BOWLER Jack Charters believes that it is “only fitting” that York CC were able to retain the Dan Woods Memorial T20 Trophy.

York were able to get over the final in the final of competition with just a ball to spare when they travelled to Sheriff Hutton Bridge, winning by four wickets.

The trophy is named after York’s former captain and junior coach Woods, who sadly passed away from cancer in March at the age of 32.

And York star Charters, who was the pick of the away side’s attack, with five wickets, said: “I think that’s only fitting that York have retained the Dan Woods Memorial Trophy.”

Batting first, Sheriff Hutton Bridge were all out for 148 after 19.5 overs, with Adam Fisher (47 runs from 37 balls) their top-scorer.

Charters was able to take the wickets of four of the hosts’ top five, with his five wickets coming at a cost of just 23 runs from four overs.

The bowler said: “We won the toss, had a bowl first and got off to a great start, I think the wicket that we got in the second over had them tied down.

“They built back quite well and then we managed to rope them back in. Everyone executed their skills and everyone fielded really well.”

In reply, openers Harry Adair (38) and Charlie Elliot (37) got York off to a strong start but wickets fell quickly to take the game into a deciding over.

And, in the penultimate ball, Alex Lilley (13 not out) and Oliver Leedham (7 not out) secured York would take home the trophy, as named after their former captain.

“We thought that we kept them to quite a manageable target and we then got off to a flying start,” Charters added.

“But then we started to lose a steady stream of wickets. But we managed to rebuild and then Lilley and Leeds (Leedham).

“It was never going to a breeze in the park but that’s cup final cricket for you.”

On his five-wicket hail, he added: “I think that was just down to execution of skills and everyone else backing me up.”