Castle repels Wrenthorpe attack as Whitley Hall win trophy

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WHITLEY Hall batsman Jaco Castle produced a decisive innings to guide his team to victory over Wrenthorpe in a thrilling Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy final.

Wrens, in their first-ever appearance in the showpiece, put themselves in a strong position thanks to an excellent innings of 296-6.

Skipper Gary Fellows (52) and David Paynter drove Wrens on with a second-wicket stand of 118 with the latter going on to score a magnificent 107.

Jim Tasker (88) and Chris Siddall (73) got Hall’s reply off to a solid start but, with their team requiring 131 runs from 14.1 overs, Wrenthorpe still retained control.

However, the arrival of Castle to the crease was the turning point and the South African smashed 89 not out from just 45 balls to give Hall a five-wicket win.

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