21 in his ten overs.
Woodhouse Grange will now play the Huddersfield League champions Hoylandswaine in the final at Wrenthorpe on Sunday, September 8.