STEETON have won the Keighley Cup competition.

The Aire-Wharfe League side easily defeated Craven League opponents Cowling in the first semi-final at Keighley Cricket Club, and then beat Oxenhope, of the Halifax League, in the final by 38 runs.

The semi-finals were reduced to 15 overs per side because of the threat of showers, and Cowling struggled to 49-6, which Steeton passed without loss inside six overs.

The highlight, or low light whichever way you take it, was Chris Wademan’s big six destroying the rear window of Bob Cryer’s car.

In the second semi-final, Aire-Wharfe side Harden made 96-5, with Steve Welch battling a pulled hamstring to see the innings out, only for Oxenhope to power past their target at 101-3.

Lewis Hopkinson put a couple of deliveries over the pavilion roof and into the car park at KFC.

In the final, which was played in drizzle and poor light, Steeton made a creditable 119-5 in their 20 overs, and Oxenhope were dismissed for 81 with three overs left.

Gary Boulton then lifted the trophy on behalf of his Steeton team.

Proceeds, which are expected to be at least £350, were collected and will be donated to the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope.

Steeton resume their participation in the Aire-Wharfe Division 2 on Saturday as they face a daunting trip to league-leaders New Rover.

They will travel their knowing the importance of picking up points going into the final four fixtures, as they currently sit in the relegation zone.

Steeton are currently 14 points off Colton Institute who sit in tenth.