There’s no place like home as hosts Parkhead lift Winston Cup trophy

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Parkhead made home advantage count in their Winston Cup final against Hollinsend Methodists, prevailing by 30 runs.

Hollinsend won the toss and bowled first, but soon regretted their decision when Adam Burkinshaw and Jamie Carrington added a partnership of 82 for the first wicket.

Richard Wadsworth (4-29) and Ryan Sharpe (2-29_ slowed the scoring down, but Parkhead reached 147, a score that proved too much for Hollinsend.

Steve Marshall scored 20 and Josh Rodgers hit 32 not out, but it was not enough for Hollinsend who could only reach 117..

Earlier in the day, Hollinsend beat Sheffield University Staff by four wickets in the semi-finals, and winners Parkhead reached the final by overcoming MPH Joinery Yorkshire and Derbyshire Division One Champions Holmesfield by nine wickets.

David Wardle and Sajid Mohamed hit 81 and 56 respectively for Staff, but 86 from Chris Jones, saw Hollinsend claim a four-wicket victory.

Parkhead made lighter work of Holmesfield with some impressive bowling.

The Division One champions could only reach 86, and Carrington and Burkinshaw added 44 and 29 respectively as the hosts claimed an easy nine-wicket victory.