Morley beat woodlands to reach T20 final

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MORLEY produced a shock to defeat Bradford League champions and Division One leaders Woodlands in the Dyson Insulations Twenty20 Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

Morley will now contest the final, against the winners of East Bierley and Pudsey Congs, under floodlights at Bradford & Bingley on Thursday August 16 (start 8pm).

Woodlands were taking the competition seriously and fielded a full-strength side but they were bowled out for 112 in 19 overs.

Opener Steven Piercey (27) top scored, while Sarfraz Ahmed made 20 as Chris Rodwell claimed 3-16, while Dave Nebard and Richard Winn picked up two wickets apiece.

Overseas man Kahif Naveed hit 28 in reply but the visitors were reduced to 68-4 before a 45-run unbroken fifth-wicket stand between Matt Baxter (34no) and Winn (12no) saw second division Morley complete a superb victory with seven balls to spare.