CLUBS from three different leagues have made it through to the Keighley Cup finals day tomorrow (Sunday, August 22) at Keighley Cricket Club.

They are Harden and Steeton from the Aire-Wharfe League, Cowling from the Craven League and Oxenhope from the Halifax League.

Cowling will face Steeton in the first semi-final at 10.30am, with Oxenhope meeting Harden at 1.30pm, the final then following at about 4.30pm.

The superb trophy was first played for in 1910 in the West Bradford League, which disbanded in the late 1970s, and it has been presented for the Keighley Cup since 2000.

The competition, for clubs in and around the Keighley area, was the brainchild of Wilf Scarborough and late duo Leonard Falkingham and Derek Granger.

The current committee members are Pete Roberts, Tim Sugden, Geoff Fisher and Mark Falkingham – son of Leonard.

Keighley Cricket Club has become the home of the Keighley Cup finals day, with the first being contested on September 10, 2000 between Oakworth - who included current second-team skipper Michael Scarborough (Wilf’s son), Jeff Inman, Mark Price and Robert Hopkinson - and Steeton.

The latter’s team included Matthew Pinninger, Alex Howarth, Garry Boulton and Paul Hardwick.

The competition was changed from a longer format to T20 in 2010, enabling four teams to enjoy finals day.

No competition was held last year due to Covid-19, but 14 teams entered this season’s event.

Entrance for finals day is £2 for adults and £1 for children, with all the proceeds being shared between the Manorlands Hospice and the Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association.

Food will also be available via an all-day barbecue.