Appleby Frodingham reached the final of the Yorkshire Premier Leagues Championship with an easy seven-wicket win over North Yorkshire & South Durham League champions Middlesbrough at Brumby Hall yesterday.  
After a delayed start due to rain, the Steelmen won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Teesiders were soon in trouble against the home side's opening attack of Matt Harris (4-18) and Jordan Neil (4-29). There was a little bit of help for the bowlers early on, and a mixture of good bowling and poor batting soon had the visitors in trouble. Only two batsmen reached double figures, and the top score was 16. Sam Harper, batting at seven, even had the misfortune to be run out by Kieran Lindley without facing a ball. Middlesbough were all out for 71, having batted for only 27 of the available 40 overs. 
in their reply, stand-in skipper Alex Grimes (37 not out off 51 balls) steered his side home with few alarms, Frodingham reaching 75-3 in the 19th over.  
In the final, to be played at Headingley next Sunday (10.30 start) the Steelmen will face Woodlands of the Bradford League, who had a similarly comfortable 115-run win over Driffield of Yorkshire Premier League North. 
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