UPPER Airedale's under-tens are the first representative team from the association to win a Yorkshire Junior Cricket Festival trophy.

After dismissing the Wetherby League for 39 at Carlton Cricket Club, near Wakefield, the Upper Airedale boys replied with 40-3 to lift the Cricket Asylum Plate.

Defeated by Bradford in the first round of the event proper, Upper Airedale dropped into the plate and beat Huddersfield and Doncaster before seeing off Wetherby, who elected to bat.

Opening bowlers Jake Keslinke (Oakworth) and Wilf Roberts (Steeton) set the tone, with the latter bowling dangerman Julian Cane.

Wilf returned 3-0-4-2 with Jake logging 3-1-11-2, while the in-form James Powell (Oakworth) continued his run with 2-3. Khunas Zaman (Great Horton Church), who took 2-1, also made another telling contribution.

Bradley's Max Harrison finished the innings off after just 17 overs with two maidens, including a wicket maiden, with only Wetherby No 9 Joe Young making any impression with 11.

After tea, with Upper Airedale's score on 13, skipper Lewis Brown (Oakworth) uncharacteristically slogged across the line to be bowled for five.

Elliott Robinson (Cullingworth) was controversially given out 11 runs later when many thought he had hit the ground with his bat.

Tom Slater (Wharfedale) was then stumped but that was the end of the Airedale wobble as Max Harrison (17no) and Steeton's Luke Spragg (2no) carried them over the line in the 12th over.

Man of the match was James Powell but Ethan Wilson got an honourable mention for his wicketkeeping.