After running successful 20/twenty competitions in 2005 and 2006, held on a Sunday on both occassions, Cleckheaton decided, provided the necessary sponsorship was forthcoming, to hold a floodlit competition in 2007, but it was not until around July that everything fell into place.
With the support of Morley chairman Graham Smith, his club entered into a joint venture agreement with us which saw the formation of a "Ton Up" club whose members put in £100 sponsorship each for places at a Celebration Dinner which was now to take place the evening after the trophy final.
Finally a sponsor was found for the event in John Wildman, managing director of local storage and distribution company Thompson, Davis & Co Ltd, and then David Gilbank of D G Electrical stepped in with an offer to provide floodlighting at no little cost to himself. An so the Thompson, Davis & Co. Ltd "Super-Twenty" was up and running.
Arrangements are already in progress for a repeat of this season's success. It promises to be even better next season with the availablity of better floodlight, and hopefully more competitive cricket.
David Ellis, Paul Wiseman, David Sharp, Glyn Pearson.
Running in conjunction with the main tournament was the "SURRIDGE TROPHY" an under 9's competition. The combatants the Cleckheaton Wildcats, the Gomersal Bears, the Cleckheaton Whitesox, and the Morley Meerkats played their games before the main games and provided fine entertainment for those attending.
The final was won the by Gomersal Bears who defeated the Cleckheaton Wildcats, but all teams deserve a hand of applause for the entertainment they provided over the three evenings.
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THE TROPHY WINNERS
The draw was made by JCT600 Bradford Cricket League Chief Executive on Tuesday, 31st July 2007 at Cleckheaton Sports Club.
The draw was as follows:
Cleckheaton Crusaders v Littleborough Lightning
Morley Marauders v JCT600's
1st SEMI FINAL
Tuesday, 4th September 2007
LITTLEBOROUGH LIGHTNING 99 All Out
M.Bood 22no, R.Poole 17, P.Deakin 14.
T.Pringle 4-2-13-4, I.Wardlaw 4-0-10-2, J.Wood 4-0-15-2.
CLECKHEATON CRUSADERS 104 for 1 wkts.
M.Nicholson 42no, M.Zaman 38no.
2nd SEMI FINAL
Wednesday, 5th September 2007
MORLEY MARAUDERS 40 All Out
P.Slater 1.3-0-2-5(incl hat trick), T.Glover 4-0-10-2
41 for 2 Wkts
G.Razak 15, M.Azarullah 3-0-17-2.
Thursday, 5th September 2007
131 All Out
A.Bairstaw 41, J.Stansfield 21no, H.Rashid 11, P.Slater 11
C.Wiseman 3-0-11-3, J.Wood 2.5-0-11-3.
CLECKHEATON CRUSADERS. 123 All Out.
C.Thornton 25, J.Wood 24, M.Zaman 23, I.Nicholson 19
A.Butt 1.1-0-7-2, J.Smith 2-0-14-2, C.Thompson 4-0-25-2