THERE will be a new name of the HPH Cup this season.

Finalists Clifton Alliance and South Cave & Brantingham have never lifted the trophy since it was first played for in 1993.

The teams will battle it out on Acomb’s ground on Sunday, with a 1.30pm start.

Clifton will start as narrow favourites having beaten Cave by five wickets in a league game last month when Will Moll claimed a ‘five-for’ and Allan Barton struck 70.

The York-based outfit became the first side to defeat Westow this season with an impressive seven-wicket win in the HPH semi-final, having thrashed Burn by nine wickets in the previous round, Moll taking 5-33, and seen off Thorpe Willoughby in the first round.

Cave opened their cup campaign with a comprehensive victory against second division leaders Stockton & Hopgrove which featured stunning bowling figures of 8-5-9-5 for Ben Scorah. Kelfield were despatched by two wickets in the next round before Melbourne were beaten by 29 runs in the semi-final, the in-form Tony Mounser taking 5-35.

The umpires for the final are Jim Brannigan and Alan Cann. The presentation of the trophy will be made by Robert Woolley, partner with sponsors HPH chartered accountants.