Youngsters play curtain raiser at floodlit final

The young cricketers of Morley and Idle will have the chance to entertain the crowd before Thursday night’s Dyson Insulations Twenty/20 final.

The under-13 sides from the two clubs will feature in a special challenge match which will start at 5.30pm.

It is hoped that this will become a regular feature of finals night with sponsor Ian Morrall and competition organiser Alan Birkinshaw keen to see the youngsters play before the big match.

The final itself will start at 8pm and a new name is guaranteed to be engraved on the Dyson Insulations Cup as both Morley and Pudsey Congs are playing in their first finals.

Division Two side Morley have already accounted for Pudsey St Lawrence, winners in 2009 and 2010 as well as league champions Woodlands.

Congs defeated Bankfoot and Baildon before their impressive 42-run semi-final win over East Bierley.

Both teams will be wearing coloured clothing and the match will be played with white cricket balls.

The match will be umpired by Tony Hamer and Keith Dickens and there will be music played whenever there is a boundary or a wicket falls.

Admission to the competition’s fourth final is free and it is hoped the match will be well supported once again.

The winning team will receive the Dyson Insulations Cup, a cheque for £250 and an invitation to represent the league in the National Twenty/20 Cup next season.

Food and drink will be available throughout the evening.

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