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Former Yorkshire batsman Chris Taylor top scored with 53 as Lightcliffe reached their first final
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Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 semi-finals


Lightcliffe will face Morley in this year's final of the Dyson Energy Services Twenty/20 Cup under Bradford & Bingley's floodlights at their Wagon Lane ground on Thursday, August 15.

Lightcliffe reached their first final by defating holders Pudsey Congs by 37 runs, while last season's beaten finalist Morley defeated Hanging Heaton by four runs.

Batting first, Lightcliffe built a score of 191-6 with skipper Chris Taylor (53) and Alex Stead (45) leading the way. It proved to be a daunting target as Congs saw their grip on the trophy slip away as they were restricted to 154-9. Jack Seddon was their top scorer with 29 as Lightcliffe, boosted by 3-28 from Suleman Khan, sealed their place in the final.

The match at Scatcherd Lane between the two teams who were resinstated to the competition after Pudsey St Lawrence were disqualified, went down to the final ball befor Morley emerged with a four-run win over Hanging Heaton.

Morley looked to have blow their chance of reaching the final when they were bowled out for 120 with 13 ball of their innings remaining. Luke Heinemann top scored with 34 as they struggled to generate any impetus as Gary Fellows took 3-21.

Hanging Heaton lost early wickets before Joe Suggitt gave them renewed hope. He made an unbeaten 40 but his side fell four runs short of Morley's total, finishing on 116-7. Kashif Naveed (2-11) in his four overs was the pick of the Morley bowlers.

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