HALLFIELD A are hoping to win the Sir James Robert’s Cup after reaching the final for the first time in nine years following a six-wicket victory against last year’s runners-up Girlington-My Lahore.

Girlington batted first and were bowled out for 86 off 22 overs, Shahbaz Ishaq taking 4-22 for Hallfield.

In reply, Hallfield scored 88-4 with Ishaq completing an all-round performance by scoring an unbeaten 48.

Hallfield will now face Salem Athletic, who are also keen to win the cup after last lifting the cup in 2013, and have booked a place in the final after beating Great Horton Church by 35 runs.

Salem batted first and were struggling at 90-8 before Nazir Ahmed scored an unbeaten 65 for Salem to end up on 180-8 after 40 overs. Nazakat Ali taking 4-39 for Church.

In reply, Great Horton Church were bowled out for 145 with Meseum Nisar unbeaten on 34, Umar Khatab (4-28), Mohammed Faizan (3-36) and Mohammed Kaif (3-37) sharing the wickets for Salem.

In order to play in the final of the Bradford Mutual Sunday School League's trophy all players should have played five league games prior to the cup game.