Adders and Kirkwood take the honours in cricket finals day at Jesmond

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In the Paddlers Plate Final Adders were put in to bat by Boxbreakers and scored 153-1 with strong hitting by Ben O’Brien 89 and Hasan Raza 55 not out.

O’Brien hit nine fours and six sixes, Raza four of each boundary type.

The game was reduced to 12 off 8-ball overs owing to the late start.

In reply, Boxbreakers made 108-8 with opener Javed Mirza hitting 55, including five fours and three sixes.

For Adders, Don Catley took 5-13 off three decisive overs.

The Just Sport Cup Final was a full 16 overs 8-ball game and holders Kirkwood batted first with a strong line up against new team North Star.

Kirkwood scored 144-8 boosted by 25 off the final over thanks to Jaswinder Singh’s late acceleration to 36 not out including three sixes and a four.

Opener Mukhtar Hussain hit a swift 20 and Ahtsham Mehmood was run out for 44 with four sixes and three fours.

For North Star, Ahmed Ali 2-42 and Balal Baig 2-24 were the top wicket takers.

The North Star reply was positive, but Kirkwood made no mistake with six faultless catches in the deep.

Nasir Amin, 21, Atishm Siddique, 19 and Balal Baig were the top order destroyed by Mehmood with 5-28 to be awarded the Phil Wisbach Shield as man-of-the-match.

Asad Bokhari also claimed 4-19 as Star were dismissed for 119. Kirkwood have thus again won the League and Cup double.

Awards were presented by former Paddler, Brian Ruderman (Plate) and League President Malcolm Kennedy (Cup). Thanks to Peter Woodley and Jesmond for the arrangements and a superb day and to sponsor Just Sport who donated the match balls and supplied the individual trophies.

Umpires: Fred Wiles & Steve Ransome; scorers Jake Horowitz and Gillian Woodley.