OAKWORTH looked destined for defeat in the Keighley Cup final at Lawkholme Lane.

Facing an impressive 156-7, opponents Bingley Congs were 118-3 after 14 overs but then lost six wickets in as many overs to go down by 11 runs.

Neil Copping made a hard-hitting 40 for Congs but they collapsed to Richard Cavender (3-14) and Joe Copperwaite (2-37).

Lewis Wrathall (42) and Drew Duffy (28) put on 40 for Oakworth's first wicket, while Copperwaite (17), Jordan Powell (13) and Jack Ellis (17) then made useful contributions as Copping kept Congs in the match with 3-28.

After earlier rounds played in midweek, the four team through to finals day at Keighley Cricket Club were Congs, Crossflatts and Oakworth (all from the Craven League) and Harden (Aire-Wharfe League).

Harden were drawn against Oakworth, and made a competitive 140, with Andrew Wear top-scoring with 58 not out. In reply, Oakworth looked like falling short when they were 99-6 from 15 overs.

However, big-hitting Powell had other ideas and helped himself to a quickfire 39 not out from 23 balls, including four fours and two sixes, bringing his side home with balls to spare.

In the second semi-final, Crossflatts made 125-9, with 'Mr Extras' being the top contributor with 28.

Congs were then indebted to 17-year-old Ben Hemsley, who saw his side home with an magnificent unbeaten 77.

In presenting the Keighley Cup to Oakworth captain Joel Gallagher, retiring Keighley Cup president Wilf Scarborough thanked everybody connected with Keighley Cricket Club, the scorers, the umpires and the organising committee for their hard work in making a success of the day.

The proceeds will be split between local organisations, with a final decision to be made at a meeting of the Keighley Cup committee.