J W Lees Brewery Wood Cup Final 2011
The day started off at a local coffee bar for the Middleton players and a few supporters where they enjoyed a cooked breakfast to help calm some nerves and also have a bit of team bonding. As you can see from the shots some of the players looked very nervous and some just looked full!!!
The weather was a little patchy to say the least but the ground-staff did a tremendous job in getting the game started on time and we only had one interruption all day.
Onto the match, Middleton won but not after a few scares along the way and Royton must take some good credit from the way their younger players performed. The spirit of the game was it’s usual fantastic sporting self which is a credit to the players of both clubs. A good crowd began to filter through the gates and play got under way with the two teams hoping for a glorious victory and some well earned local bragging rights.
Middleton won the toss and elected to bat and posted 183 for 9 from their 50 overs, in reply Royton managed 143 all out.
Well done Middleton!!! Although not a high scoring cricket match, it was a very entertaining game. Special thanks go the organisers for putting on a splendid J W Lees Brewery Brewery Wood Cup Final.