Congratulations to Barnsley Woolley Miners CC and Cawthorne CC, the 2023 YCSPL T20 Blast and T20 plate champions respectively. Yesterday, at Green Lane, the home of Aston Hall CC, Cawthorne beat Wath by 29 runs in the Plate final, and Barnsley beat Doncaster Town by 23 runs in the Blast final, both games being decided by the DLS method due to interference by heavy rain showers. 
In the Plate final, man-of-the-match Mike Jepps (100 not out off 69 balls) led Cawthorne to 165-2, sharing an opening stand of 82 with Liam Wiles, and a second-wicket stand of 83 with Luke Ogden, who was run out off the last ball of the innings. Facing an adjusted target of 149 in 18 overs, Wath reached 120-8. Opening bowlers Amir Shazad (4-0-6-2) and Methushan Thilina (4-1-11-1) reduced Wath to 9-3, before Jayden Vince his 56 off 26 balls to bring his side back into contention. But once Vince was caught behind off Jepps, the momentum irreversibly shifted back to Cawthorne, and Ogden ended the game with three wickets for six runs in the final over. 
Barnsley Woolley Miners’ skipper Beck Frostick also played a captain’s innings, hitting 65 off 41 balls and sharing in an opening stand of 101 with Oliver Bennett (39 off 27) against Doncaster Town. Rain intervened with Barnsley were 143-1, and when they resumed, they had lost two overs in their innings. They also lost some momentum, despite an unbeaten 55 off 31 balls from Jake Weatherald, as Doncaster regrouped. In reply, Doncaster required 181 off 18 overs, but were 62-3 in the ninth over, having lost the key wickets of Jaden Fell and Caleb Jewell, when more heavy rain forced an abandonment. At that stage, they were 23 adrift of the DLS par score and so Barnsley were declared deserved winners. Beck Frostick was adjudged man-of-the match for his 69, that laid the foundation for his side’s innings, and the wicket of Fell. 
The League thanks everyone at Aston Hall CC for all the hard work and organisation that the club’s officials and players put in over the weekend to ensure that the day was a success, despite the challenges of the heavy rain showers. They were rewarded by a good attendance, and the fact that we were able to achieve a result in both games. We also thank match officials Michael Steele, Matt Tyers and Carl Williams, and scorers Bradley Hemingway, Terry Hopkins, Ellie Chapman and Leanne Clarke, who all coped really well with the combined challenges of the weather and DLS. 
In the national stage of the competitions; in the Vitality T20 Blast area finals, Barnsley Woolley Miners will play at Sandiacre Town CC on Sunday 6 August, in a group that also contains the Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire winners; and in the Vitality T20 Plate, Cawthorne will host the winners of the Bassetlaw League competition in the area final on Sunday 6 August. 
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