Stamford Bridge storm into last four of Premier Cup
12:32pm Tuesday 1st July 2014 in Sport
STAMFORD Bridge earned a Hunters Premier Cup semi-final tie against Studley Royal with a stunning three-wicket victory over reigning premier division champions Woodhouse Grange.
Grange totalled 240-6 after a knock of 112 from Tom Young and 58 by Mike Burdett, but England Under-19s captain Will Rhodes and brother Dan led the Bridge reply.
Will top-scored with 90 and Dan hit 78 as they overcame the efforts of Grange skipper Steve Burdett, who took 3-58.
In the last four of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League competition they will face a Studley Royal side that beat last season’s runners-up Easingwold.
Batting first, the Royals set a target of 164-8, with Steve Walmsley making 41 and Dan Coad 33, while Richard Lindsay took 3-19.
Easingwold were then bowled out for 127 as Walmsley rounded off a superb all-round display with figures of 3-18.
The line-up for the other semi-final will be decided on Sunday, July 20.
The semi-finals will be played on Sunday, July 27, with the final due to take place at Harrogate on Sunday, August 17.