PUDSEY St Lawrence reached their second successive Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions' Trophy final with a nine-wicket win over Wakefield Thornes in their semi-final replay at Tofts Road.

And in a repeat of 2016 they will face holders York at Masham on Sunday, September 10.

Openers Mark Robertshaw and Adam Waite shared a match-winning stand of 169.

They took their side to within four runs of victory before Robertshaw was bowled by left-arm spinner Steve Morgan for 85.

Robertshaw, who had made a century when the sides met in last year's Yorkshire Premier League final in Abu Dhabi, hit three sixes and 11 fours.

Waite, who finished unbeaten on 83, struck 13 fours as St Lawrence passed the Thornes total of 171 with 15.4 overs to spare.

The openers certainly played well but conditions did seem better for batting after the application of the heavy roller before their innings.

The wicket, which had a greenish look, appeared to make strokeplay difficult when Thornes opted to bat first.

Many of their players had difficulty timing their shots, and the three St Lawrence spinners, Chris Marsden (3-17), Tom Hudson (1-25) and Steve Watts (0-36), proved hard to get away.

Just as in Abu Dhabi, where he made a match-winning century, David Toft dominated his side's innings.

Even though he found it difficult to force the pace, he top-scored with 51.

St Lawrence were grateful that he didn't punish heavily the simple catch dropped by the normally reliable Waite when he was on 41.

The turning point came in the 35th over.

First Toft hit a ferocious straight drive low back to bowler Hudson, which he was unable to hold but did manage to parry onto the stumps with Faisal Irfan out of his ground.

The next ball was a juicy full toss, which Toft tried to lift over long on but was athletically caught by Jordan Thompson and was out for 51.

All of a sudden, Thornes were 128-6 and needed to stabilise their innings rather than kick on.

With the slow bowlers making run-scoring difficult, that wasn't possible.

St Lawrence have been enigmatic this season, but this was one of their most disciplined displays and they earned their win.