HANGING Heaton skipper Gary Fellows was delighted to put the Bradford Premier League on the map as his side won the coveted Vitality ECB Clubs T20 Cup at Derby.

Fellows made an unbeaten 88 to help his team chase down Swardeston's 164-8 with three balls to spare to win by five wickets and secure their third trophy in three weeks.

Their Heavy Woollen Cup and Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy victories were special but lifting their first national title tops the lot as Hanging Heaton became the first Yorkshire club to win the event.

Fellows said: "There were more than 800 teams at the start of the competition so to come out on top in September and be classed as the best in the country for six months is a fantastic achievement.

“It puts Hanging Heaton on the map and the Bradford League on the map.

“It’s been a brilliant day. The Derby ground has changed a lot since I last played here but it’s been great to come back and play on a county ground again.”

The skipper hit four sixes and eight fours in a 62-ball innings which ensured that his side paced their innings perfectly.

Fellows turned 40 in July but he displayed the skills and temperament that made him a key member of the last Yorkshire county side to win a one day trophy – the C&G Trophy final in 2002.

Swardestone, who had set the tone for a memorable day by making 212-4 as they beat Nantwich by 47 runs in their semi-final, looked to be building a bigger score than their eventual 164-8.

Openers Jordan Taylor and Callum Taylor put on 51 in 5.3 overs and looked to have set the perfect platform for Lewis Denmark to launch another blistering attack after making 122 not out from 52 balls in the semi-final win.

But left-arm spinner Aqsad Ali had other ideas. He continued his recent fine form by dismissing Denmark for 10 before removing Jordan Taylor for 52 in a fine spell of 2-21.

Aqsad's intervention led to a slowing of the scoring rate and only Stephen Gray (25) made an impression as Hanging Heaton's bowlers kept things tight in the closing overs.

After completing the triple, Fellows said: “It’s fantastic for the lads, for the club and our supporters. It can be tough sometimes playing a lot of Saturday and Sunday cricket but this is three out of three in the last three weeks. We have won three finals and that’s why you put those hours in.

“We have worked hard for it, not just this year but the last three or four years. This is the culmination of that, playing at a county ground against the best in the country.

“I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t have been favourites coming in today but we didn’t mind that. It was a case of making sure we enjoyed the day. If you are happy you play your best cricket and we know we have a lot of talent."

Hanging Heaton had earlier beaten Roffer by seven wickets to secure their place in the final.

A superb bowling and fielding performance saw Roffey restricted to 99-9. Opening bowlers David Stiff (3-16) and Tom Chippendale (3-18) impressed while Nick Connolly took two stunning catches.

There was an early setback for Hanging Heaton when they batted after Ben Kohler-Cadmore was trapped lbw first ball by Rohit Jagota.

The dangerous Callum Geldart holed out for four but skipper Gary Fellows and Joe Fraser were soon into their stride.

Fellows made 27 and took the score to 52 before edging Luke Barnard to wicketkeeper Matt Davies.

The Roffey bowlers were making Hanging Heaton work for their runs and the target was still 15 with four overs to go as Fraser and Ishmail Dawood edged their side towards their target.

Fraser finished unbeaten on 41 with four fours while Dawood was 22 not out when victory was achieved with 15 balls to spare.

Hanging Heaton’s success also completed a trophy treble for Yorkshire on the day as Bradford won the ECB City Cup at Leicester and Folkton and Flixton lifted the National Village Cup at Lord’s.